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Thomas Baguley

Thom Baguley


School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Psychology Nottingham Civic Exchange


Professor Baguley is presently Professor of Experimental Psychology in the School of Social Sciences at NTU and outgoing Chair of the Business, Law and Social Sciences (BLSS) College Research Degrees Committee. He is a member of the Psychology Department and NTU Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team.

Career overview

Professor Baguley is a graduate of Nottingham University and obtained his PhD from the Open University in 1994. From 1997 to 2004 he was a lecturer in Psychology at Loughborough University, having previously held full-time posts at Coventry University and Cardiff University.

Research areas

Professor Thom Baguley has a record of research on human cognition with particular interests in spatial cognition, face and voice processing, models of human memory, and the relationship between high-level cognition and human memory. He also has an interest in psychological statistics - in particular best practice in using and reporting common statistical procedures and in statistical modelling of behavioural, social, educational and forensic data in psychology.

His work has been published in premier theoretical journals such as Psychological Review or Cognitive Psychology, as well as applied outlets such as Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. He is a former editor of the British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology and the author of the 2012 Palgrave book Serious stats: A guide to advanced statistics for the behavioral sciences.

External activity


  • Member, Psychology Benchmarking Statement Review Group

British Psychological Society

  • Deputy Chair, Research Board (2016-2018)


  • Member, Peer Review College
  • Member, Grant Assessment Panel (2018-2020)

Editorial boards

  • Statistical Advisor, Journal of Family Therapy
  • Associate Editor, BMC Psychology
  • Board Member, Scientific Data
  • Editor, British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology (2007-2012; Consultant Editor, 2013 -2018))

Sponsors and collaborators

External collaborators:

  • Professor Steve Payne (Bath)
  • Dr Kate Ellis-Davies (Swansea)
  • Dr Sheina Lew-Levy (Simon Fraser University)

Thom's work has been supported by a number of funders including ESRC, HEFCE, EPSRC, BECTA and the European Commission.

Press expertise

  • Human memory
  • Spatial cognition
  • Person perception
  • Statistical modeling