Professor Simon Dymond
Professor
Psychology
Telephone: (01792) 295602
Room: Office - 915A
Ninth Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus

I obtained my PhD from University College Cork, Ireland, in 1996 and then undertook postdoctoral training and a teaching fellowship at Bangor University. I was a founding Lecturer in the new Department of Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University between 1998 and 2005, when I moved to Swansea University. I am Professor of Psychology and Behaviour Analysis and Director of the Experimental Psychopathology Lab.

Areas of Expertise

  • Experimental psychopathology (fear and avoidance learning and generalisation)
  • Gambling disorder
  • Relational Frame Theory
  • Behavioural Neuroscience

Publications

  1. Zuj, D., xia, W., Lloyd, K., Vervliet, B., & Dymond, S. Negative reinforcement rate and persistent avoidance following response-prevention extinction. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 133, 103711
  2. Wardle, H., John, A., Dymond, S., & McManus, S. Problem gambling and suicidality in England: secondary analysis of a representative cross-sectional survey. Public Health, 184, 11-16.
  3. Bennett, M., Roche, B., Dymond, S., Baeyens, F., Vervliet, B., Hermans, D., & Dymond, S. (n.d.) Transitions from avoidance: Reinforcing competing behaviours reduces generalised avoidance in new contexts. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 174702182094314
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1747021820943148
  4. Wardle, H., Banks, J., Bebbington, P., Blank, L., OBE, H., Bramley, S., Bunn, C., Casey, E., Cassidy, R., Chamberlain, S., Close, J., Critchlow, N., Dobbie, F., Downs, C., Dymond, S., Fino, E., Goyder, E., Gray, C., Griffiths, M...., & Zendle, D. Open letter from UK based academic scientists to the secretaries of state for digital, culture, media and sport and for health and social care regarding the need for independent funding for the prevention and treatment of gambling harms. BMJ, 370, m2613
  5. Zuj, D., Ney, L., Laing, P., Steward, T., Zuj, D., Dymond, S., & Felmingham, K. (n.d.) Inconsistent analytic strategies reduce robustness in fear extinction via skin conductance response. Psychophysiology

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Teaching

  • PSY319 Final Year Independent Research Project

    Students conduct an independent research project under the supervision of a member of staff. The research topic is decided in conjunction with supervisors and Research topics. Students must design, conduct, analyse and write up a piece of research in order to achieve Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society (BPS). They must also complete an Ethical Considerations Form, showing that they have considered and resolved ethical issues relating to their project.

  • PSY325 Independent Research Project - Joint Honours

    Students conduct an independent research project under the supervision of a member of staff. The research topic is decided in conjunction with supervisors and research topics. Students must design, conduct, analyse and write up a piece of research in order to achieve Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society (BPS). They must also complete an ethical considerations form, showing that they have considered and resolved ethical issues relating to their project.

Supervision

  • Unsure what the title will be at this stage (current)

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Daniel Zuj
    Other supervisor: Prof Andrew Kemp
  • Gambling on Civvy Street: Assessing the Impact of Gambling Harms on Armed Forces Veterans and Their Families (current)

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Alice Hoon
  • The factors affecting the micro-structure of Human Schedule Performance (current)

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Phil Reed
  • Behavioural Processes of Fear and Avoidance Generalization in Humans (awarded 2020)

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Daniel Zuj
    Other supervisor: Dr Frederic Boy
    Other supervisor: Dr Frederic Boy
  • Partial Reinforcement of Avoidance, Response Effort and Avoidance Extinction. (awarded 2020)

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Daniel Zuj
  • Multi Agency Working with Substance misusing families: The effectiveness of prevention and early Intervention Services (awarded 2018)

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Rees
  • 'The experience and impact of supervised birth family contact with ‘looked after children’: perspectives, roles and purposeful use' (awarded 2017)

    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Rees

External Responsibilities

  • Fellow, Association for Contextual Behaviour Science

    2018 - Present

  • Deputy Academic Lead, Research Integrity

    2018 - Present

  • Pathway Lead (Psychology), ESRC DTP Wales

    2018 - Present

  • Chair, Research Web-pages Forum

    2018 - Present