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  • Born on 23 September 1953 in Crewe, Cheshire.
  • Lived in Haslington until 1961.
  • From 1961 to 1972, I lived in Great Hale, a small village 7 miles from Sleaford in Lincolnshire.
  • Married September 2005 in Zhangjiajie, China to a Chinese national who has a 9 year old son.
  • Education (Degrees):
    • 1972 to 1975 BA Honours Degree in Psychology (University College of North Wales, Bangor [now part of University of Wales].)
    • 1975 to 1976 MSc in Mathematical Psychology (University of Stirling): Dissertation Topic: Modelling memory for serially-ordered material.
    • 1976 to 1978 PhD in Psychology (University of Birmingham) awarded 1984 after a long delay in writing up, brought about by pressures of work Thesis Topic: Memory for serially ordered material in human short term memory.
  • Employment:
    • 1978 to 1981 Demonstrator and then Lecturer in Psychology Department at University of Newcastle upon Tyne
    • 1981 to 1986 Senior Scientific Officer at Nuffield Child Psychology and Psychiatry Unit, Newcastle Children's Hospital.
    • 1986 to 2001 Lecturer in Mathematical psychology at University of Leicester, Department of Psychiatry.
    • Took Early Retirement in 2001.
  • Relevant Expertise and Work Experience in Psychology and Related Areas
    • Lectured and published articles and book chapters concerning Research Methods and Statistics within:
      • Experimental Psychology
      • Child Psychiatry and Psychology
      • Complementary Medicine
    • Published articles within the following areas of psychology:
      • Psychophysics
      • Child Psychology and Psychiatry
      • Cognitive Psychology
      • Experimental Psychology
      • Sociobiology and Comparative Psychology
    • Lecture Courses given on:
      • Psychophysics
      • Psychometrics
      • Research Methods in Psychology and Psychiatry
      • Statistics in Psychology and Psychiatry
      • Mathematical Psychology
      • The Theoretical Bases of Research Methods within the Human Sciences
      • The Theoretical and Mathematical Bases of Psychological Measurement
      • The Psychology of Music
      • Informal Logic and Critical Thinking within Psychology
  • Particularly Notable Expertise
    • Mathematical Psychology and Mathematical Modelling within Psychology
    • Measurement Theory in Psychology
    • Research Methods and their underlying Theoretical Bases in Psychology
    • Statistical Methods, both basic and advanced, in Psychology and Psychiatry
    • Critical Thinking, Informal Logic, and Argumentation Theory within Psychology and Psychiatry


  • Other achievements and Interests
    • Speaker of Chinese (Mandarin or, to be more correct, Pǔtōnghuà)
    • Reading and Writing Fiction (mostly Science Fiction)
    • Listening and Composing, very amateurly, what is commonly known as "Classical Music"
    • Walking
    • Photography
    • Drawing and Watercolour Painting
    • Mathematical Games and Recreational (Mathematical) Puzzles

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