Rory Spanton
Profiles

Rory Spanton

Teaching and Support Assistant

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health)

Biography

Biography

Qualifications

PhD Psychology, University of Plymouth (2020 - Present)

Research Assistant, University of Plymouth (2019 - 2020)

BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Plymouth (2015 - 2019)

Professional membership

Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) Graduate Member, 2021 - Present

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

My main teaching interests involve research methods and statistics, topics in cognitive psychology, and R programming.

Previous Teaching and Marking:

2020-21:
PSYC519/719: Research Methods in Practice 1
PSYC720: Research Methods in Practice 2
PSYC413: Debates in Psychology

Research

Research

Research interests

I investigate human memory using behavioural experiments and mathematical modelling, with a current focus on the links between explicit (conscious) and implicit (unconscious) forms of memory. I am also interested in variability in memory - why we can remember some things better than others - and how mathematical models of memory represent this.

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Spanton RW & Berry CJ (2020) 'The unequal variance signal-detection model of recognition memory: Investigating the encoding variability hypothesis' Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 73, (8) 1242-1260 , DOI Open access
Personal

Personal

Reports & invited lectures

    Spanton, R. W. (2021). Measuring trustworthiness or automating physiognomy? Considerations
for responsible machine learning in science. Talk presented (online) at Radboud University, Nijmegen,
Netherlands.


Conferences organised

13th Annual School of Psychology Conference, June 2021, University of Plymouth, UK.

Links

Personal website: www.roryspanton.com