David completed an undergraduate degree in psychology at Coventry University, A Masters in psychological research methods at Nottingham Trent University before returning to Coventry in 2014 to complete a PhD on emotion processing in autism. David joined the psychology department at Keele University in 2018 before transitioning to lecturer in 2020.

Research and scholarship

David has an avid interest in all aspects of non-verbal communication, particularly emotion recognition. Previous research topics have covered emotion recognition in autism, visual attention, sex differences in emotion recognition and sex differences in voice pitch. He also holds an interest in pedagogy particularly around making statistics content fun and engaging for students.


David delivers teaching across all levels of the undergraduate degree, He is module leader for level 4 statistics, and is usually involved in the delivery of research methods. He also lectures on depression, anxiety, theory of mind, and autism across levels 5 and 6.



  • Psychology Careers Tutor
  • Open Day and Offer Holder Day Team Member
  • Year 1 Tutor

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