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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

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

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

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

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.