Dr Amelia Hunt

Dr Amelia Hunt

Senior Lecturer

Dr Amelia Hunt
Dr Amelia Hunt

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen School of Psychology William Guild Building Room T09 Kings College Old Aberdeen AB24 3FX
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  • 2009-present: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, University of Aberdeen
  • 2005-2008: Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Vision Lab, Cambridge USA
  • 2005: PhD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • 1999: B.Sc., Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Research Interests

  • Perceptual stability and eye movements
  • Visual search strategies
  • The relationship between attention and eye movements
  • The timecourse of visual processing and attention

Research Grants

  • 2012-2018: James S McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award
  • 2010-2012: BBSRC New Investigator Grant
  • 2010: Nuffield Foundation Small Grant
  • 2000-2007: NSERC postgraduate and postdoctoral fellowships
  • 2004-2005: Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research fellowship

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Level 1: Lectures on Perception
  • Level 3: Lectures on Attention
  • Level 3 practical project supervision
  • Level 3 perception tutorials
  • Level 4 critical review tutorials
  • Level 4 thesis supervision
  • MSc lectures (attention)
  • MRes lectures (induction, data management, thesis & viva)
Further Info

External Responsibilities

ESRC psychology pathway representative

Admin Responsibilities

  • Director of Postgraduate Studies
  • External Liason Committee
  • Postgraduate Committee


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Contributions to Journals


  • Nowakowska, A., Clarke, ADF., Sahraie, A. & Hunt, AR. 'Practice-related changes in eye movement strategy in healthy adults with simulated hemianopia'. Neuropsychologia.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.01.020
  • Golubickis, M., Sahraie, A., Hunt, AR., Visokomogilski, A., Topalidis, P. & MacRae, CN. 'The visual influence of ostracism'. European Journal of Social Psychology, vol 48, no. 2, pp. 182-188.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.2305
  • Clarke, ADF., Stainer, MJ., Tatler, BW. & Hunt, AR. (2017). 'The saccadic flow baseline: Accounting for image-independent biases in fixation behaviour'. Journal of Vision, vol 17, no. 11, pp. 1-19.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1167/17.11.12
    [Online] AURA: i1534_7362_17_11_12.pdf
  • Nowakowska, A., Clarke, ADF. & Hunt, AR. (2017). 'Human visual search behaviour is far from ideal'. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B, Biological Sciences, vol 284, 20162767.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2767
    [Online] AURA: HalfPopOutPRSBFinalFinal.docx
  • Clarke, ADF., Mahon, A., Irvine, A. & Hunt, AR. (2017). 'People are unable to recognize or report on their own eye movements'. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, vol 70, no. 11, pp. 2251–2270.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2016.1231208
    [Online] AURA: eyemovementawareness.pdf
  • Nowakowska, A., Clarke, ADF., Sahraie, A. & Hunt, AR. (2016). 'Inefficient search strategies in simulated hemianopia'. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, vol 42, no. 11, pp. 1858-1872.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1037/xhp0000250
    [Online] AURA: Simulated_Hemianopia_Second_Resub_AS.docx
  • Clarke, ADF., Barr, C. & Hunt, AR. (2016). 'The effect of visualization on visual search performance: Does visualization trump vision?'. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, vol 78, no. 8, pp. 2357-2362.
    [Online] DOI: 10.3758/s13414-016-1174-8
    [Online] AURA: visualiseSearch.pdf
  • Kerr-Gaffney, JE., Hunt, AR. & Pilz, KS. (2016). 'Local form interference in biological motion perception'. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, vol 78, no. 5, pp. 1434-1443.
    [Online] DOI: 10.3758/s13414-016-1092-9
    [Online] AURA: art_3A10.3758_2Fs13414_016_1092_9.pdf
  • Clarke, ADF., Green, P., Chantler, MJ. & Hunt, AR. (2016). 'Human Search for a Target on a Textured Background is Consistent with a Stochastic Model'. Journal of Vision, vol 16, no. 7, 4, pp. 1-16.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1167/16.7.4
    [Online] AURA: i1534_7362_16_7_4.pdf
  • Clarke, ADF. & Hunt, AR. (2016). 'Failure of intuition when presented with a choice between investing in a single goal or splitting resources between two goals'. Psychological Science, vol 27, no. 1, pp. 64-74.
    [Online] DOI: 10.1177/0956797615611933
    [Online] AURA: ClarkeHunt_decisionMaking.pdf
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