Professor, Cardiff University
Dylan is a senior professor and Co-Director of HuFEX within the School of Psychology at Cardiff University, with over 300 peer-reviewed publications. His research spans over forty years, engaging in the human-centred aspects of a wide range of technologies, particularly in the defence domain and is renown for his pioneering work on virtual reality (particularly navigation of virtual space), speech recognition and synthesis, as well as interface design (particularly design to minimise effects of interruption and distraction), auditory memory and learning. He has an OBE for his work on Military Science.
He has previously taken on key administrative roles at Cardiff, being Head of School of Psychology, and for the last five years as Pro Vice-Chancellor for the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, giving him experience of managing large-scale budgets and major projects. He has a strong track record of developing early career researchers (through direct supervision and mentorship) and currently he has a mentor role to junior (and senior) academics across Cardiff University. He has a track record of providing researchers with technical and managerial skills that enable them to take on roles in commercial and academic settings.
- 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)
- Hanczakowski, M., Beaman, C. P. and Jones, D. M. 2018. Learning through clamor: The allocation and perception of study time in noise. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 147(7), pp. 1005-1022. (10.1037/xge0000449)
- Hanczakowski, M., Beaman, C. P. and Jones, D. M. 2017. When distraction benefits memory through semantic similarity. Journal of Memory and Language 94, pp. 61-74. (10.1016/j.jml.2016.11.005)
- Hanczakowski, M., Beaman, C. P. and Jones, D. M. 2016. Negative priming in free recall reconsidered. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 42(5), pp. 686-699. (10.1037/xlm0000192)
- Beaman, C. P. and Jones, D. M. 2016. The item versus the object in memory: on the implausibility of overwriting as a mechanism for forgetting in short-term memory. Frontiers in Psychology 7, article number: 341. (10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00341)