- Position: Associate Professor
- Areas of expertise: Reasoning; decision making; advertising; product design; general cognition.
- Email: E.J.Sutherland@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 5732
- Location: Room 1.18, Psychology Building
I graduated with a BA in Psychology and the completed my PhD under the supervision of Profs. Ken Manktelow and David Over, looking at the role of probability in reasoning. I then held a research fellowship at the University of Reading before my first lectureship at the University of Derby. I moved to Leeds in 1999 and have been here ever since.
- TEF Lead Psychology
My first research interests were in reasoning and decision making and this continues with a particular emphasis on medical decision making and factors influencing patients’ choices. I also focus my students’ project work on advertising research, building on past experience in product design research.
- BA Psychology
- PhD The role of Probability in Indicative and Deontic Conditionals
I make a substantial contribution to teaching in the School of Psychology, as module leader for a number of modules across the degree, as well as providing UG, and PG supervision. contributing to a number of modules and acting as module co-ordinator for a number of these.
I am currently the lead in Psychology for the Teaching Excellence Framework and have previously held the post of Director of Student Education in the School. I currently represent the School at Faculty and University level on committees relating to student education and employability.
I am co-author of the UG textbook Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour with Nigel Holt, Andy Bremner and Michael Vliek.<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>