Shane Lindsay

Dr Shane Lindsay

Lecturer in Psychology and Programme Leader for Psychology with Criminology

Faculty of Health Sciences

01482 466539

Dr Lindsay joined the University of Hull as Lecturer in September 2014, following post-docs working at the University of Dundee, and the University of York, and a PhD at the University of Sussex.

He can be found on campus in Room 145 of the Fenner building.


Research Interests

  • The relationship of the language system with perception, action, sleep and memory

  • Psycholinguistics

  • Language learning

  • Sub-lexical processing

  • Lexical processing

  • Semantics

See website for more details

Research groups

Word Learning Group


Cairney S A, Lindsay S, Sobczak J M, Paller K A, Gaskell M G (2016), 'The Benefits of Targeted Memory Reactivation for Consolidation in Sleep are Contingent on Memory Accuracy and Direct Cue-Memory Associations', Sleep, 39(5), 1139–1150. DOI: pii: sp-00533-15.

Kamide Y, Lindsay S, Scheepers C & Kukona A (2016), 'Event Processing in the Visual World: Projected Motion Paths during Spoken Sentence Comprehension', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 42(5), 804-812.

Tham E, Lindsay S & Gaskell M G (2015), 'Markers of Automaticity in Sleep-associated Consolidation of Novel Words', Neuropsychologia, 71, 146-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.03.025.

Gaskell M G, Warker J, Lindsay S, Frost R, Guest J, Snowden R, & Stackhouse A (2014), 'Sleep Underpins the Plasticity of Language Production', Psychological Science, 25(7), 1457-1465.

Lindsay S, Scheepers C, & Kamide Y (2013), 'To Dash or to Dawdle: Verb-Associated Speed of Motion Influences Eye Movements during Spoken Sentence Comprehension', PLoS ONE, 8(6), e67187.

Full list


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Research Skills

  • Psychology in Context

Research PhDs

Dr Lindsay welcomes applications in cognitive psychology, memory and language, cognitive neuroscience.

Current PhD supervisions 

Andrew Lucas, ESRC Doctoral Training Pathway

Robert Nightingale, MRes

Sylwia Macinska 

Teaching awards and accolades

  • PGCert Academic Practice

  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BSc Cognitive Science, University of Hertfordshire

  • MRes Psychology, University of Sussex

  • DPhil Psychology, University of Sussex

Awards and accolades

2012–2015: ESRC Grant ES/I038586/1. £300,714, co-investigator with M G Gaskell, 'Reactivation of Declarative Memory During Sleep'.