Dr Stuart Marlin

Dr Stuart Marlin

Lecturer

School of Psychology (Psychology)

Career Summary

Biography

Expertise
My background is in both the psychology of learning, perception and neuroscience.  My current lab based research focuses on the perception of motion and temporal frequency. I am also doing applied research into effective mechanisms for student learning, engagement and assessment.


Qualifications

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

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Cognitive Science
  • Curriculum Design
  • Human and animal visual perception
  • Motion processing
  • Psychology
  • Teaching

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

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/08/1993 - 1/03/1997 Adjunct Assistant Professor

My role was to teach and coordinate courses in Psychology at 1st through 4th year and to supervise Honours students.  This included teaching at satellite campuses and for the distance offering of 1st year Psychology. I coordinated the Intro to Psychology course which had approximately 2000 students each year

Queen's University
Psychology
Canada

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
PSYC1010 Psychology Introduction 1
Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle | Australia
Why do people do the things they do? Welcome to the fascinating world of psychology: the scientific study of mind and behaviour. This course introduces some of the key factors that influence people's perceptions, thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. Areas covered include lifespan development, social, cross-cultural and indigenous studies, personality and individual differences, and health and clinical psychology.
Coordinator 21/02/2017 - 23/07/2017
PSYC1020 Psychology Introduction 2
Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle | Australia

This course continues on from PSYC1010 by introducing some additional key areas in psychology, including

- sensation and perception

- motivation and emotion

- learning

- memory and cognition

Course Coordinator 25/07/2017 - 23/12/2017
PSYC3301 Advanced Perception and Learning in Psychology
Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle | Australia
Psychologists have long abandoned the idea that our perceptions are simply an internal "picture" of the world. But there is no consensus on how our mind interprets the world. The first half of this course examines evidence for and against various theories of perception. Along the way we will examine key areas of research that have influenced the field over the last century. The second part of the course examines the other historically dominant field in psychology: Learning. From Pavlov's early work through to modern approaches to cognition, we again focus on the approaches and theories that drive the research. This coverage of "Behaviourism" provides a core foundation for further study in applications of Cognitive - Behavioural therapy.
"http://www.newcastle.edu.au/course/PSYC3301#s2Qx9xA7Y2KeHRKr.99"
Lecturer 21/02/2017 - 30/07/2017
Psyc2505 Foundations of Psychology and Sociology for Health Professionals
Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle | Australia
Health professionals are faced with the task of dealing with health related medical issues and also with the psychological and sociological impact of ill health. This course is multidisciplinary comprising elements of psychology and sociology relevant to the practice of allied health professionals. It initially covers core areas of the disciplines of psychology that impact on the physical and mental health of the population. The course then covers the relationship between psychological factors and health with a focus on pain, anxiety, stress and depression. Students will also develop their understanding of the psychological and sociological factors that impact on health and health care. This course will be delivered using a combination of on campus face-to-face lectures and student self-directed learning modules. The face-to-face lectures will cover specific content areas during the early, middle and end of the course. The majority of content will be in the form of textbook and online materials.
"http://www.newcastle.edu.au/course/PSYC2505#ej7wqmuF4OkzUezt.99"
Course Coordinator 25/07/2017 - 23/12/2017
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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 Ulrich Schall, Linda E Campbell
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 (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Marlin SG, Martin F, Provost S, Yoxall J, 'Write on, write now: Refining the online digital workbook for improving students¿ writing in psychological science' (2015)
2014 Marlin SG, Martin F, Provost S, Yoxall J, 'Improving students¿ writing in psychological science: an interactive digital workbook approach' (2014)
2014 Marlin SG, Martin F, Provost S, Yoxall J, Provost A, 'Improving students¿ writing in psychological science: an interactive digital workbook approach' (2014)
2014 Marlin SG, Martin F, Provost S, Yoxall J, Provost A, Atkinson C, 'An interactive digital workbook approach to improving ¿science' (2014)
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]
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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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