Professor Sine McDougall

Emeritus Professor of Psychology

Areas of expertise

  • 3D printing
  • 3D printing and intellectual property
  • amusements
  • ancient telescope
  • animation
  • anthropology
  • assistive technology
  • BAFTA Albert in Education partnership
  • biological signs of stress
  • blockchain
  • blockchain and intellectual property
  • Booker prize
  • brain injury
  • British Archaeology
  • celestial alignment
  • climate change
  • coastal erosion
  • comics
  • cortisol
  • cultural analysis
  • dementia care
  • dementia therapy
  • Diffusion tensor Imaging
  • digital business
  • disabled technology
  • drug analysis
  • e-readers
  • e-reading
  • entrepreneurship
  • fairgrounds
  • female comics
  • feminist theory
  • financial scams
  • flooding
  • forensic analysis
  • fruits and vegetables
  • gaming
  • gender studies
  • geophysics
  • girls and comics
  • gothic comics
  • governance of bodies
  • Greek Archaeology
  • healthy eating
  • hidden voices
  • influencers
  • Innovation
  • Kindle
  • learning innovation
  • legal high
  • Lesion analysis
  • magazines in the digital age
  • marine biologist
  • marine climate change
  • morality and video games
  • national centre for computer animation
  • NCCA
  • never let me go
  • NPS
  • omega-3 oils and depression
  • online bullying
  • organisational image and legitimacy
  • Oscars
  • overfishing
  • parody
  • parody and intellectual property
  • participatory research
  • postnatal depression
  • postnatal depression in men
  • protein intake in older adults
  • Pyramids
  • reading on kindle
  • remains of the day
  • reminiscence therapy
  • resorts
  • robot carers
  • Russian Archaeology
  • scamming
  • seaside
  • social identity
  • social media addiction
  • social media influencers
  • social work
  • sociology
  • solar panels
  • sport consumption
  • sport fandom
  • sports mega-events
  • stop and search
  • stress diagnosis
  • stress hormone
  • student mental health
  • student wellbeing
  • sugar reduction
  • sweet taste
  • tank corrosion
  • tank protection
  • technology in learning
  • technology in teaching
  • trolling
  • urban spaces
  • VFX
  • Vlochos

Sine’s research focuses on how we understand, learn, and use icons and signs used on computer
interfaces, traffic and public information signs. Her recent research explores the cognitive processing
underpinning the visual appeal of interfaces, with the aim of explaining how consumer appeal develops
over time and how this influences decision-making.

Other projects are examining the impact of complications on surgeons’ lives, focusing on the extent of
the nature and nurture of this impact – and how impact is moderated by surgeons’ coping styles and the
formal information support available to them.