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Dr David Smailes

Senior Lecturer

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.

Campus Address

Northumberland Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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, Abbott, J., Middlemiss, M., Bruce, V., Smailes, D., Dudley, R. 1 Sep 2018, In: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
  • Occurrence and co-occurrence of hallucinations by modality in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, McCarthy-Jones, S., Smailes, D., Corvin, A., Gill, M., Morris, D., Dinan, T., Murphy, K., Anthony O′Neill, F., Waddington, J., Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank, S., Donohoe, G., Dudley, R. 1 Jun 2017, In: Psychiatry Research
  • Reality monitoring performance and the role of visual imagery in visual hallucinations, Aynsworth, C., Nemat, N., Collerton, D., Smailes, D., Dudley, R. 1 Oct 2017, In: Behaviour Research and Therapy
  • Testing continuum models of psychosis, Garrison, J., Moseley, P., Alderson-Day, B., Smailes, D., Fernyhough, C., Simons, J. 1 Jun 2017, In: Cortex
  • Are hallucinations due to an imbalance between excitatory and inhibitory influences on the brain?, Jardri, R., Hugdahl, K., Hughes, M., Brunelin, J., Waters, F., Alderson-Day, B., Smailes, D., Sterzer, P., Corlett, P., Leptourgos, P., Debbané, M., Cachia, A., Denève, S. 1 Sep 2016, In: Schizophrenia Bulletin
  • Recall of threat material is modulated by self or other referencing in people with high or low levels of non-clinical paranoia, Greer, J., Smailes, D., Spencer, H., Freeston, M., Dudley, R. Mar 2016, In: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
  • The brain's conversation with itself, Alderson-Day, B., Weis, S., McCarthy-Jones, S., Moseley, P., Smailes, D., Fernyhough, C. 1 Jan 2016, In: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience


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