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School of Health and Society

Dr Ben Short

Lecturer in Psychology


Ben is a lecturer in Psychology at Salford. He joined the University of Salford in 2011 as a researcher before taking up his current post. Ben studied Psychology at Edinburgh University as an undergraduate and spent some time working in the “real world” before returning to academia. He completed (with distinction) an MRes in the Design and Evaluation of Advanced Interactive Systems at Lancaster University and stayed at Lancaster to gain his PhD in Psychology. Since then he has worked as a researcher on government funded projects examining decision making in complex environments and is currently working with Peter Eachus on the Making Sense project.


Module Leader for Introduction to Individual Differences

Lectures and Seminars for Cognitive Psychology

Seminar Leader Biological Psychology

Seminar Leader Psychology in Contemporary Contexts

Seminar Leader Science of Psychology

Research Interests

Cognitive Psychology:


Decision Making

Problem Solving

Human Computer Interaction

Qualifications and Memberships

BSc Biology (Hons Psychology)

MRes Design and Evaluation of Advanced Interactive Systems

PhD Psychology