Staff profile

Dr Ed Stupple

Lecturer in Psychology


College of Life and Natural Sciences


School of Human Sciences


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I graduated with BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Derby in 1998 and went on to graduate with an MSc in Cognitive Psychology in 2001. I completed my Ph.D. in March 2007 and am employed as a Senior Lecturer in the Psychology department. My PhD concerned strategies and processing in syllogistic reasoning using a computer based inspection time and process tracing methodology, in order to test current theories of syllogistic inference.

I developed an online MSc Psychology conversion programme which was the first of its kind to be accredited by the British Psychology Society and have lead this programme since 2011. I have also lead modules on research methods, cognitive psychology and on the psychology of rationality. Currently I am the Cognitive Psychology lead and run the Skills and Careers for Psychology 1 module. 

Teaching responsibilities

I have a range of teaching responsibilities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These are predominantly focused on cognitive psychology and research methods.

Research interests

My research interests include deductive, inductive and probabilistic reasoning. I am also interested in bias and rationality in people's beliefs, decision making and inference. I am particularly interested in dual process accounts of reasoning, decision making and bias that emphasise the interplay between fast intuitive and emotional processing and slow, controlled analytic processing. I am also interested in critical thinking  argumentation, and authorial identity in an academic context. I also have research interests in quality of life among carers and emotional intelligence.

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