Dr Alastair Smith
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Dr Alastair Smith

Associate Professor in Psychology

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)

Role

  • 2019-date: Associate Head of School (Student Experience)

Qualifications

Academic qualifications

  • 2015: PGCHE, University of Nottingham
  • 2003: PhD, University of Bristol
  • 1999: BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Birmingham

Positions held
  • 2017-date: Associate Professor (Reader), University of Plymouth
  • 2008-2017: Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham
  • 2005-2008: MRC Research Associate, University of Bristol
  • 2004-2005: ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bristol
  • 2003-2004: BBSRC Research Associate, University of Bristol
  • 2000-2008: Honorary Neuropsychologist, North Bristol NHS Trust

Professional membership

  • Higher Education Academy
  • Applied Vision Association
  • British Neuropsychological Society
  • Experimental Psychology Society
  • NSF Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC) Spatial Network

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Buckley M, Holden L, Spicer S, Smith AD & Haselgrove M 2019 'Crossing boundaries: Global reorientation following transfer from the inside to the outside of an arena' Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition PEARL
Buckley MG, Smith AD & Haselgrove M 2019 'Thinking outside of the box II: Disrupting the cognitive map' Cognitive psychology 108, 22-41 , DOI PEARL
Thair H, Holloway A, Newport R & Smith AD 2017 'Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS): A Beginner's Guide for Design and Implementation' Frontiers in Neuroscience , DOI PEARL
Alotaibi A, Underwood G & Smith AD 2017 'Cultural differences in attention: Eye movement evidence from a comparative visual search task' Conscious Cogn 55, 254-265 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Smith AD & Milne E 2017 'Dual Coding of object relations: An alternative framework for understanding perceptual processing in autism?' Visual Cognition 1-11 , DOI PEARL
Ropar D, Greenfield K, Smith AD, Carey M & Newport R 2017 'Body representation difficulties in children and adolescents with autism may be due to delayed development of visuo-tactile temporal binding' Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience , DOI PEARL
Smith AD, Kenny L, Rudnicka A, Briscoe J & Pellicano E 2016 'Drawing Firmer Conclusions: Autistic Children Show No Evidence of a Local Processing Bias in a Controlled Copying Task' Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 46, (11) 3481-3492 , DOI PEARL
Buckley MG, Smith AD & Haselgrove M 2016 'Thinking outside of the box: Transfer of shape-based reorientation across the boundary of an arena' Cognitive Psychology 87, 53-87 , DOI PEARL
Buckley MG, Smith AD & Haselgrove M 2015 'Blocking spatial navigation across environments that have a different shape' Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition 42, (1) 51-66 , DOI PEARL
Greenfield K, Ropar D, Smith AD, Carey M & Newport R 2015 'Visuo-tactile integration in autism: atypical temporal binding may underlie greater reliance on proprioceptive information' Molecular Autism 6, (1) , DOI PEARL
Buckley MG, Haselgrove M & Smith AD 2015 'The developmental trajectory of intramaze and extramaze landmark biases in spatial navigation: An unexpected journey' Developmental Psychology 51, (6) 771-791 , DOI PEARL
Smith AD 2015 'Spatial navigation in autism spectrum disorders: a critical review' Frontiers in Psychology 6, , DOI PEARL
Buckley MG, Smith AD & Haselgrove M 2014 'Learned predictiveness training modulates biases towards using boundary or landmark cues during navigation' The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 68, (6) 1183-1202 , DOI PEARL
Buckley MG, Smith AD & Haselgrove M 2014 'Shape shifting: Local landmarks interfere with navigation by, and recognition of, global shape' Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 40, (2) 492-510 , DOI PEARL
Carton AM & Smith AD 2013 'Assessing the relationship between eating disorder psychopathology and autistic traits in a non-clinical adult population' Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity 19, (3) 285-293 , DOI PEARL
Smith AD, McKeith L & Howard CJ 2013 'The development of path integration: Combining estimations of distance and heading' Experimental Brain Research 231, (4) 445-455 , DOI
Buckley MG & Smith AD 2013 'Evidence for spatial navigational impairments in hydrocephalus patients without spina bifida' Brain and Cognition 83, (1) 132-141 , DOI
Smith AD, Hands P, Brooks J & Siegler I 2013 'Reviews: From Mental Imagery to Spatial Cognition and Language: Essays in Honour of Michel Denis, Vision and Brain: How We Perceive the World, Understanding Pain: Exploring the Perception of Pain, Sensorimotor Control and Learning: An Introduction to the Behavioral Neuroscience of Action' Perception 42, (6) 685-691 , DOI
Smith AD & Buckley MG 2012 'Spatial navigational impairments in hydrocephalus' Cognitive Processing 13, (S1) 329-332 , DOI
Pellicano E, Smith AD, Cristino F, Hood B, Briscoe J & Gilchrist ID 2011 'Reply to Nemeth and Janacsek: Children with autism learn to search differently in a large-scale context' Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108, (15) E58-E58 , DOI
Howard CJ, Pharaon RG, K├Ârner C, Smith AD & Gilchrist ID 2011 'Visual Search in the Real World: Evidence for the Formation of Distractor Representations' Perception 40, (10) 1143-1153 , DOI
Pellicano E, Smith AD, Cristino F, Hood BM, Briscoe J & Gilchrist ID 2010 'Children with autism are neither systematic nor optimal foragers' Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108, (1) 421-426 , DOI
Smith AD, Howard CJ, Alcock N & Cater K 2010 'Going the distance: spatial scale of athletic experience affects the accuracy of path integration' Experimental Brain Research 206, (1) 93-98 , DOI
Smith AD 2010 'Drawing and cognition : on the role of mental imagery and spatial coding in graphic production'
Smith AD, Hood BM & Gilchrist ID 2010 'Probabilistic cuing in large-scale environmental search' Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 36, (3) 605-618 , DOI
Smith AD, Wallace F, Hood B & Gilchrist ID 2009 'Mechanisms of large-scale environmental search: probability cueing depends on the relationship between landmarks and target distribution' Cognitive Processing 10, (S2) 305-306 , DOI
Smith AD, Gilchrist ID, Hood B, Tassabehji M & Karmiloff-Smith A 2009 'Inefficient Search of Large-Scale Space in Williams Syndrome: Further Insights on the Role of LIMK1 Deletion in Deficits of Spatial Cognition' Perception 38, (5) 694-701 , DOI
Smith AD 2009 'On the use of drawing tasks in neuropsychological assessment' Neuropsychology 23, (2) 231-239 , DOI
Smith AD, Gilchrist ID, Cater K, Ikram N, Nott K & Hood BM 2008 'Reorientation in the real world: The development of landmark use and integration in a natural environment' Cognition 107, (3) 1102-1111 , DOI
Liouta E, Smith AD & Mohr C 2008 'Schizotypy and pseudoneglect: A critical update on theories of hemispheric asymmetries' Cognitive Neuropsychiatry 13, (2) 112-134 , DOI
Smith AD, Hood BM & Gilchrist ID 2008 'Visual search and foraging compared in a large-scale search task' Cognitive Processing 9, (2) 121-126 , DOI
Smith AD, Gilchrist ID, Butler SH, Muir K, Bone I, Reeves I & Harvey M 2007 'Non-lateralised deficits of drawing production in hemispatial neglect' Brain and Cognition 64, (2) 150-157 , DOI
Smith AD, Hood BM & Hector K 2006 'Eye remember you two: gaze direction modulates face recognition in a developmental study' Developmental Science 9, (5) 465-472 , DOI
Smith AD, Gilchrist ID, Hood BM & Karmiloff-Smith A 2006 'Developmental components of large-scale search: evidence from children and individuals with partial genetic deletions' Cognitive Processing 7, (S1) 93-94 , DOI
Smith AD, Gilchrist ID & Hood BM 2005 'Children's Search Behaviour in Large-Scale Space: Developmental Components of Exploration' Perception 34, (10) 1221-1229 , DOI
Smith AD 2005 'Around the clock surveillance: simple graphic disturbance in patients with hemispatial neglect carries implications for the clock drawing task' Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 77, (3) 407-409 , DOI
Smith AD & Gilchrist ID 2005 'Within-object and between-object coding deficits in drawing production' Cognitive Neuropsychology 22, (5) 523-537 , DOI
SMITH A & GILCHRIST I 2005 'Drawing from Childhood Experience: Constructional Apraxia and the Production of Oblique Lines' Cortex 41, (2) 195-204 , DOI
Smith AD & Gilchrist ID 2004 'Evidence for the online operation of imagery: Visual imagery modulates motor production in drawing' Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27, (3) 416-417 , DOI
Smith AD & Gilchrist ID 2004 'Evidence for the online operation of imagery: Visual imagery modulates motor production in drawing' BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES 27, (3) 416-+ Author Site , DOI
Riddoch MJ, Humphreys GW, Blott W, Hardy E, Smith AD & Smith AD 2003 'Visual and Spatial Short-term Memory in Integrative Agnosia' Cognitive Neuropsychology 20, (7) 641-671 , DOI
Chapters
Humphreys G 2016 'A Reader in Visual Agnosia' Routledge , DOI
Cohen 2007 'Memory in the Real World' Psychology Press , DOI
Conference Papers
Smith AD, Holloway AL, Thair H & Newport R 2015 'Developmental trajectories of path integration: The influence of concurrent task' S78-S79
Holloway AL & Smith AD 2015 'Probability cueing in virtual environmental search' S70-S70
Smith AD & Buckley MG 2012 'Spatial navigational impairments in hydrocephalus' S50-S50
Smith AD, Wallace F, Hood B & Gilchrist ID 2009 'Mechanisms of large-scale environmental search: probability cueing depends on the relationship between landmarks and target distribution' S162-S162
Posters
Smith AD & De Lillo C Smith AD & De Lillo C 0 'Individual differences in spatial components of search and foraging' 0 0 Author Site
Smith AD, Scott C & Holloway AL Smith AD, Scott C & Holloway AL 0 'Inducing difference in search behaviour: Right parietal stimulation modulates efficiency but not learning' 0 0 Author Site
Baxter R, Jones PM, Hall SD & Smith AD Baxter R, Jones PM, Hall SD & Smith AD 0 'Using immersive virtual environments to explore the blocking of geometric information during spatial learning' 0 0 Author Site

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ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7335-4083
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ResearcherID: O-3220-2017