David Reynolds

Dr David Reynolds MA, PhD, PgCLTHE

Senior Lecturer In Cognitive Psychology


I am a Senior Lecturer in Psychology where I teach the following areas: Cognitive Psychology, Biological Psychology and Research Methods and Statistics. 


On completing my PhD in 1997 at the University of Dundee I undertook a post-doctoral research position at the University of Sussex. In 2000 I then went on to work with Unilever R&D at Port Sunlight before taking up my first faculty position at the University of Chester in 2004. I commenced working at Sheffield Hallam University in March 2010. My teaching has in the past focused in the areas of cognitive psychology and biological psychology, at all levels including Masters. I am a Member of British Psychological Society (BPS), the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.


Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics

College of Social Sciences and Arts



2008 Higher Education Academy: Mini project Scheme (£6000). The role of reflection in enhancing academic skills: an empirical investigation.


Journal articles

Garnham, A., Oakhill, J., & Reynolds, D. (2017). Anaphoric Islands and Anaphoric Forms: The Role of Explicit and Implicit Focus. Discourse Processes, 55 (2), 197-205. http://doi.org/10.1080/0163853x.2017.1330033

Reynolds, D.J., Garnham, A., & Oakhill, J. (2006). Evidence of immediate activation of gender information from a social role name. Quarterly journal of experimental psychology (2006), 59 (5), 886-903. http://doi.org/10.1080/02724980543000088

Oakhill, J., Garnham, A., & Reynolds, D. (2005). Immediate activation of stereotypical gender information. Memory & cognition, 33 (6), 972-983. http://doi.org/10.3758/bf03193206

Garnham, A., Oakhill, J., & Reynolds, D. (2002). Are inferences from stereotyped role names to characters' gender made elaboratively? Memory & cognition, 30 (3), 439-446. http://doi.org/10.3758/bf03194944

Wilkes, A.L., & Reynolds, D.J. (1999). On Certain Limitations Accompanying Readers’ Interpretations of Corrections in Episodic Text. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A, 52 (1), 165-183. http://doi.org/10.1080/713755808

Theses / Dissertations

Cooper, L.N. (2023). Perfectionism and well-being: associations and developing adual-Factor intervention for UK undergraduates. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Macaskill, A., & Reynolds, D. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00530

Hancock, R. (2016). The development of real-world and counterfactual-world inference generation abilities during adolescence. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Reidy, L., Morgan, J., & Reynolds, D.

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