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Dr David Smailes

Assistant Professor

Department: Psychology

David Smailes, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Life SciencesI completed my PhD, which examined the social, emotional, and cognitive correlates of psychotic-like experiences, at Durham University in 2013. Since then, I have held research posts at Durham University, the University of York, and Newcastle University, primarily working on projects related to auditory and visual hallucinations. Prior to joining Northumbria University in 2018, I held lecturing positions at Leeds Trinity University and the University of Sunderland.

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Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Associations between face pareidolia-proneness, anxiety, depression and visual hallucination-like experiences in a non-clinical population., Rivers, H., Smailes, D. 6 Dec 2022, The Early Career Hallucinations Research Group: Fourth Annual Meeting, 2022
  • Associations Between Hoarding Behaviours and Symptoms of Psychosis: The Role of Aberrant Salience, Rivers, H., Smailes, D., Neave, N. 7 Apr 2022, Northumbria University's Department of Psychology Postgraduate Research Conference
  • Measurement practices in hallucinations research, Smailes, D., Alderson-Day, B., Hazell, C., Wright, A., Moseley, P. 4 May 2022, In: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
  • Varieties of felt presence? Three surveys of presence phenomena and their relations to psychopathology, Alderson-Day, B., Moseley, P., Mitrenga, K., Moffatt, J., Lee, R., Foxwell, J., Hayes, J., Smailes, D., Fernyhough, C. 1 Mar 2022, In: Psychological Medicine
  • Correlates of Hallucinatory Experiences in the General Population: An International Multisite Replication Study, Moseley, P., Aleman, A., Allen, P., Bell, V., Bless, J., Bortolon, C., Cella, M., Garrison, J., Hugdahl, K., Kozakova, E., Laroi, F., Moffatt, J., Say, N., Smailes, D., Suzuki, M., Toh, W., Woodward, T., Zaytseva, Y., Rossell, S., Fernyhough, C. 1 Jul 2021, In: Psychological Science
  • Tailoring cognitive behavioural therapy to subtypes of voice-hearing using a novel tabletised manual: A feasibility study, Dodgson, G., Alderson-Day, B., Smailes, D., Ryles, F., Mayer, C., Glen-Davison, J., Mitrenga, K., Fernyhough, C. May 2021, In: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
  • Pareidolia-proneness, reality discrimination errors, and visual hallucination-like experiences in a non-clinical sample, Smailes, D., Burdis, E., Gregoriou, C., Fenton, B., Dudley, R. 3 Mar 2020, In: Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
  • A comparison of visual hallucinations across disorders, Dudley, R., Aynsworth, C., Mosimann, U., Taylor, J., Smailes, D., Collerton, D., Mccarthy-jones, S., Urwyler, P. 1 Feb 2019, In: Psychiatry Research
  • Intentional inhibition but not source memory is related to hallucination-proneness and intrusive thoughts in a university sample, Alderson-Day, B., Smailes, D., Moffatt, J., Mitrenga, K., Moseley, P., Fernyhough, C. 1 Apr 2019, In: Cortex
  • The effect of arousal and eye gaze direction on trust evaluations of stranger's faces: A potential pathway to paranoid thinking, Abbott, J., Middlemiss, M., Bruce, V., Smailes, D., Dudley, R. 1 Sep 2018, In: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry

Hollie Rivers Understanding the association between hoarding behaviours and psychosis, and the role of aberrant salience Start Date: 01/10/2021


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