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Dr Jon Rees

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Senior Lecturer in Psychology

I graduated from St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College in 1992 after taking an intercalated BSc in infection and immunity at Imperial College.

I initially pursued a career as a medical microbiologist and worked as a specialist registrar until 2000. After a career break, I changed direction and took a conversion course at University of Sunderland where I stayed on as a research student before becoming a full-time Senior Lecturer in Psychology.

I am a cognitive psychologist with a major interest in research methods and statistical analysis including analysis of health and medical related data.

Teaching and supervision

I teach on the undergraduate psychology programmes and on MSc Psychological Research Methods. My specialisms are quantitative research methods, cognitive and biological psychology and the philosophical and historical underpinnings of psychology.

On the undergraduate programmes, I am module leader for the Stage 1 core module Foundations of Psychological Research and the Stage 3 core module From Lab to Life.

On the MSc Psychological Research Methods programme, I teach data analysis on the Research Experience and Practice module. I also supervise research projects on the undergraduate project modules.


  • I have a range of interests focused around Episodic Memory in its broadest sense from computational modelling of hippocampal function to aspects of episodic memory impinging on other cognitive abilities including the effects of mindfulness on cognition. Mainly prospective memory and false memories and the differences between trait and state mindfulness and ego depletion, motivation and cognitive aspects of self-control.
  • I am also interested in statistical and research design elements in health related projects (based at the University and with NHS partners).


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Murphy, Declan C, Fostier, Will, Rees, Jon and Steel, David H (2019) Foveal sparing internal limiting membrane peeling for idiopathic macular holes: effects on anatomical restoration of the fovea and visual function. Retina. ISSN 1539-2864

Murphy, D.C., Fostier, Wil, Rees, Jon and Steel, D.H. (2019) Foveal sparing internal limiting membrane peeling for idiopathic macular hole; effects on anatomical restoration of the fovea and visual function. Retina. ISSN 0275-004X

Ayuk, Paul, Farnworth, Allsin, Rees, Jon, Khunda, Aehthele, Edmundson, Dawn, Raheja, Vinita, Ullal, Aarti, Ravimohan, Velauthapillai, Lu, Ena and Robson, SC (2019) Obstetric anal sphincter injuries before and after the introduction of the Episcissors-60: A multi-centre time series analysis. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 241. pp. 94-98. ISSN 0301-2115

Geenen, Caspar, Murphy, Declan C., Sandinha, Maria T., Rees, Jon and Steel, David H. W. (2019) Significance of preoperative external limiting membrane height on visual prognosis in patients undergoing macular hole surgery. RETINA, 39 (7). pp. 1392-1398. ISSN 0275-004X

Steel, D, Suleman, J, Murphy, D.C., Dodds, S and Rees, Jon (2018) Optic disc pit maculopathy: a two-year nationwide prospective study. Ophthalmology, 125 (11). pp. 1757-1764. ISSN 0161-6420

Ting, Darren Shu Jeng, Rees, Jon, Ng, Jia Yu, Allen, David and Steel, David HW (2017) Effect of high-vacuum setting on phacoemulsification efficiency. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 43 (9). pp. 1135-1139. ISSN 0886-3350

Madi, HA, Dinah, C, Rees, Jon and Steel, DH (2015) The Case Mix of Patients Presenting with Full-Thickness Macular Holes and Progression before Surgery: Implications for Optimum Management. Opthalmologica, 233 (3-4). pp. 216-221. ISSN 0030-3755

Sharpe, Abigail, Waring, Gareth, Rees, Jon, McGarry, Kenneth and Hinshaw, Kim (2015) Caesarean section at maternal request - the differing views of patients & health care professionals: a questionnaire based study. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 192 (1). pp. 54-60. ISSN 0301-2115

Steel, DH, Dinah, C, Madi, HA, White, K and Rees, Jon (2014) The staining pattern of brilliant blue G during macular hole surgery: a clinicopathologic study. Investigative Opthalmology and Vision Science, 55 (9). pp. 5924-31. ISSN 1552-5783

This list was generated on Sat May 30 00:26:38 2020 BST.
Quantitative research methods
Analysis of health related data including complex data sets
Cognitive psychology

Last updated 11 June 2019