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Dr Stuart Marlin

Deputy Head of School

School of Psychology (Psychology)

Career Summary


Research Expertise

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


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


  • 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


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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]

Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]

Grants and Funding


Number of grants 2
Total funding $15,432

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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

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

Research Supervision

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Investigation of the Cues Underlying Myopia and Their Association with Retinal Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase in the Guinea Pig Eye
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
2003 Relationships between Computer Game Play and Children's Social Behaviour
Psychology, Faculty of Education and Arts
Sole Supervisor

Dr Stuart Marlin


Deputy Head of School
School of Psychology
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area


Contact Details

Phone (02) 4921 6323
Fax (02) 4921 6980


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