Dr Neil Morris

Senior Lecturer

Email address: n.g.morris@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 321363 Location: MC324 Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Sport and Human Sciences Areas of expertise: Psychological effects of blood glucose level, psychological well-being, human memory, internet psychology, psychoaromatherapy.

About

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Membership of professional bodies

  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society 1985
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine 2008
  • Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society 1992
  • Member of the New York Academy of Sciences 1994 – 2006
  • Member of the British Ecological Society 1994 – 1999
  • Member of the Human Behaviour and Evolution Society (Uni. Calif., L.A) 1999 – 2000
  • Member of the Royal Institute of Philosophy 2008.
  • Chartered Psychologist British Psychological Society
  • Chartered Scientist British Science Council

Qualifications

  • BSc Psychology 1st Class Honours - Newcastle-upon-Tyne Polytechnic (now Northumberland University) June 1981
  • B.A. Biological Sciences Upper Second class Honours - Open University Dec 1992.
  • MSc Science (Trends in Medical Science) Open University Dec 2000.
  • MA Philosophy Open University 2004
  • MA Psychoanalytic Theory Sheffield University 2010
  • Ph.D. “Working memory constellations” University of Durham 1986.

Publications

Publications

Bould, E. and Morris, N. (2008) The role of motion signals in recognising subtle facial expressions of emotion. British Journal of Psychology.

Bould, E., Morris, N. and Wink, B. (2008) Recognising subtle emotional expressions: the role of facial movements. Cognition and Emotion.

Crofts, L. and Morris, N. (1997) Variable workload effects on monitoring abilities within a freightline simulation.  In S.A. Robertson (Ed.) ContemporaryErgonomics 1997. p. 351-356.London:Taylor and Francis.

Davis, S.J., Fullwood, C., Martino, O.I., Derrer, N.M, & Morris, N. (2006).  Here’s looking at you: a review of the nonverbal limitations of VMC. In P.D. Bust (Ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 2006. London: Taylor and Francis.

Derrer, N.M., Fullwood, C., Davis, S.J., Martino, O.I., & Morris, N. (2006). An initial face-to-face meeting improves person-perceptions of interviewees across VMC. In P.D. Bust (Ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 2006. London: Taylor and Francis

Fullwood, C., Derrer, N.M., Martino, O.I., Davis, S., & Morris, N. (2006). The effect of an icebreaker on collaborative performance across a video link. In P.D. Bust (Ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 2006. London: Taylor and Francis

Fullwood, C., Evans, L. & Morris, N. (2011). Linguistic Androgyny on MySpace, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 30,  114 – 124.

Fullwood, C., Galbraith, N. & Morris, N. (2006). Impulsive Nonconformity in Female Chat Room Users, CyberPsychology and Behavior, 9(5), 634-637.

Fullwood, C., Martino, O.I., and Morris, N. (2005) Multi-media packaging and ergonomic appraisal. In P. Bust and P. McCabe (Ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 2005. New York: CRC.

Fullwood, C, Melrose, K., Morris, N., and Floyd, S. (In press). Sex, Blogs and Baring Your Soul: Factors Influencing UK Blogging Strategies. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

Galbraith, N., Manktelow, K.I.M., and Morris, N. (2008) Sub-clinical delusional ideation and a self-reference bias in everyday reasoning. British Journal of Psychology.99, 29 – 44.

Galbraith, N., Manktelow, K.I.M., and Morris, N. (2010) Subclinical delusional ideation and appreciation of sample size and heterogeneity in statistical judgement. British Journal of Psychology. 101, 621 – 635.

Hanley, J. R. and Morris, N. (1982).  Time estimation as a function of recall: a test of Omstein's theory of temporal judgment.  Current Psychological Research 2, 45-54.

Jones, D.M., Farrand, P, Stuart, G. and Morris, N.(1995) Functional equivalence of verbal and spatial information in serial short-term memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition.,21, 1008-1018.

Jones, D.M. and Morris, N. (1992).  Human performance and the irrelevant speech effect.  In A.P Smith and D.M. Jones (eds.). Handbook of humanperformance, volume 1: the physical environment.  London: Academic Press.

Jones, D.M. and Morris, N. (1992).  Irrelevant speech and serial recall: implications for theories of attention and working memory.  Scandinavian Journal of Psychology,33,212 – 229.

Jones, D.M., Morris, N. and Quayle, A.J. (1987).  The psychology of briefing: a review and seven recommendations for improving performance.  Applied Ergonomics, 18,335-339.

Martino, O.I., Fullwood, C., Davis, S.J., Derrer, N.M., & Morris, N. (2006). Maximising VMC: The effects of system quality and set-up on communicative success. In P.D. Bust (Ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 2006. London: Taylor and Francis.

Martino, O.I., Fullwood, C., and Morris, N. (2005) Emotional factors in initiatives to promote health and safety: Effects of mood state on compliance. In P. Bust and P. McCabe (Ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 2005. New York: CRC.

Martino, O.L. and Morris, N. (2003) Drinking glucose improves mood at the beginning of the working day. In P. McCabe (Ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 2003. London: Taylor and Francis

Martino, O.L. and Morris, N. (2004) Positive Ergonomics: Improving mood before the working day begins. In P. McCabe (Ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 2004.New York: CRCMorris, N. (1981).  Significance levels.  Journal of the Society for Psychical Research,51, 122.

Morris, N. (1986).  Working memory, 1974-1984: a review of a decade of research, Current Psychological Research and Reviews, 5, 281-295.

Morris, N. (1987).  Exploring the visuo-spatial scratch-pad.  Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 39A, 409-430.

Morris, N. (1989).  Spatial monitoring in visual working memory.  British Journal of Psychology, 80,333-349.

Morris, N. (1991).  The cognitive ergonomics of memory updating.  In E.J. Lovesey (ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 1991. London: Taylor and Francis.

Morris, N. (1995) Biographical note.  Marquis'Who's Who in the world. 12th Edition.

Morris, N (1999) Reply to ‘Mood and Cognition in Pregnant Workers’. Applied Ergonomics, 30, 121.

Morris, N (2001) Sex differences in cognitive failures and vividness of visual imagery. In M. Hanson (Ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 2001. London: Taylor and Francis.

Morris, N, (2002) Detecting concentration differences in aromatic oils. Perceptual and Motor Skills.95, 767-768.

Morris, N. (2003) The effects of Lavender baths (Lavendula angustifolium) on psychological well-being: Two exploratory randomized control trials. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 10, 223-228

Morris, N. (2006) Human Real-Time Processing. In W. Karwowski (Ed.) International Encyclopaedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors. New York: CRC Press. 735-737.

Morris, N. (2007) Human Real-Time processing limitations. In P Bust (Ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 2007. London: Taylor and Francis. 29 – 34.

Morris, N.  (2007) Blood glucose level and the consolidation of learning. Education and Health,25,  60-63.

Morris, N. (2008). Elevating blood glucose level increases the retention of information from a public safety video. Biological Psychology.

Morris, N. (2008). The effects of a mid-morning chocolate snack on mood and glucose tolerance. in Bust, P.D (ed.). Contemporary Ergonomics 2008. London: Taylor and Francis, pp. 479-484.

Morris, N. (2008) The effects of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil baths on stress and anxiety. International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy. 5,3 – 7.

Morris, N., Birtwistle, S. and Toms, M. (1995) Anxiety reduction by aromatherapy:the anxiolytic effects of inhalation of Geranium and Rosemary oils. International Journal of Aromatherapy. 7, 33-39.

Morris, N. And Cureton, D. (2003) Psychological Well-being. Holistic Health, 75, 15 – 17.

Morris, N. and Everill, J. (1994) Real-time memory processing across the menstrual cycle.  In S.A. Robertson (Ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 1994.  London:Taylor and Francis.

Morris, N., Feratu, N., Martino, O.I., and Oki, L. (2003) Detecting rule violations in a transport system simulation: Effects of workload distribution. In P. McCabe (Ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 2003. London: Taylor and Francis

Morris, N., Fullwood, C., and Martino, O.I. (2005) Using Homer Simpson to promote safety. In P. Bust and P. McCabe (Ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 2005. New York: CRC.

Morris, N. and Galbriath, N.D. (2011) Mild hypoglycamia and educational performance. Education and Health,29,  33 – 36.

Morris, N., Hadley, J., Mackintosh, K., and Middleton, D.  (2004) ‘Txt-ing’: Linguistic degradation leads to increased transcription errors. In P. McCabe (Ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 2004.New York: CRC

Morris, N. And Johnson, M. (2002) Autonomy, sociotropy and apocalyptic thinking. Psychological Reports, 49, 1069-1074.

Morris, N. and Jones, D.M. (1987).  Reporting words from the eye or the ear: to write or to speak?  Ergonomics, 30, 665-674.

Morris, N. and Jones, D.M. (1988).  The effects of relevant and irrelevant transcription on memory updating in a freight service simulation.  In E. Megaw (ed.). Contemporary Ergonomics 1988.  London: Taylor and Francis.

Morris, N. and Jones, D.M. (1990).  Memory updating in working memory: the role of the central executive.  British Journal of Psychology, 81, 111-12 1.

Morris,N. and Jones, D.M. (1990).  Habituation to irrelevant speech: effects on a visual short-term memory task.  Perception and Psychophysics, 47, 291-297.

Morris, N, and Jones, D.M. (1991).  Impaired transcription from VDUs in noisy environments.  In E.J. Lovesey (ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 1991.  London: Taylor and Francis.

Morris, N. and Jones, D.M. (1995) Cursive transcription errors using restricted displays.  In S.A. Robertson (Ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 1995, London:Taylor and Francis.

Morris, N., Jones, D.M. and Milne, A.B. (1990).  Using simulations to examine complex cognitive processes.  In E.J. Lovesey (ed.). ContemporaryErgonomics 1990.  London: Taylor and Francis.

Morris, N., Jones, D.M. and Quayle, A.J. (1989) Memory disruption by background speech and singing.  In E.D. Megaw (Ed.). ContemporaryErgonomics 1989.  London: Taylor and Francis.

Morris, N., and Lamb, L. (1993) Does memory capability decline with age?  In E.J. Lovesey (Ed.). Contemporary Ergonomics 1993.  London: Taylor and Francis.

Morris, N., Martino, O.I., and Fullwood, C. (2005) Manipulating the impact of public health information on mood. In P. Bust and P. McCabe (Ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 2005. New York: CRC.

Morris, N. Milne, A.B. and Jones, D.M. (1991).  Updating one's knowledge about the current status of vehicles in a freight system simulation.  Applied Ergonomics,22, 401-408.

Morris, N., Milne, A.B. and Jones, D. M. (1992).  The role of spatial working memory in using cursor keys.  In E.J. Lovesey (ed.). ContemporaryErgonomics 1992.  London: Taylor and Francis.

Morris, N., and Raabe, B. (2001) Psychological stress in the workplace: Cognitive ergonomics or cognitive therapy? In M. Hanson (Ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 2001. London: Taylor and Francis. 257-262.

Morris, N. and Raabe, B. (2002) Some legal implications of CBT stress counselling in the workplace. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 30, 55-62.

Morris, N., and Raabe, B. (2003) Stress in the workplace: Implications of recent decisions by the Court of Appeal. In P. McCabe (Ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 2003. London: Taylor and Francis. 73-78.

Morris, N. and Raabe, B. (2003) Feature Article: Some legal implications of CBT stress counselling in the workplace. Psi Counselling News (Seminal papers in counselling), 3, 3-7.

Morris, N.,  and Sarll, P. (2001) Drinking glucose improves listening span in students who miss breakfast. Educational Research, 43,201-207.

Morris, N.,  and Sarll, P. (2002) Drinking glucose improves listening span in students who miss breakfast. In M. L. Patten (Ed.) Educational and Psychological Research 3rd Edition. Los Angeles: Pyrczak Publishers. 121-125. Reprint of Morris and Sarll (2001) with assessment exercises added.

Morris, N., Toms, M., Easthope, Y. and Biddulph, J. (1998) Mood and cognition in pregnant workers.  Applied Ergonomics. 29, 377-381.

Morris, N., and Wickes, S.B.L. (2007) Mood Enhancement by Indian Head Massage. Journal of Holistic Healthcare, 4, 32 – 37.

Owen, I. And Morris, N. (1999) The Husserlian Phenomenology of Consciousness and Cognitive Science: We can see the path but nobody is on it. Journal of Consciousness Studies.6, 224-228.

Silva-Maceda, G. and Morris, N. (2007) The Stress/ Self-Esteem nexus: Attenuating workplace stress. In P Bust (Ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 2007. London: Taylor and Francis.

Toms, M., Morris, N. and Foley, P (1994) Characteristics of visual interference with visuo-spatial working memory.  British Journal of Psychology.85, 131-144.

Toms, M., Morris, N. and Ward, D. (1993).  Working memory and conditional reasoning.  Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.42A, 679-699.

Previous professional experience

Previous posts

  • Research Associate - University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology June 1985 - Sept. 1988 Research
  • Associate - University of Wales, College of Cardiff Sept.1988 - Dec. 1989
  • Visiting Lecturer, South Glamorgan Institute, Department of Speech Therapy 1989
  • The Open University in Wales, Tutor/Counsellor 1988 - 1989

Further information

Postgraduate supervisions

Successful completions - 7 PhD students, 3 D.Counselling student, 1 MPhil student, 4 MSc students
Current postgraduates - 3 PhD’s + 4 Counselling Doctorates. I have viva’d 10 doctorates.