Dr. Darren Walker is a cognitive psychologist with a particular interest in translating theoretical insights from memory, attention and perception into practical applications for health and clinical related domains. His main research expertise is cognition across the lifespan. He is currently developing novel methods (e.g. video observation and eye-tracking) to understand behaviour in more ecologically valid tasks.
He has collaborated across disciplines with researchers in biomedicine, art and product design. His work has been disseminated in high quality journals, along with national and international conferences. He teaches advanced research design and statistics to postgraduate level.
Current Research Interests
- Memory, dementia, attention and executive functioning in young and older adults
- Cognitive factors in medical domains such as cytology and surgery
- Information technology and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
- Psychology, product design and ergonomics.
- Novel research tools such as eye-tracking, video observation and mixed (e.g. qualitative/quantitative) methods to explore real-world cognition.