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Durham University



Dr David Sanderson, BSc, PhD

Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43242
Room number: L10

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Research Interests

I am interested in understanding the psychological processes that govern learning and memory, and in investigating the neural basis of these processes. I am particularly interested in understanding how short-term memories affect the formation of long-term associations between stimuli. My recent research has shown that the GluA1 subunit of the AMPA receptor plays an important role in short-term memory expression and may regulate the degree to which long-term memories are encoded.


  • 2012 - present: Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Durham University
  • 2010 - 2012: Research Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford
  • 2005 - 2012: Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
  • 2005: PhD, Psychology, BBSRC studentship, Cardiff University
  • 2001: BSc, Psychology, Cardiff University


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Research Groups

Department of Psychology

Department of Biosciences

  • Durham Centre for Bioimaging Technology

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