Assistant Professor in Psychology
Mark has a PhD from the University of Edinburgh funded by the Royal Society, and an MSc in Psychiatric Research from King’s College, London, and an MA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of St Andrews.
He started as a Methodology Teaching Coordinator at the University of Edinburgh in 2014 before taking a 6 month break from academia working as a statistician in the Civil Service. He started as an Assistant Professor at Richmond in January 2016 and delivers courses in Research Methods, Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Psychopathology, Personality, Biological Basis of Behaviour and Health Psychology.
In September 2017 he took up a role as the Psychology Department Research Centre Coordinator. He organises Research Assistants and works with Lab Manager to advance the Psychology Department research aims.
He is a member of the University Ethics Committee and will be joining the Research Policy Committee in 2018.
His two research streams focus on changes in short-term memory with age, and factors affecting high-level triathlon performance.
Horne, M. J. (2017) Relationship of race discipline with overall performance in sprint and standard distance triathlon age-group world-championships. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 12(6), 814-822.
Professional Engagements, Conference Presentations and Workshops
National Library of Scotland (2014) Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A public lecture discussing the use of human participants in psychological research. Focused on historical work from Milgram and Zimbardo, through to cohort work on intelligence published at the University of Edinburgh.
UK Working Memory Meeting (2014) Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Oral presentation on proactive interference for healthy older adults in the visual patterns task.
EPS Conference on 40 years of the Working Memory Model (2014) Cambridge, United Kingdom
Poster presentation on presentation order effects in young and older adults during visual memory tasks.
Cognitive Aging Conference (2014) Atlanta, GA. USA.
Poster presentation on the effects of task presentation order in young and older adults. Received Guarantors of Brain grant for conference travel.
EPS Cognitive Ageing Workshop (2014) Pershore, United Kingdom
Oral presentation on differential presentation order effects in simultaneous and sequential visual memory tasks.
Psychonomics Society Annual Scientific Meeting (2013)Toronto, Canada
Poster presentation on differences between serial order and free recall in young and older adults. Received one-off overseas Grindley Grant for conference travel.
18th ESCoP Conference (2013) Budapest, Hungary
Poster presentation on ordered and randomized sequential presentation of patterns.
Experimental Psychology Society Summer Meeting (2013) Bangor, United Kingdom
Oral presentation on the effect of ‘nameability’ in visual patterns task performance. Received Grindley Grant for conference travel.
UK Working Memory Meeting (2013) Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Oral presentation on decline between simultaneous and sequential task performance in young and older adults.
Experimental Psychology Society Spring Meeting (2013) Lancaster, United Kingdom
Poster presentation on visual patterns task declines across the lifespan.
UK Working Memory Meeting (2012) Parcevall Hall, Yorkshire
Oral presentation on differential effects of verbal interference on visual tasks in young and older adults.