Dr David Harris
Richard's Building, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
I am a researcher in Psychology interested in skill acquisition, cognitive training and performance states (ranging from breakdowns under pressure to peak flow experiences). In particular, I am interested in the role of eye movements and visual attention in these areas. I have applied my research to a range on environments, including surgery, the military and gaming. My current work focuses on virtual reality and assessing the effectiveness of virtual environments for training cognitive skills. This work is funded by a Royal Academy of Engineering UK IC Postdoctoral Fellowship (https://www.raeng.org.uk/grants-and-prizes/support-for-research/ic-postdoctoral).
- Virtual reality
- Eye tracking
- Cognitive training
- Observational learning
- Quiet eye
- Flow states
PhD, Psychology, University of Exeter 2014-2017 (Thesis - The role of attentional control in flow states)
MSc, Psychological Research Methods, University of Exeter, 2011-2012 (Distinction)
PGCE, Post-Compulsory Education, Oxford Brookes University, 2008-2009
BSc(Hons), Psychology, University of Nottingham, 2005-2008
I completed my PhD in 2017 under the supervision of Prof Mark Wilson and Dr Sam Vine at Exeter, where I examined the state of flow and how visual attention contributes to peak performance states. Since then I have worked as a Research Associate with Dr Gavin Buckingham on a project examining observational learning in robotic surgery (2017) and held subsequent post-doctoral positions working on eye movement and cognitive training for the military (2018) and eye movement training for children with DCD (2018) with Prof Wilson and Dr Vine. In 2018 I was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Post-doctoral Fellowship to examine the effectiveness of virtual reality for training cognitive skills in defence and counter-terror personnel.
Harris, D.J., Vine, S.J., Wilson, M.R., McGrath, J.S., LeBel, M.E. & Buckingham, G. (2018) A review of action observation for sensorimotor learning in surgery. British Journal of Surgery. In press.
Harris, D.J., Vine, S.J., Wilson, M.R., McGrath, J.S., LeBel, M.E. & Buckingham, G. (2018) Comparison of observational learning from 2D and 3D models in robotically-assisted surgical training. Surgical Endoscopy. Doi:10.1007/s00464-018-6203-3.
Harris, D. J., Wilson, M. R. & Vine, S. J. (2018) Cognitive training for sport: A systematic review of commercial devices. Frontiers in Psychology. Doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00709.
Harris, D.J., Vine, S.J., Wilson, M.R., McGrath, J.S., LeBel, M.E. & Buckingham, G. (2017) Observational learning of surgical skills on the daVinci robotic platform. PLoS One, 12(11). Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0188233.
Harris, D. J., Vine, S. J., & Wilson, M. R. (2017). Neurocognitive mechanisms of the flow state. In Wilson, M., Walsh, V., & Parkin, B. (eds) Sport and the Brain: The Science of Preparing, Enduring and Winning, Part B, Vol 234, pp221-234. Doi:10.1016/bs.pbr.2017.06.012
Harris, D. J., Vine, S. J., & Wilson, M. R. (2017). Is flow really effortless? The complex role of effortful attention. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 6(1), 103. Doi:10.1037/spy0000083
Harris, D. J., Vine, S. J., & Wilson, M. R. (2017). Flow and quiet eye: the role of attentional control in flow experience. Cognitive Processing, 18(3), 343-347. Doi:10.1007/s10339-017-0794-9.
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