Staff profile

Dr Keith Clements

Senior Lecturer in Psychology


College of Life and Natural Sciences


School of Human Sciences


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I graduated from University College, Oxford in 1983 with a degree in Experimental Psychology. My PhD was supervised by Dr Graham Turpin, at what is now Plymouth University and was concerned with validating the palmar sweat index as an alternative to electrodermal activity for use in clinical psychophysiology.

I took up a lectureship at Derby in September 1994. I was Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree from 1998 to 2014. I am currently the Joint Honours Programme Leader for Psychology and am also responsible for a Psychology programme delivered in collaboration with a partner organisation in Singapore.

Teaching responsibilities

I am currently the Joint Honours Programme Leader for Psychology. I am also Module Leader for a third year optional module called Addictive Behaviours. I teach on a number of other modules, mostly in the area of biological psychology. 

Research interests

My research interests include psychophysiology, human studies of conditioning, and the psychology of substance use.

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