Dr Alex Marchant

Dr Alex Marchant, LSBU

Lecturer; Course Director, MSc Psychology

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    Applied Sciences / Psychology

Dr Alex Marchant is a Lecturer in Psychology, where he investigates visual attention and perception and how these relate to ongoing behaviour, and Course Director of the MSc Psychology.

His PhD and subsequent work investigate the idea of ensemble representations. Instead of representing a set of objects individually as traditionally assumed, when attention is distributed over the multiple objects, the set is represented by a single ensemble representation based on its statistical properties. This is a development of the traditional view of visual attention and has been proposed to play a role in scene perception by reducing the amount of redundant information in the visual world.

Recently, Dr Marchant has been interested in how human vision is affected by personal, environmental, social, and cultural factors. One project looks at how children process visual food cues and how this relates to their food-related behaviour, whilst other projects investigate visual attention and perception in clinical (e.g. eating disorders) and sub-clinical (e.g. obsessive compulsive traits) populations.

BSc Psychology

  • Psychological Research Methods 1
  • Psychological Research Methods 2
  • Psychological Research Methods 4

MSc Psychology

  • Psychological Research Methods 1
  • Psychological Research Methods 2

Most recent publications

Albery, IP and Moss, AC and Davidson, N and Mba, S and Blaszko, U and Marchant, A Selective attentional bias for novel psychoactive substance (NPS) and expectancy-related stimuli amongst non-problematic NPS users and never NPS users.. Journal of Substance Use, DOI 10.1080/14659891.2018.1436606

Frings, D and Moss, AC and Albery, IP and Eskisan, G and WIlcockson, T and Marchant, A Environmental context influences visual attention to responsible drinking messages. Alcohol and Alcoholism,

Smith-Spark, JH and Katz, HB and Marchant, A and Wilcockson, TDW Reducing quality control errors by guiding behavior. In: 6th International Ergonomics Conference Ergonomics 2016 – Focus on synergy, 15 Jun 2016 - 18 Jun 2016, Zadar, Croatia.

Katz, HB and Smith-Spark, JH and Wilcockson, TDW and Marchant, A Cognitive predictors of accuracy in quality control checking. In: EAPCogSci 2015 EuroAsianPacific Joint Conference on Cognitive Science, September 25-27, 2015, Torino, Italy.

Smith-Spark, JH and Katz, HB and Marchant, A and Wilcockson, TDW Label-checking strategies to adapt behaviour to design. In: ECCE 2015 – European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, July 1-3, 2015, Warsaw, Poland.

More publications at LSBU Research Open
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
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