Dr Nick Perham 

 
Summary


   Position: Lecturer
   School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences
   E-mail: nperham@cardiffmet.ac.uk
   Telephone: +44(0)29 2041 6255
   Room No: D2.02


 
Teaching


Module Leader
  • PSY5002: Research and Statistics (joint module leader with Dr Jenny Mercer)
  • PSY5005: Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY5007: Individual Differences
  • PSY6001: Project
  • PSY6107: Project Proposal

Teaching
  • PSY4002: Research Methods
  • SLP6040: Psycholinguistics and Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • HPL7018: Chronic Illness, Stress and Pain

Undergraduate Supervision
  • BSc Psychology: auditory distraction, short-term memory, reasoning, emotion and cognition, music and cognition, mental arithmetic

Masters Supervision
  • MSc Health Psychology: cognition and health factors

Research Degree Supervision - Completed
  • Andrew Evered (2010 pt): Visual Learning And Proficiency Testing In Clinical Cytology Using Digital Media, PhD .
Publications


Published articles
  • Perham, N. & Currie, H. (2014). Does listening to preferred music improve reading comprehension performance? Applied Cognitive Psychology DOI: 10.1002/acp.2994
  • Evered, A., Walker, D., Watt, A. & Perham, N. (2014). Untutored discrimination training on paired cell images influences visual learning in cytopathology. Cancer Cytopathology
  • Perham, N., Hodgetts, H. M. & Banbury, S. P. (2013). Mental arithmetic and non-speech office noise: an exploration of interference-by-content. Noise and Health, 15(62), 73-78.
  • Evered, A., Walker, D., Watt, A. & Perham, N. (2013). To what extent does non-analytical reasoning contribute to visual learning in cytopathology? Cancer Cytopathology, 121(6), 329-338. DOI: 10.1002/cncy.21263
  • Perham, N. & Macpherson, S. (2012). Mental arithmetic and irrelevant auditory number similarity disruption. Irish Journal of Psychology. DOI:10.1080/03033910.2012.723194
  • Perham, N., Whelpley, C. & Hodgetts, H. M. (2013). Impaired memory for syntactical information in poor readers. Memory, 21(2), 182-188. DOI: 10.1080/09658211.2012.714789
  • Perham, N. & Rosser, J. (2012). “Not thinking” helps reasoning. Current Psychology, 31(2), 160-167. DOI: 10.1007/s12144-012-9140-7
  • Perham, N. & Withey, T. (2012). Liked music increases spatial rotation performance regardless of preference. Current Psychology, 31(2), 168-181. DOI: 10.1007/s12144-012-9141-6
  • Perham, N. & Sykora, M. (2012). Disliked music can be better for performance than liked music. Applied Cognitive Psychology. DOI: 10.1002/acp.2826
  • Perham, N. & Banbury, S. P. (2012). The role of rehearsal in a novel call-centre type task. Noise and Health, 14(56), 1-5.
  • Perham, N. & Banbury, S. P. (2011). Do practical signal-to-noise ratios reduce the irrelevant sound effect? Cognitive Technology, 16(1), 1-10.
  • Perham, N. & Vizard, J. (2010). Can preference for background music mediate the irrelevant sound effect? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 25(4), 625-631. DOI: 10.1002/acp.1731
  • Perham, N., Marsh, J. E., & Jones, D. M. (2009). Syntax and serial recall: How language supports memory for order. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62(7), 1285-1293.
  • Perham, N. & Banbury, S. P. (2008). You cannot ignore it: Attention to ‘irrelevant’ sound during a habituation period does not produce habituation. Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. New York: NY: HFES.
  • Moore, S. C., Perham, N., Shepherd, J., & Cusens, B. (2007). The prevalence of alcohol intoxication in the night-time economy. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 42(6), 629-634.
  • Perham, N., Moore, S. C., Shepherd, J. P., & Cusens, B. (2007). Identifying drunkenness in the night-time economy. Addiction, 102, 377-380.
  • Perham, N., Banbury, S., & Jones, D. M. (2007). Do realistic reverberation levels reduce auditory distraction? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21(7), 839-847.
  • Perham, N., Banbury, S., & Jones, D. M. (2007). Reduction in auditory distraction by retrieval strategy. Memory, 15, 465-473.
  • Perham, N. & Oaksford, M. (2006). Experienced and anticipated emotion in deontic reasoning. Proceedings of the 28th Cognitive Science Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Perham, N. & Oaksford, M. (2005). Deontic reasoning with emotional content: Evolutionary psychology or decision theory? Cognitive Science, 29, 681-718.
  • Perham, N., Banbury, S., & Jones, D. M. (2005). Auditory distraction impairs analytical reasoning performance. In M. Katsikitis (Ed.), Past Reflections, Future Directions: Proceedings of the 40th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference. Melbourne: APS (pp. 238-242).
  • Perham, N., Banbury, S., & Jones, D. M. (2004). The susceptibility of a call center-like task to disruption by extraneous sound: The role of semantic relatedness. Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. New Orleans: LA: HFES (pp. 1958-1962).
  • Evans, J. St. B. T., Handley, S. J., Over, D. E., & Perham, N. (2002). Background beliefs in Bayesian inference. Memory & Cognition, 30, 179-190.
  • Evans, J. St. B. T., Handley, S. J., Perham, N., Over, D. E., & Thompson, V. A. (2000). Frequency versus probability formats in statistical word problems. Cognition, 77, 197-213.

Conference Papers
  • Moore, S. C., Perham, N. &, Shepherd, J. (2006). Risk of alcohol-fuelled aggression in the night-time economy. Paper presented at the International Association of Dental Research Pan European Federation Conference, Dublin, UK.
  • Perham, N., Banbury, S., & Jones, D. M. (2004). The susceptibility of a call center-like task to disruption by extraneous sound: The role of semantic relatedness. Paper presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, New Orleans, US.
  • Perham, N., Banbury, S., & Jones, D. M. (2004). The impact of realistic office noise on a call centre-like task: The role of recall strategy. Paper presented at the XXI BPS Annual Cognitive Section Conference, Leeds, UK.
  • Perham, N. & Oaksford, M. (2002). Anticipated regret in differing mood states: An explicit/implicit distinction? PSYPAG Annual Postgraduate conference, Cardiff, UK.
  • Perham, N. & Oaksford, M. (2002). Utilising threat: Anticipated regret in deontic reasoning. Paper presented at the Experimental Psychology Society Conference, Leuven, Belgium.
  • Perham, N. & Oaksford, M. (2001). How to make friends and scare people. Cardiff University Postgraduate Conference, Gregynog, Wales, UK.
  • Perham, N. & Oaksford, M. (2000). Threat words in the selection task. Cardiff University Postgraduate Conference, Gregynog, Wales, UK.
  • Perham, N. & Oaksford, M. (1999). Emotion and reasoning: The influence of working memory and emotional content. Cardiff University Postgraduate Conference, Gregynog, Wales, UK.
  • Perham, N. & Dennis, I. (1997). Repression: Attention and memory. PSYPAG Annual Postgraduate conference, Plymouth, UK.

Conference Posters
  • Perham, N. & Banbury, S. P. (2008). You cannot ignore it: Attention to ‘irrelevant’ sound during a habituation period does not produce habituation. Poster presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. New York: NY: HFES.
  • Perham, N. & Newson, L. (2008). Emotional distinctiveness in free recall. Poster presented at the XXV British Psychology Society Annual Cognitive Section Conference, Southampton, UK, September.
  • Perham, N., Marsh, J. E., & Jones, D. M. (2008). Syntactical order in serial recall of semantic information. Poster presented at the Experimental Psychology Society Conference, Liverpool, UK, July.
  • Marsh, J. E., Perham, N., Hughes, R. W., & Jones, D. M. (2007). Auditory-semantic distraction at the interface of selective attention and semantic memory. Poster presented at the Experimental Psychology Society Conference, Cardiff, UK.
  • Perham, N., Marsh, J. E., & Jones, D. M. (2007). Semantic dominance and category fluency. Poster presented at the Experimental Psychology Society Conference, Cardiff, UK.
  • Perham, N. & Jones, D. M. (2006). Do realistic reverberation levels reduce auditory distraction? Poster presented at the Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting, Texas, US.
  • Perham, N. & Oaksford, M. (2006). Experienced and anticipated emotion in deontic reasoning. Poster presented at the 28th Cognitive Science Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Perham, N., Banbury, S., & Jones, D. M. (2005). Auditory distraction impairs analytical reasoning performance. Poster presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Australian Psychological Society, Melbourne: Australia.
  • Perham, N., Banbury, S., & Jones, D. M. (2005). Attention to ‘irrelevant’ sound during a habituation period does not produce habituation. Poster presented at the XXII British Psychology Society Annual Cognitive Section Conference, Leeds, UK.
  • Perham, N. & Oaksford, M. (2003). The effects of high-trait anxiety on deontic reasoning. Poster presented at the XX British Psychology Society Annual Cognitive Section Conference, Reading, UK.

Reports
  • Moore, S. C., Perham, N., & Shepherd, J. P. (2006). A multi-agency community-based intervention to reduce excessive drinking in Cardiff city centre: Final report.
  • Moore, S. C., Perham, N., & Shepherd, J. P. (2006). A multi-agency community-based intervention to reduce excessive drinking in Cardiff city centre: Short report.

Online Publications
Profile


Nick obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, his MSc at the University of Plymouth and his PhD at Cardiff University. He started working at Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2007 and is a Lecturer in the Department of Applied Psychology, a member of the British Psychological Society, a member of the Higher Education Academy and a committee member of the Welsh Branch of the British Psychological Society (formerly chair from October 2008 to October 2011).

Nick has worked on grants exploring ‘Implicit and explicit representation of probabilities in cognitive tasks’, ‘Office and call centre noise: Acoustic, cognitive and individual determinants of auditory distraction’, ‘A multi-agency community-based intervention to reduce excessive drinking in Cardiff city centre’, and ‘Attentional selectivity and semantic memory: Studies of auditory distraction’.

As well as his teaching duties, Nick is also joint Level 6 tutor, on the Cardiff School of Health Sciences ethics panel, a member of the Survey Request Group and organises the Research Participation Panel organiser in the Department of Applied Psychology.