Dr David Smith

Lecturer, Programme Director for BSc Psychology, and Academic Contact (Grimsby) IFHE Psychology

Faculty of Health Sciences


+44 (0) 1482 466457

Dr David Smith taught or conducted research at the universities of California, San Diego (UCSD), Sussex and Cambridge before coming to Hull.

His research interests are in auditory and visual perception and he received his PhD from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.


Research Interests

  • Auditory and visual perception
  • Lepidoptera

Research groups


  • Prof Roy Patterson, Dept Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge
  • Prof Tim Griffiths, Medical School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Dr Katharina von Kriegstein, Functional Imaging Laboratory, UCL
  • Prof George Mather, Dept Psychology, University of Sussex
  • Prof Stuart Anstis, Dept Psychology, University of California San Diego, USA
  • Dr Chunhua Yang, School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Hull


Smith D.R.R. (2016). 'Speaker-sex discrimination for voiced and whispered vowels at short durations', i-Perception, September-October 7(5), 1-13.

Smith D.R.R. (2014). 'Does knowing speaker sex facilitate vowel recognition at short durations?', Acta Psychologica, 148, 81-90.

Smith D.R.R., Patterson, R.D., Turner, R., Kawahara, H., & Irino, T. (2005). 'The processing and perception of size information in speech sounds', Journal Acoustical Society of America, 117, 305-318.

Beaumont H.E., Fletcher C.H., Smith D.R.R., & Relf P.A. (Eds) (2017) 'Yorkshire Butterflies and Moths 2016: An assessment of their status and distribution', Argus 78 (116 pages). Butterfly Conservation

Smith, D.R.R., & Smith, H.A.R. (2015) 'Local effects of climate change -- has the date of first emergence changed in several species of Lepidoptera in Yorkshire during the period 1995 to 2014?' The Naturalist 140 (1089), 112-118.

Full list


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Cognition and Development 1, Level 4 (module manager & lecturer)
  • Brain and Behaviour 1, Level 4 (lecturer)
  • Research Projects, Level 6 (supervision)
  • Contexts of Health and Illness, Level 7 (guest lecturer)
  • MATLAB Programming for Behavioural Scientists, Level 7 (module manager & lecturer)

Research PhDs

Dr Smith welcomes applications in auditory and visual perception especially where related to his areas of specialisation (please see publications).

Professional highlights

External roles

  • Member of Acoustical Society of America
  • Member of Applied Vision Association