Fellow Detail

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Name Andrew Stewart
Affiliation University of Manchester
Department Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology
Research area code (C8) Psychology
Fellowship Inauguration Year 2019
Institutional Website https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/andrew.j.stewart.html
ORCID 0000-0002-9795-4104
Google Scholar https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=o0cD2JgAAAAJ&hl=en
GitHub ajstewartlang
Twitter @ajstewart_lang
Interests

I am a cognitive and data scientist at the University of Manchester and Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute interested in experimental pragmatics, open science, and reproducible research.

Short Biography

I am a senior lecturer in the Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology at the University of Manchester. After completing my undergraduate degree and Ph.D. at the University of Glasgow, I spent several years working in industry before taking up my current post. My research involves tracking people’s eye-movements every millisecond during reading to understand the processes involved in how people go from letters on a computer screen to meaning in the head. Most of my work examines discourse processing and how people build a coherent mental model corresponding to the narrative that they are reading. My most recent papers have centred on examining how people understand conditional statements and how they integrate knowledge about conditionals with their on-going discourse models.

Over the last few years, I have become increasingly engaged with the application of the principles of Open Science to research in Psychology. In 2018 I joined the UK Reproducibility Network to represent the University of Manchester. Following this, I co-founded the cross-faculty University of Manchester Open Science Working Group to provide a cross-discipline forum for those in the University who advocate open and reproducible science and to give them a chance to meet, exchange ideas, and share best practice.

Previous events

Title Start date End date
Psychological Science Accelerator annual conference Tuesday, 08 September 2020 Thursday, 10 September 2020
Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science ( Blog post ) Sunday, 07 July 2019 Tuesday, 09 July 2019
CarpentryConnect Manchester 2019 Tuesday, 25 June 2019 Thursday, 27 June 2019

Blog Posts

Blog Publish date
Key skills to know before mentoring Friday, 09 October 2020
“Beware: results may vary” - openness as a means of enhancing research quality Monday, 09 December 2019
A current Fellow’s experience of the SSI Fellowship scheme Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Introducing Binder for fully reproducible research at the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science annual me Thursday, 14 November 2019
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AGK5jmY6z3l7Y7fwsR8XFK1ITRSdHSHla0eyF6pKlqs/edit?usp=sharing Tuesday, 23 July 2019