Dr James Smith-Spark

Jamie Smith-Spark

Associate Professor; Deputy Head of Psychology

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    Applied Sciences / Psychology

Dr James Smith-Spark is an Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the Division of Psychology, School of Applied Sciences. He specialises in adult cognition, with a particular interest in adults with developmental dyslexia. Prior to working at LSBU, he held research posts at the University of Manchester, University of Kent at Canterbury, and Cancer Research UK. He has a BA (First Class Honours) Psychology and PhD Psychology from the University of Sheffield.

James teaches on applied and theoretical aspects of Cognitive and Developmental Psychology.

Dr Smith-Spark is a cognitive psychologist. His research with adults with dyslexia has explored working memory, executive functions, long-term memory, and prospective memory. work has extended examined executive functioning and prospective memory in adults with dyslexia. He also has a research interest in mental time travel and has explored this ability as a predictor of eyewitness memory. He is also interested in external cognition and the way that people can offload aspects of their thinking to the environment. Research grants have seen him apply his expertise to cognition in industrial settings and also to the effects of alcohol on prospective memory.

Most recent publications

Twycross, AM and Smith, J Undertaking research with children and young people. Evidence-Based Nursing, 20. 40-41. DOI 10.1136/eb-2017-102619

Twycross, AM and Smith, J Have you seen the Evidence-Based Nursing blog? Evidence-Based Nursing blogs: highlighting contemporary issues in nursing.. Evidence-Based Nursing, 20. 29-32. DOI 10.1136/eb-2016-102563

Twycross, AM and Smith, J Perspectives on current child health issues. Evidence-Based Nursing, 19. 107-109. DOI 10.1136/eb-2016-102462

More publications at LSBU Research Open

Dr Smith-Spark is a Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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