Professor, Cardiff University
Bill is a Professor in the School of Psychology at Cardiff University and Co-Director of HuFEx. He has 35 years’ experience in investigating theoretical and applied aspects of human cognition, including long- and short-term memory processes, speech processing, perception, attention, and distraction. He has published over 60 research outputs and peer reviewed conference proceedings and has received research funding from U.K. Research Councils, as well as the defence and health care industries.
Bill’s research primarily uses behavioural experimental techniques. In addition, he lectures in the area of cognitive psychology, human judgement and decision making, and speech communication. Bill has acted as a reviewer for multiple journals related to experimental and cognitive psychology and he is a member of the ESRC Peer Review College.
- Jones, D. and Macken, W. 2018. In the beginning was the deed: verbal short-term memory as object-oriented action. Current Directions In Psychological Science 27(5), pp. 351-356. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963721418765796)
- Jones, G. and Macken, W. 2018. Long-term associative learning predicts verbal short-term memory performance. Memory and Cognition 46(2), pp. 216-229. (10.3758/s13421-017-0759-3)
- Hanczakowski, M.et al. 2017. Metamemory in a familiar place: The effects of environmental context on feeling of knowing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 43(1), pp. 59-71. (10.1037/xlm0000292)
- Macken, W. J.et al. 2016. Memory as embodiment: the case of modality and serial short-term memory. Cognition 155, pp. 113-124. (10.1016/j.cognition.2016.06.013)
- Nikolova, A. and Macken, W. J. 2016. The objects of visuo-spatial short term memory: perceptual organisation and change detection. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 69(7), pp. 1426-1437. (10.1080/17470218.2015.1083595)
- Elliot, E. M.et al. 2016. Distraction in verbal short-term memory: insights from developmental differences. Journal of Memory and Language 88, pp. 39-50. (10.1016/j.jml.2015.12.008