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Dr Stuart Marlin

Lecturer

School of Psychology (Psychology)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
Human and animal visual perception, Distinctions between various pathways for motion processing, Static and motion cues for object recognition (including faces).

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of British Columbia - Canada
  • Master of Science (Psychology), Dalhousie University - Canada
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Psychology), Dalhousie University - Canada

Keywords

  • Cognitive Science
  • Human and animal visual perception
  • Motion processing
  • Psychology

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Psychology
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 McCabe KL, Marlin S, Cooper G, Morris R, Schall U, Murphy DG, et al., 'Visual perception and processing in children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome: associations with social cognition measures of face identity and emotion recognition', JOURNAL OF NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS, 8 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s11689-016-9164-7
Co-authors Linda E Campbell, Ulrich Schall
2016 Bore M, Pittolo C, Kirby D, Dluzewska T, Marlin S, 'Predictors of psychological distress and well-being in a sample of Australian undergraduate students', Higher Education Research and Development, 35 869-880 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 HERDSA.Previous research has found university students report higher levels of psychological distress compared to the general population. Our aim was to investigate the de... [more]

© 2016 HERDSA.Previous research has found university students report higher levels of psychological distress compared to the general population. Our aim was to investigate the degree to which personality and contextual factors predict psychological distress and well-being in students over the course of a semester. We also examined whether resilience-building skills, such as positive self-talk, mindfulness meditation and self-management, included in a first-year psychology subject, might reduce distress and improve well-being. Undergraduate first-year students (n = 150) completed a battery of questionnaires in week three (Time 1; n = 150) and week 10 (Time 2; n = 53) of semester. At both times students reported high levels of psychological distress, as measured by the K10, the General Health Questionnaire and the Brief Symptom Inventory, and low levels of psychological well-being, as measured by the Warwick Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale. Students exposed to resilience-building skills embedded in a subject (n = 24) were no less distressed at Time 2 than those not enrolled in that subject (n = 29). The personality traits of emotional resilience (vs. reactivity) and bounce-back resilience measured at Time 1 were the only significant predictors of psychological distress and well-being measured at Time 2. Students with high emotional and bounce-back resilience had lower psychological distress and higher well-being scores. Future research could consider development and trial of a full semester university subject designed to improve students¿ resilience knowledge and skills.

DOI 10.1080/07294360.2016.1138452
Co-authors Miles Bore
2004 Marlin SG, Grant JL, 'The effect of proximity and offset orientation on perceived entrained motion paths', Australian Journal of Psychology, 56 125 (2004) [C3]
2003 Marlin SG, Sinclair E, 'Contributions of first and second order motion patterns on vection', Australian Journal of Psychology, 55 84 (2003) [C3]
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Conference (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Bore MR, Pittolo C, Dluzewska T, Munro D, Marlin S, 'Personality traits and mindfulness training as predictors of psychological distress and wellbeing: Report of a pilot study' (2012)
Co-authors Miles Bore
2010 Marlin SG, Grayson-Collins J, Smith A, Jolly TAD, 'The contributions of size, distance, and multiple motion processing mechanisms for emergent global motion from element vectors', Combined Abstracts of 2010 Australian Psychology Conferences (2010) [E3]

Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Martin F, Provost S, Atkinson C, Marlin S, Yoxall J, 'Improving students' writing in psychological science: an interactive digital workbook approach', Office for Learning and Teaching, 33 (2014)
Co-authors Carmen Atkinson, Frances Martin
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 3
Total funding $63,432

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20131 grants / $48,000

“Improving students’ writing in psychological science: an interactive digital workbook approach”$48,000

Funding body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Funding body Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Project Team Associate Professor Frances Martin, Doctor Stuart Marlin
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1201218
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20041 grants / $7,200

fMRI analysis of visual areas involved in the perception of self motion.$7,200

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Stuart Marlin, Emeritus Professor Patricia Michie
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183457
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $8,232

Miscommunication issues of student pilots from a non-english speaking background.$8,232

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding body Keats Endowment Research Fund
Project Team Doctor Stuart Marlin
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182676
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 PhD An Electrophysiological Investigation of Smartphone Addiction PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Investigation of the Cues Underlying Myopia and Their Association with Retinal Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase in the Guinea Pig Eye PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2003 PhD Relationships between Computer Game Play and Children's Social Behaviour PhD (Psychology - Arts), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
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Dr Stuart Marlin

Position

Lecturer
School of Psychology
Faculty of Science

Focus area

Psychology

Contact Details

Email stuart.marlin@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6323
Fax (02) 4921 6980

Office

Room W249A
Building Behavioural Sciences Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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