Martin Vasilev

Dr Martin Vasilev

  • Senior Lecturer in Psychology
  • Poole House P256a, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

I obtained a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Sofia (Bulgaria) in 2013. I then completed an MSc degree in Clinical Linguistics from the University of Potsdam (Germany) in 2015, conducting my dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Sarah Risse. During my Master's degree, I also did study visits at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Groningen (the Netherlands). I completed my PhD degree at Bournemouth University between 2015 - 2018 under the supervision of Dr. Bernhard Angele and Dr. Julie Kirkby. I then worked as a post-doctoral researcher with Dr. Tim Slattery between 2018-2020, before starting as a lecturer at Bournemouth University in 2020.

Research

In my research, I am using eye-tracking to study how people control their eyes during reading. I am also interested in auditory distraction, multi-tasking, academic distraction, and education psychology. More broadly, I also have an interest in mathematical models of cognition, evidence synthesis, statistical and measurement theory, and open science and education.

Favourites

Journal Articles

Theses

PhD Students

  • Victoria I. Adedeji (third supervisor), (In progress)
  • Michael Lowman (second supervisor), (In progress)
  • Laura Preedy-Maher (second supervisor), (In progress)
  • Daisy Roe (third supervisor), (In progress)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Research Project
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Advanced Statistics

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Experimental Methods and Statistical Analysis 1
  • Cognition and Language
  • Developmental and Clinical Psychology
  • Research Project

Grants

  • Erasmus+ travel grant (University of Balearic Islands, Spain) (European Commission, 03 Apr 2022). Completed
  • Inhibition of eye-movement control by unexpected sounds (Experimental Psychology Society, 14 Mar 2022). Awarded
  • Auditory distraction during reading in native speakers of Mandarin Chinese: An eye-tracking study (Experimental Psychology Society (EPS), 27 Nov 2017). Completed

Conference Presentations

  • SIPS Meeting 2021, Developing resources to support teaching faculty and integrate open scholarship content into curricula, 23 Jun 2021, Online
  • Distraction and Attention: An International Workshop, Distraction by unexpected sounds during reading: An inhibition of oculomotor control?, 22 Sep 2020, Online
  • Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society, Preview benefits and preview costs during reading: Exploring the interplay between display change awareness and parafoveal visual degradation, 10 Jul 2020, Bournemouth, UK
  • Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society, Distraction by auditory novelty during reading: Evidence for disruption in saccade planning, but not saccade execution, 08 Jan 2020, London, UK
  • 60th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, An eye-movement exploration into return-sweep targeting during reading, 14 Nov 2019, Montreal, Canada
  • 21st European Conference on Eye Movements, Do readers integrate phonological codes across saccades? A Bayesian meta-analysis and a survey of the unpublished literature, 18 Aug 2019, Alicante, Spain
  • 58th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, What are the costs of degraded parafoveal previews during silent reading (and how to reduce them)?, 09 Nov 2017, Vancouver, Canada
  • 58th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Reading is disrupted by intelligible background speech: Evidence from eye-tracking, 09 Nov 2017, Vancouver, Canada
  • 19th European Conference on Eye Movements, Auditory distraction by meaningful background speech during reading, 20 Aug 2017, Wuppertal, Germany
  • 9th BU Postgraduate Conference, Auditory distraction during reading: Evidence from eye-tracking, 08 Mar 2017, Poole, United Kingdom
  • 57th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Parafoveal preview effects from word N+2 during reading: A Bayesian meta-analysis, 17 Nov 2016, Boston, USA
  • 57th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, The cost of visual degradation: Adding random visual noise to previews makes display changes highly detectable, 17 Nov 2016, Boston, USA
  • 2nd International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Parafoveal preview effects from word N+2 during reading: A Bayesian meta-analysis, 05 May 2016, Granada, Spain
  • 8th BU Postgraduate Conference, Do readers obtain information from the second word to the right of the current fixation? A Bayesian meta-analysis., 09 Mar 2016, Bournemouth, UK

Qualifications

  • PhD in Psychology (Bournemouth University, 2019)
  • MSc in Clinical Linguistics (Potsdam University, 2015)
  • BA (Hons) in Psychology (Sofia University, 2013)

Honours

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) (AdvanceHE, 2021)

Memberships