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Dr Sally Andrews

I am an experimental psychologist with a particular interest in human perception and performance. I completed my PhD at the University of Aberdeen in 2014, after which I held a post doc at Lincoln University. I became a lecturer in the Psychology Department at Nottingham Trent University in 2015, where I am currently the course leader for Psychology BSc (Hons) single honours courses, including the pathways and sandwich courses.

My research interests are predominantly around people's perceptions, and how they influence thoughts and behaviour. My previous research has explored how unfamiliar faces become familiar. While I continue this research now, my research has expanded to include exploring the influences of sport and exercise on wellbeing, and factors influencing sports performance, and exploring factors that influence people’s motivation to exercise. In addition to this experimental research, I am also interested in research around learning and teaching.

A collection of peer reviewed publications can be found below:


  • Andrews, S., Burton, A. M., Schweinberger, S. R., & Wiese, H. (2017). Event-related potentials reveal the development of stable face representations from natural variability. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology70(8), 1620-1632.
  • Mozos, O. M., Sandulescu, V., Andrews, S., Ellis, D., Bellotto, N., Dobrescu, R., & Ferrandez, J. M. (2017). Stress detection using wearable physiological and sociometric sensors. International journal of neural systems27(02), 1650041.


  • Piwek, L., Ellis, D. A., Andrews, S., & Joinson, A. (2016). The rise of consumer health wearables: promises and barriers. PLoS Medicine13(2), e1001953.
  • Piwek, L., Ellis, D. A., & Andrews, S., (2016). Corrigendum: Can Programming Frameworks Bring Smartphones into the Mainstream of Psychological Science?. Frontiers in psychology7, 1704.


  • Andrews, S., Ellis, D. A., Shaw, H., & Piwek, L. (2015). Beyond self-report: tools to compare estimated and real-world smartphone use. PloS one10(10), e0139004.
  • Andrews, S., Jenkins, R., Cursiter, H., & Burton, A. M. (2015). Telling faces together: Learning new faces through exposure to multiple instances. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68(10), 2041-2050.
  • Sandulescu, V., Andrews, S., Ellis, D., Bellotto, N., & Mozos, O. M. (2015, June). Stress detection using wearable physiological sensors. In International Work-Conference on the Interplay Between Natural and Artificial Computation (pp. 526-532). Springer, Cham.
  • Sandulescu, V., Andrews, S., Ellis, D., Dobrescu, R., & Martinez-Mozos, O. (2015, November). Mobile app for stress monitoring using voice features. In E-Health and Bioengineering Conference (EHB), 2015 (pp. 1-4). IEEE.


  • Andrews, S., & Burton, A. M. (2013). The Role of within-person variability in forming stable face representations. i-Perception4(7), 479-479.


  • Skelton, F. C., Frowd, C., & Andrews, S. (2011). Witness interviews: Does recall of relational information improve identifiability of a facial composite. International Journal of Security and its Applications5(4), 3748.