Lecturer & Psychology Technician

Division: Psychology and Sociology

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Mr Matthew Gibson (BSc (Hons), MRes, MBPsS) is a Lecturer in the Psychology and Sociology Division. He is also an Affiliate member of Centre for Applied Social Science.

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Teaching & Learning

Having completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at QMU, Matthew joined the division as a Lecturer in early 2016. His undergraduate dissertation was conducted in the area of experimental forensic psychology and his Masters in Research degree (MRes), investigating the irrelevant sound effect, was completed in September of 2016. Since then Matthew has also acquired the role of Psychology Technician within the Division.    

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS)

Research/Knowledge Exchange Centre Membership:

At present I am primarily interested in the study of memory and applications of evolutionary theory in psychology.

Active Research Interests:

  • Memory, Biological Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology.


  • (UG) X1024 – Foundations of Psychology (Module Co-ordinator)
  • (UG) X1023 – Introduction to Psychology 1
  • (UG) X2032 – Individual Difference & Historical Perspectives in Psychology
  • (UG) X3030 – Critical, Conceptual & Historical Issues in Psychology
  • (UG) X3028 – Psychobiology