Dr Matthew Dry

Matthew Dry
Senior Lecturer
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Matthew Dry
Senior Lecturer - School of Psychology

Matt completed his PhD in Psychology in 2007 at the University of Adelaide, and then took up a post-doctoral research position at the University of Leuven in Belgium. He has been a lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide since 2011. His research has focused on the mathematical modelling of cognitive and perceptual processes, psychopharmacology, and (more recently) pedagogical research into tertiary education teaching and learning. He holds an Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) grant investigating the impact of adaptive learning software, such as McGraw-Hill Education’s LearnSmart, on academic outcomes.

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Dr Matthew Dry

Dr Matthew Dry
Senior Lecturer - School of Psychology

Matt completed his PhD in Psychology in 2007 at the University of Adelaide, and then took up a post-doctoral research position at the University of Leuven in Belgium. He has been a lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide since 2011. His research has focused on the mathematical modelling of cognitive and perceptual processes, psychopharmacology, and (more recently) pedagogical research into tertiary education teaching and learning. He holds an Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) grant investigating the impact of adaptive learning software, such as McGraw-Hill Education’s LearnSmart, on academic outcomes.

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.

Journals

Year Citation
2014 Dry, M., & Fontaine, E. (2014). Fast and efficient discrimination of traveling salesperson problem stimulus difficulty. The Journal of Problem Solving, 7(1), 84-97.
DOI Scopus2
2012 Dry, M., Preiss, A., & Wagemans, J. (2012). Clustering, randomness, and regularity: spatial distributions and human performance on the Traveling Salesperson Problem and Minimum Spanning Tree Problem. The Journal of Problem Solving, 4(1), 1-17.
DOI
2012 Dry, M., Burns, N., Nettelbeck, T., Farquharson, A., & White, J. (2012). Dose-related effects of alcohol on cognitive functioning. PLoS One, 7(11), 1-8.
DOI Scopus30 WoS27 Europe PMC20
2012 Yi, S., Steyvers, M., Lee, M., & Dry, M. (2012). The Wisdom of the Crowd in Combinatorial Problems. Cognitive Science, 36(3), 452-470.
DOI Scopus25 WoS21 Europe PMC8
2012 Navarro, D., Dry, M., & Lee, M. (2012). Sampling assumptions in inductive generalization. Cognitive Science, 36(2), 187-223.
DOI Scopus14 WoS13 Europe PMC6
2011 Verheyen, S., De Deyne, S., Dry, M., & Storms, G. (2011). Uncovering contrast categories in categorization with a probabilistic threshold model. Journal of Experimental Psychology-Learning Memory and Cognition, 37(6), 1515-1531.
DOI Scopus8 WoS7 Europe PMC2
2011 Verheyen, S., Stukken, L., De Deyne, S., Dry, M., & Storms, G. (2011). The generalized polymorphous concept account of graded structure in abstract categories. Memory & Cognition, 39(6), 1117-1132.
DOI Scopus9 WoS5 Europe PMC2
2010 Dry, M., & Storms, G. (2010). Features of graded category structure: generalizing the family resemblance and polymorphous concept models. Acta Psychologica, 133(3), 244-255.
DOI WoS12 Europe PMC10
2008 Dry, M. (2008). Using relational structure to detect symmetry: A Voronoi tessellation based model of symmetry perception. Acta Psychologica, 128(1), 75-90.
DOI Scopus16 WoS15 Europe PMC5
2006 Dry, M., Lee, M., Vickers, D., & Hughes, P. (2006). Human performance on visually presented traveling salesperson problems with varying numbers of nodes. The Journal of Problem Solving, 1(1), 20-32.
2006 Pile, K., & Dry, M. (2006). Decision making and confidence given uncertain advice. Cognitive Science, 30(6), 1081-1095.
DOI WoS16 Europe PMC4
2006 Vickers, D., Lee, M., Dry, M., Hughes, P., & McMahon, J. (2006). The aesthetic appeal of minimal structures: Judging the attractiveness of solutions to traveling salesperson problems. Perception & Psychophysics, 68(1), 32-42.
DOI Scopus16 WoS14 Europe PMC8
2003 Vickers, D., Lee, M., Dry, M., & Hughes, P. (2003). The roles of the convex hull and the number of potential intersections in performance on visually presented traveling salesperson problems. Memory & Cognition, 31(7), 1094-1104.

Conference Papers

Conference Items

Year Citation
2017 Branson, V., Turnbull, D., Dry, M. J., & Palmer, E. (2017). How do young people experience stress? A qualitative investigation of the indicators of distress and eustress in adolescents.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 38th STAR Conference: Stress, Anxiety and Resilience: Challenges of the 21st Century. Hong Kong.
2017 Branson, V., Turnbull, D., Dry, M., & Palmer, E. (2017). The Adolescent Distress-Eustress Scale: Developing a holistic measure of adolescent stress.. Poster session presented at the meeting of 38th STAR Conference: Stress, Anxiety and Resilience: Challenges of the 21st Century. Hong Kong.

 

Dry M, Due C, Strelan P, Turnbull D, Clark Y (2016). Office of the DVC(A) for the Indigenous Course Enrichment Project, $2,000. Co-investigator

Dry, M.J., Due, C., Chur-Hansen, A., & Burns, N.R. (2015-16). Office of Learning and Teaching - Seed Grant: Assessing the utility of an online adaptive learning tool in a large undergraduate program. (SD14-4348), $22,000. Principle Investigator.

Short, C., Dry, M.J., Skuse, A., Quester, P. (2015). University of Adelaide Interdisciplinary Research Grant: Maximising the potential of online behaviour change interventions: Determining the antecedents of user engagement. $18,000. Co-investigator.

Dry, M.J., Burns., N.R., & White, J. (2014). School of Psychology RIBG Small Grant: Estimating alcohol intoxication in a wide community sample of social drinkers. $6,953. Principle Investigator.

Nettelbeck, T., Burns, N.R., Dry, M.J., Ma-Wyatt, A., Ward, L. (2014). School of Psychology RIBG Small Grant: Setting up Driving Simulator for School of Psychology. $22,333. Co-Investigator.

Baetu, I., Burns, N.R., Dry, M.J., Dunn, J., Ma-Wyatt, A., Nettlebeck, T.J., Gaughwin, M.D., Buisman-Pijlman, F. (2012). NHMRC Equipment Grant: GSR and ECG recording extension for 64 channel EEG system. (GN9000112), $5,000. Co-Investigator.

Dry, M.J., (2012). Faculty of Health Sciences New Appointment Funding: The effects of low-to-moderate alcohol concentrations on cognitive functioning. $10,000. Principle Investigator.

Course Coordination

Psychology 1A - Course Coordinator, 2014-present

Psychology 1B – Course Coordinator, 2014-present

Research Methods in Psychology – Course Coordinator, 2013

Foundations of Perception & Cognition – Course Coordinator, 2012

Teaching

Psychology 1A/B – Memory & Cognition module, 2011-present

Foundations of Perception & Cognition – Memory & Cognition module, 2012-present

Perception & Cognition – Concepts & Categories module, 2011-present

Research Methods in Psychology – Misc. modules, 2012-present

Doing Research in Psychology – Statistical theory module, 2013 & 2015

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2016 Principal Supervisor High Functioning Addiction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ross Edward Comley
2016 Co-Supervisor Designing, Evaluating & Utilising a neutral, holistic, balanced measure of adolescent stress. Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Victoria Mary Branson

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2011 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Narrative Recall in an Investigative Interview: Insight into Witness Metacognition Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Elizabeth Leonora Fontaine
Position
Senior Lecturer
Phone
83133856
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Hughes Building, floor 5
Room Number
5 07
Org Unit
Psychology

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