1970-71 University Assistant in Research to Mr A. J. Watson in the Department
of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge.
1971-76 University Demonstrator in Experimental Psychology, University
1976-82 Lecturer in Psychology, University
1982-90 Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Exeter
1990- Professor of Psychology, University of Exeter
1983-88 Head of the Department
of Psychology, University of Exeter
1993-96 Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Exeter
2000-03 Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter
Experimental Psychology in Part IB of the Natural Sciences Tripos and Part
II (General) of the Medical Sciences Tripos, University of Cambridge (1979-81).
Undergraduate degrees in Psychology at the City of London Polytechnic (now
Guildhall University) (1985-88).
Undergraduate degrees in Experimental Psychology, University
of Sussex, (1994-98).
Undergraduate degrees in Psychology, University
of Southampton (1999-2001)
Doctoral theses in a variety of universities in Britain and continental
Member of the Board of Examiners for the Qualifying Examination of the
Psychological Society (1990-1994)
of Economic Psychology, (1991-95)
Associate Editor, Journal
of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (1982-85), and Guest Associate
Associate Editor of the Quarterly
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Comparative and Physiological Psychology
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis
of Behavior (1978-81, 2000-02, 2004-present), Behavior Analysis Letters
Processes (1984-present), Journal of Economic Psychology (1981-90 and
1996-present), Behavior and Philosophy (1992-present), and Learning and
Consulting Editor of Animal
Behaviour, 1979 and 1985.
Associate of The
Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Regular reviewer of submissions to several other British, European and
Author of numerous book reviews in academic and more popular journals.
External Research Funding
Academician of the Social Sciences
Fellow of the British Psychological Society,
member of its Membership and Qualifications Board (1985-88), Graduate Admissions
Commitee (1988-90), and Scientific Affairs Board (1990-2000), and chair
of its Standing Advisory Committee on the Welfare of Animals in Psychology
(1990-2000); Chartered Psychologist.
Member of the International
Association for Research in Economic Psychology, Hon. Treasurer and
UK representative on its committee (1982-89).
Member of the Association
for the Study of Animal Behaviour, and member of its ethical committee
(1982-85 and 1987-90), publications sub-committee (1988-90) and of its
Member of the the Experimental
Psychology Society; committee member, 1992-95
Member of the British Association
for the Advancement of Science, the Experimental Analysis of Behaviour
Group, the Society for the
Advancement of Socio-Economics, and the Universities
Federation for Animal Welfare
Founder member of the Comparative
Regular contributor at meetings of all these societies, and organizer of
several conferences for them.
1979-82 Grant of £22,685 from the Science and Engineering Research
Council, for work on the Mechanisms of Polymorphous Discrimination in Pigeons.
1983 Royal Society grant for travel in Belgium and the Netherlands
1983-86 Named consultant on grant from US National Institute of Health,
to Dr S. J. Ceci, Cornell University, on automatic and purposive cognitive
processing in children.
1987 Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, of the
German Federal Republic, to carry out collaborative research with Professor
J. Delius while on sabbatical leave at the Ruhr University, Bochum, West
1991-93 Grant of £56,000 from Welsh Water plc, in collaboration with
Dr P. Webley, to support research into the psychology of debt.
1992-93 Grant of £21,048 from the Science and Engineering Research
Council for work on the perception of movement categories
School governor (Foxhayes First School, Exeter) since 1980-96; chair of
governing body since 1990-96.
Extensive involvement in children's and youth work through the Methodist
Church, and in the selection and examination of candidates for the
Methodist ministry. Methodist local preacher.
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