Dr. Ben Short

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Room L820

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Current positions

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.

Areas of research

Creativity, Cognition, Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, HCI


  • 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
  • Creativity
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Human Computer Interaction

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BSc Biology (Hons Psychology)
  • MRes Design and Evaluation of Advanced Interactive Systems
  • PhD Psychology