Portrait of Dr Nadia Ali Dr Nadia Ali

n.ali@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473209



Biography

I am a lecturer in cognitive psychology at the University of Huddersfield. I joined in January 2013 and I am currently teaching on a range of Cognitive, Biological and research methods modules.

After completing my PhD in 2011 I worked as a Teaching Fellow in psychology at Keele University followed by a senior lectureship post in psychology at University Campus Oldham. I have also worked as an associate lecturer for the University of Huddersfield and Richmond University during my PhD and a number of research contracts prior to embarking on a PhD.

Research and Scholarship

I am interested in the following research areas:

Diagrammatic reasoning

My PhD (under the supervision of Dr David Peebles) investigated undergraduate psychology students comprehension of statistical graphs (bar and line graphs depicting three-variable data). I have continued to work in this area and expanded the research question to look at how experts reason with graphs and I am currently working on completing this research project. More broadly, my research interests concern how people reason with quantitative information.

Perception of and engagement with assessment feedback

This is a research project I worked on whilst at Keele University, I investigated how students relationship with feedback changes as a function of year of study. I’m interested in education and particularly how students perceive assessment feedback and if/how they engage with received feedback.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

Ali, N., Ahmed, L. and Rose, S. (2017) ‘Identifying predictors of students' perception of and engagement with assessment feedbackActive Learning in Higher Education , None. ISSN 1469-7874

Taylor, G. and Ali, N. (2017) ‘Learning and Living Overseas: Exploring Factors that Influence Meaningful Learning and Assimilation:How International Students Adjust to Studying in the UK from a Socio-Cultural PerspectiveEducation Sciences , 7 (1), pp. 35-35. ISSN 2227-7102

2015

Ali, N., Rose, S. and Ahmed, L. (2015) ‘Psychology students’ perception of and engagement with feedback as a function of year of studyAssessment & Evaluation in Higher Education , 40 (4), pp. 574-586. ISSN 0260-2938

Peebles, D. and Ali, N. (2015) ‘Expert interpretation of bar and line graphs: The role of graphicacy in reducing the effect of graph format.Frontiers in Psychology , 6 (1673). ISSN 1664-1078

2014

Ali, N., Rose, S. and Ahmed, L. (2014) ‘Psychology students’ perception of and engagement with feedback as a function of year of studyAssessment & Evaluation in Higher Education . ISSN 0260-2938

2013

Ali, N. and Peebles, D. (2013) ‘Reactivity effects of concurrent verbalisation during a graph comprehension task’. In: Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. : Cognitive Science Society. pp. 1720-1725. ISBN 978-0-9768318-9-1

Ali, N. and Peebles, D. (2013) ‘The Effect of Gestalt Laws of Perceptual Organization on the Comprehension of Three-Variable Bar and Line GraphsHuman Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society , 55 (1), pp. 183-203. ISSN 0018-7208

Ali, N. and Peebles, D. (2013) ‘The Effect of Gestalt Laws of Perceptual Organization on the Comprehension of Three-Variable Bar and Line GraphsHuman Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society , 55 (1), pp. 183-203. ISSN 0018-7208

2012

Ali, N., Ahmed, L. and Rose, S. (2012) ‘An investigation of undergraduate psychology students’ perception of and engagement with feedback across the three years of study’. In: , Individual Differences. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Education, Learning, Styles & Individual differences Network. Cardiff, UK: Elsin:Education, Learning, Styles, Individual differences Network. pp. 19-28. ISBN 978-3-00-033519-8

2011

Ali, N. and Peebles, D. (2011) ‘The different effects of thinking aloud and writing on graph comprehension’. In: CogSci 2011 Proceedings. : Cognitive Science Society. pp. 3143-3148. ISBN 9780976831877

2009

Peebles, D. and Ali, N. (2009) ‘Differences in comprehensibility between three-variable bar and line graphs’. In: Proceedings of the thirty-first annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. : Cognitive Science Society. pp. 2938-2943. ISBN 9780976831853

Esteem

  • Reviewer for the CogSci conference on a yearly basis since 2008
  • Reviewer for various psychology journals
  • Member of the cognitive science society
  • HEA teaching fellow accreditation
  • BPS Accreditation
  • Invited talk at UCL

Research Degree Supervision

Currently I am supervising a PhD project in the area of cognitive deficits in ADHD.

Administrative Responsibilities

I am an admissions tutor for Psychology and a module leader in Research Methods in Counselling.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Contribution to the following modules:

  • Intermediate brain behaviour and cognition
  • Brain, Behaviour and cognition
  • Advanced brain, behaviour and cognition
  • Research methods in counselling

Previously I have taught a wide range of areas in psychology with an emphasis on cognitive psychology and quantitative research methods.