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Dr Matthew Haigh

Associate Professor

Department: Psychology

Matthew is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. He conducts research in the field of Experimental Pragmatics with a particular interest in the pragmatic inferences that people make while reasoning, reading, and conversing. This work has been supported by The Leverhulme Trust and the Experimental Psychology Society. 

Matthew is a Chartered Psychologist and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He leads the following undergraduate modules:

Collecting & Managing Data (Level 3)

Advanced Experimental Methods and Laboratory Experience (Level 5)

Matthew Haigh

Campus Address

Northumberland Building
Room NB142


  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Politeness and the Communication of Uncertainty when Breaking Bad News, Clelland, H., Haigh, M. Aug 2023, In: Discourse Processes
  • Valence of agents and recipients moderates the side-effect effect: Two within-subjects, multi-item conceptual replications, Stewart, S., Kennedy, B., Haigh, M. 17 Feb 2022, In: Journal of Cognitive Psychology
  • Tracking the eye of the beholder: is explanation subjective?, Stewart, A., Singmann, H., Haigh, M., Wood, J., Douven, I. 17 Feb 2021, In: Journal of Cognitive Psychology
  • When 'Scientists say' coffee is good for you one day and bad for you the next: Do generic attributions to ‘Scientists’ and ‘Experts’ amplify perceived conflict?, Haigh, M., Birch, H. 10 May 2021, In: Collabra: Psychology
  • Does ‘Scientists believe…’ imply ‘All scientists believe...’? Individual differences in the interpretation of generic news headlines, Haigh, M., Birch, H., Pollet, T. 23 Nov 2020, In: Collabra: Psychology
  • Affective theory of mind inferences contextually influence the recognition of emotional facial expressions, Stewart, S., Schepman, A., Haigh, M., McHugh, R., Stewart, A. 17 Feb 2019, In: Cognition and Emotion
  • An eye-tracking examination of readers’ sensitivity to pragmatic scope information during the processing of conditional inducements, Wood, J., Haigh, M., Stewart, A. Sep 2018, In: Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • ‘It’s hard to write a good article’: The online comprehension of excuses as indirect replies, Stewart, A., Wood, J., Le-luan, E., Yao, B., Haigh, M. 1 Jun 2018, In: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • Many Labs 2: Investigating Variation in Replicability Across Samples and Settings, Klein, R., Vianello, M., Hasselman, F., Adams, B., Adams, R., Alper, S., Aveyard, M., Axt, J., Babalola, M., Bahník, Š., Batra, R., Berkics, M., Bernstein, M., Berry, D., Bialobrzeska, O., Binan, E., Bocian, K., Brandt, M., Busching, R., Rédei, A., Cai, H., Cambier, F., Cantarero, K., Carmichael, C., Ceric, F., Chandler, J., Chang, J., Chatard, A., Chen, E., Cheong, W., Cicero, D., Coen, S., Coleman, J., Collisson, B., Conway, M., Corker, K., Curran, P., Cushman, F., Dagona, Z., Dalgar, I., Dalla Rosa, A., Davis, W., De Bruijn, M., De Schutter, L., Devos, T., De Vries, M., Doğulu, C., Dozo, N., Dukes, K., Dunham, Y., Durrheim, K., Ebersole, C., Edlund, J., Eller, A., English, A., Finck, C., Frankowska, N., Freyre, M., Friedman, M., Galliani, E., Gandi, J., Ghoshal, T., Giessner, S., Gill, T., Gnambs, T., Gómez, Á., González, R., Graham, J., Grahe, J., Grahek, I., Green, E., Hai, K., Haigh, M., Haines, E., Hall, M., Heffernan, M., Hicks, J., Houdek, P., Huntsinger, J., Huynh, H., Ijzerman, H., Inbar, Y., Innes-ker, Å., Jiménez-leal, W., John, M., Joy-gaba, J., Kamiloğlu, R., Kappes, H., Karabati, S., Karick, H., Keller, V., Kende, A., Kervyn, N., Knežević, G., Kovacs, C., Krueger, L., Kurapov, G., Kurtz, J., Lakens, D., Lazarević, L., Levitan, C., Lewis, N., Lins, S., Lipsey, N., Losee, J., Maassen, E., Maitner, A., Malingumu, W., Mallett, R., Marotta, S., Međedović, J., Mena-pacheco, F., Milfont, T., Morris, W., Murphy, S., Myachykov, A., Neave, N., Neijenhuijs, K., Nelson, A., Neto, F., Lee Nichols, A., Ocampo, A., O’donnell, S., Oikawa, H., Oikawa, M., Ong, E., Orosz, G., Osowiecka, M., Packard, G., Pérez-sánchez, R., Petrović, B., Pilati, R., Pinter, B., Podesta, L., Pogge, G., Pollmann, M., Rutchick, A., Saavedra, P., Saeri, A., Salomon, E., Schmidt, K., Schönbrodt, F., Sekerdej, M., Sirlopú, D., Skorinko, J., Smith, M., Smith-castro, V., Smolders, K., Sobkow, A., Sowden, W., Spachtholz, P., Srivastava, M., Steiner, T., Stouten, J., Street, C., Sundfelt, O., Szeto, S., Szumowska, E., Tang, A., Tanzer, N., Tear, M., Theriault, J., Thomae, M., Torres, D., Traczyk, J., Tybur, J., Ujhelyi, A., Van Aert, R., Van Assen, M., Van Der Hulst, M., Van Lange, P., Van ’t Veer, A., Vásquez- Echeverría, A., Ann Vaughn, L., Vázquez, A., Vega, L., Verniers, C., Verschoor, M., Voermans, I., Vranka, M., Welch, C., Wichman, A., Williams, L., Wood, M., Woodzicka, J., Wronska, M., Young, L., Zelenski, J., Zhijia, Z., Nosek, B. 1 Dec 2018, In: Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science
  • Comprehension of indirect requests is influenced by their degree of imposition, Stewart, A., Le-luan, E., Wood, J., Yao, B., Haigh, M. 12 Jul 2017, In: Discourse Processes

Harry Clelland Understanding how Pragmatic Factors influence Ambiguity in the Production and Comprehension of Health Information Start Date: 01/10/2019 End Date: 31/05/2023

  • Psychology PhD
  • MSc
  • Psychology BSc (Hons)
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA)


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