I am a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Liverpool Hope University. I first completed a BSc (hons) degree in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University and then furthered my studies by obtaining an MRes degree in Psychology Research Methods from the University of York. In 2011, I was awarded my PhD from Nottingham Trent University for my thesis exploring the topic “Exclusivity in Memory for Object Location”. My research interests are predominantly in the field of Human Cognitive Psychology, with a particular focus on human memory and memory for object location. I am also interested in how multiple memory representations can interact to influence recall accuracy in spatial long term memory. I am an active researcher and am currently collaborating on a number of projects, exploring memory for location with Dr Philippe Chassy (Liverpool Hope University) and Dr Andrew Dunn (Nottingham Trent University). More recently I have been conducting a series of experiments exploring the survival processing advantage in human memory; this work is in collaboration with Dr. Davide Bruno.
My current teaching responsibilities are largely on the Foundations of Psychology module at level C, where I teach on all elements of the course. In addition to this I also teach on other areas of the BSc Psychology course including “Cognitive Psychology” at level C, “Biological Psychology” and “Attention and Perception” at level I and “Development Psychology at level H. I also teach tutorials and I am currently supervising a range of third year research projects.
I am a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), an Ordinary Committee Member of the BPS Cognitive Section and I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Harrison, N.R., & Clark, D. P. A. (In press). The Observing facet of trait mindfulness predicts frequency of aesthetic experiences evoked by the arts. Mindfulness
Clark, D. P. A. & Bruno, D. (2016). Fit to last: Exploring the longevity of the survival processing effect. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 1164-1178.
Ferguson, M. A., Henshaw, H., Clark, D. P. A. & Moore, D. R. (2014). Benefits of auditory training in 50-74 year olds with mild hearing loss. Ear & Hearing. 35, e110 - e121.
Clark, D. P. A., Dunn, A. K. & Baguley, T. (2013). Testing the exclusivity effect in location memory. Memory. 21, 512-523.
Henshaw, H., Clark, D. P. A., Kang, S. & Ferguson, M. A. (2012). Factors affecting PC skill and internet use in 50-74 year olds: an influence of hearing difficulties. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 14.
Ferguson, M. A., Henshaw, H., Riley, A., Clark, D. P. A. (2011). Auditory training: does it work in people with hearing loss? International Journal of Audiology. 50, 719.
Quinn, S. Q., Henshaw, H., Clark, D., Falck, C. & Smith, S. (2010). Using the CLOX drawing task to educate the public of the effects of hearing loss. Perception. 39, 1420-1423.
Clark, D. P. A. (2015). Can survival processing help to preserve our memories? In D. Bruno (Ed.), The Preservation of Memory: Theory and Practice for Clinical and Non-Clinical Populations. Oxford, UK: Psychology Press.