Department of Psychology


Dr Alistair Harvey

  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE, PhD
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: King Henry Building, King Henry I Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2DY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 6336
  • Email:
  • Department: Psychology
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I completed my PhD in experimental psychology at the University of Reading and have held subsequent academic positions at the University of Winchester, the University of South Carolina Upstate, the University of North Georgia, and Western Carolina University. I took up my post here at Portsmouth in August 2016.


  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 
  • BPS Cognitive Section

Teaching Responsibilities

I teach and coordinate the Introduction to Psychological Science module and I am Subject Lead for the Department’s combined honours courses. I also deliver lectures on the Forensic Psychology in Context module.


I am a member of the Department’s International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology (ICRFP) with primary interests in the effects of acute alcohol intoxication on auditory and visual attention, face identification and eyewitness memory. Secondary interests include basic research on the structure and processes of human episodic memory, and I have also published papers on the teaching and learning of psychology in higher education.


Research profile

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