University of Nottingham Malaysia
Faculty of Science

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David Keeble

Associate Professor,



Dr David Keeble originally studied Physics at the University of Sussex (BSc) and the University of Leicester (PhD). He subsequently studied for a BSc Psychology Degree with the Open University. A career change led him to the field of visual psychophysics and a series of postdoctoral research positions at the University of Reading, the University of Edinburgh, the Institute of Ophthalmology (now part of University College London), McGill University, and NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan. He then took a lectureship at the University of Bradford, Department of Optometry, being promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2004. Whilst at Bradford, he was involved in setting up the new BPS accredited Psychology degree course, on which he taught for 8 years. David joined UNM School of Psychology in August 2014, serving as Head of School from December 2014 to August 2020.

Teaching Summary

I currently teach on and convene these modules:

  • PSGY1010/C81COG Cognitive Psychology 1
  • PSGY2012/C82COG Cognitive Psychology 2
  • PSGY3037/C83NIA Neuroscience of Illusions A

I also teach on:

  • PSGY1015/C81PRM Practical Methods in Psychology
  • PSGY3023/C83MPR Research Project

Research Summary

I am interested in all aspects of how the human visual system processes visual input, including but not limited to:

  • Texture Perception
  • Spatial Localization
  • Effect of punctuation on reading
  • Face recognition

I would be interested in enquiries from potential PhD students in the above topics.

Selected Publications

  • HOO KEAT WONG, DAVID R. T. KEEBLE and IAN D. STEPHEN, 2023. Do they 'look' different(ly)? Dynamic face recognition in Malaysians: Chinese, Malays and Indians compared British Journal of Psychology. 1-16
  • WONG, H.K., ESTUDILLO, A.J., STEPHEN, I.D. and KEEBLE, D.R.T., 2021. The other-race effect and holistic processing across racial groups Scientific reports. 11(1), 8507
  • HOO KEAT WONG and IAN D. STEPHEN, 2020. The Own-Race Bias for Face Recognition in a Multiracial Society Frontiers in Psychology. 11, 208
  • UMAR TOSEEB, ELEANOR J BRYANT and DAVID R T KEEBLE, 2014. The Muslim Headscarf and Face Perception: “They all look the same, don’t they?” Plos One.
  • UMAR TOSEEB, DAVID R T KEEBLE and ELEANOR J BRYANT, 2012. The Significance of Hair for Face Recognition. Plos One.
  • SJ HARRISON and DAVID R T KEEBLE, 2008. Within-texture Collinearity Improves Human Texture Segmentation Vision Research. 48(19), 1955–1964
  • WHITAKER, D., MCGRAW, P. V., KEEBLE, D. R. and SKILLEN, J., 2004. Pulling the other one: 1st- and 2nd-order visual information interact to determine perceived location Vision Research. VOL 44(NUMBER 3), 279-286
  • ERIC CASTET, DAVID R T KEEBLE and FRANS A J VERSTRATEN, 2002. Nulling the motion aftereffect with dynamic random-dot stimuli: Limitations and implications Journal of Vision.
  • DAVID R T KEEBLE and ROBERT F HESS, 2001. Effect of orientation on alignment performance – reply to Popple & Levi Vision Research. 42, 1435-6
  • DAVID R T KEEBLE, 2001. Micropattern orientation and spatial localization Vision Research. 41, 3719-33
  • FRED KINGDOM and DAVID R T KEEBLE, 2000. Luminance spatial frequency differences facilitate the segmentation of superimposed textures Vision Research. 40(9), 1077-88
  • RITA DEMANINS, ROBERT F HESS, CHRISTYN B WILLIAMS and DAVID R T KEEBLE, 1999. The Orientation Discrimination Deficit in Strabismic Amblyopia Depends Upon Stimulus Bandwidth Vision Research. 39(24), 4018-31
  • DAVID R T KEEBLE and ROBERT F HESS, 1999. Discriminating local continuity in curved figures Vision Research. 39(19), 3287-99
  • FRED AA KINGDOM and DAVID R T KEEBLE, 1999. Mechanisms of scale invariance in texture perception Vision Research. 39(8), 1477-1489
  • DAVID R T KEEBLE and ROBERT F HESS, 1998. Orientation masks 3-Gabor alignment performance Vision Research. 38(6), 727-840
  • DAVID R T KEEBLE, FRED AA KINGDOM and MICHAEL J MORGAN, 1997. The orientational resolution of human texture perception Vision Research. 37, 2993-2007
  • DAVID R T KEEBLE and KEN E BANYARD, 1997. Momentum space: effects of correlation in the doubly excited state of 2p2 3P He-like ions Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 20, 13-32
  • FRED AA KINGDOM and DAVID R T KEEBLE, 1996. A linear systems approach to the detection of both abrupt and smooth spatial variations in orientation-defined textures Vision Research. 36, 409-420
  • DAVID R T KEEBLE, BERNARD MOULDEN and FRED AA KINGDOM, 1995. The perceived orientation of aliased lines Vision Research. 35, 2759-2766
  • DAVID R T KEEBLE, FRED AA KINGDOM, BERNARD MOULDEN and MICHAEL J MORGAN, 1995. Detection of orientationally multimodal textures Vision Research. 35, 1991-2005
  • FRED AA KINGDOM, DAVID R T KEEBLE and BERNARD MOULDEN, 1995. Sensitivity to orientation modulation in micropattern-based textures Vision Research. 35, 79-91
  • KEN E BANYARD and DAVID R T KEEBLE, 1995. Components of electron correlation within a CI description of He(2p2 3P)-like ions Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 28, 4215-4231
  • KEN E BANYARD and DAVID R T KEEBLE, 1994. Natural expansions of CI wavefunctions and analysis of Coulomb correlations for He(2p2 3P)-like ions Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 27, 5453-5466
  • DAVID R T KEEBLE, KEN E BANYARD and GORDON W F DRAKE, 1993. Angular and radial correlation in doubly-excited systems when 1≤Z≤4: the 2p2 3P state Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 26, 2811-2825
  • KEN E BANYARD, DAVID R T KEEBLE and GORDON W F DRAKE, 1992. The doubly-excited state 2p2 3P for 1≤Z≤4: Coulomb holes derived from explicitly correlated wavefunctions, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 25, 3405-3418

Faculty of Science

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