• 8 Citations
  • 1 h-Index

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Personal profile


After completing my degree I went on to study for a PhD at Leeds University under the supervision of the internationally renowned Professor John Blundell. The main focus of my PhD was the impact of different nutrients on body weight gain, and on behaviour. I also collaborated with a number of pharmaceutical companies, which do not disclose the results of their research.

My first Lecturing position was at Sheffield University, where I was a junior lecturer. I was involved with the delivery of biopsychology at all levels of the degree programme. After 2 good years I moved on to Leeds Trinity where I became a senior lecturer, and the director of Research Methods. I spent 3 years at Leeds Trinity, during this time I helped them reshape the degree programme and introduced a lot of novel teaching methods including the use of Virtual Learning Environments. Whilst at Trinity I developed my interest/research into video games.

I moved to Huddersfield in August 2007 and took up the position of senior lecturer in psychology. I am currently involved with a number of research projects, PhD supervision, and module leader for a number of modules in the undergraduate degree programme.

Research Expertise and Interests

  •  Life experience and the perception of videogames Immersion and the perception of videogame content.
  • The effects of video games on neural activity
  • Emotional responses to virtual reality enviroments and the inviduals experience
  • The understanding and application of ethics

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Research Output

  • 8 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Review article

Broad Environmental Change Blindness in Virtual Environments and Video Games

Marples, D., Carter, P., Gledhill, D. & Goodson, S., 24 Jan 2020, Videogame Sciences and Arts: 11th International Conference, VJ 2019, Aveiro, Portugal, November 27–29, 2019, Proceedings. Zagalo, N., Veloso, A. I., Costa, L. & Mealha, Ó. (eds.). 1st ed. Springer, p. 169-178 10 p. (Communications in Computer and Information Science ; vol. CCIS 1164).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Psychological literacy: A multifaceted perspective

    Hulme, J., Skinner, R., Worsnop, F., Collins, E., Banyard, P., Kitching, H., Watt, R. & Goodson, S., 28 Dec 2015, In : Psychology Teaching Review. 21, 2, p. 13-24 12 p., 2.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Biological correlates of psychopathy: A brief review

    Debowska, A., Boduszek, D., Hyland, P. & Goodson, S., 1 Jun 2014, In : Mental Health Review Journal. 19, 2, p. 110-123 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 8 Citations (Scopus)


    • 1 Publication Peer-review

    Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking (Journal)

    Simon Goodson (Reviewer)

    2017 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review