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Dr Dan Clark

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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, the survival processing effect in memory and the temporal contiguity effect.

My current teaching responsibilities are largely on the Introduction to Psychology module at first year, where I am a core lead and lead on the 'What is Psychology' lecture series. In addition to this I co-lead the second-year Research Design and Analysis Quantitative course. I also lead the Advanced Research Design and Analysis course at Masters level and deliver of third year option looking at 'Human Memory'. I am also a member of the UG and PG academic sub-committees. 

I am a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Review Editor for Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition.


Dr Davide Bruno, Liverpool John Moores University

Prof Nick Donnelly, Liverpool Hope University

Dr Neil Harrison, Liverpool Hope University

Dr Thom Smyth, University of Huddersfield

Journal Articles

Clark, D. P. A. & Donnelly, N. (In press). An exploration of the influence of animal and object categories on recall of item location following an incidental learning task. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Clark, D. P. A. & Bruno, D. (2021). Time is of the essence: Exploring temporal and spatial organisation in episodic memory. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 74, 1406-1417. Data

Talamonti, D., Montgomery, C. A., Clark, D. P. A., & Bruno, D. (2020). Age-related prefrontal cortex activation in associative memory: An fNIRS pilot study. NeuroImage222, 117223.

Bruno, D., Reichert Plaska, C., Clark, D. P. A., Zetterberg, H., Blennow, K., Verbeek, M. M., & Pomara, N. (2020). CSF α-synuclein correlates with CSF neurogranin in late-life depression. International Journal of Neuroscience, 1-5.

Harrison, N. R., & Clark, D. P. A. (2020). Mindful awareness, but not acceptance, predicts engagement with natural beauty. Ecopsychology12, 36-43.

McGeough, J., Gallagher-Mitchell, T., Clark, D. P. A ., & Harrison, N. R. (2019). A comparative study of the reliability and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) of a paper-versus app administered resilience scale in Scottish youths. JMIR mHealth and uHealth

Chassy, P., Malone, J. J., & Clark, D. P. A. (2018). A mathematical model of self-organisation in football. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport18(2), 217-228.

Harrison, N.R., & Clark, D. P. A. (2016). The Observing facet of trait mindfulness predicts frequency of aesthetic experiences evoked by the arts. Mindfulness 7, 971-978.

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.

Book Chapters

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.