Andrew Pringle

Postdoctoral Fellow

Profile_AJPAndrew received a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Surrey in 2014 under the supervision of Paul Sowden, with his thesis on the subject of the cognitive processes involved in creative thinking .  Andrew completed his first postdoc at University College Dublin with Mark Keane on an Enterprise Ireland funded  project investigating the cognitive benefits of gamifying surveys.  Following, this Andrew completed a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Industry Fellowship with DAQRI on a project investigating the benefits of augmented reality (AR) technology for supporting human performance on procedural tasks within industry settings.

Andrew is particularly interested in the interface between psychology and technology, investigating both how technology can support human cognition and the development of internet based research methods for collecting data on human cognitive processes.

In Claire’s group, he will help to lead the DETECT project, funded by the Global Brain Health Institute aimed at identifying individuals at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease using gamified cognitive tests administered at scale with web and smartphone-based data collection.

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Pringle, A. & Sowden, P.T. (2017). Unearthing the Creative Thinking Process: Fresh Insights from a Think Aloud Study of Garden Design.  Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity & the Arts, 1(3), 344- 358.

Pringle, A. & Sowden, P. T. (2017). The Mode Shifting Index: A new measure of the creative thinking skill of shifting between associative and analytic thinking. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 23, 17-28. doi:

Pringle, A., Sowden, P. T., Deeley, C & Sharma, S. (2016). Shifting between modes of thought: a domain-general creative thinking skill? In F. K. Reisman (Ed.), Creativity in Arts, Science and Technology.

Sowden, P. T., Pringle, A., Gabora, L. (2015). The Shifting Sands of Creative Thinking: Connections to Dual Process Theory. Thinking and Reasoning, 21, 40-60.

Baxter, J.S., Bain, S.A., Pringle, A., Fowler, H., Tafili, T. (2013). Opposing determinants of compliance and interrogative suggestibility. Personality and Individual differences, 54, 918-924.

Pringle, A. (2011). Shifting between modes of thought: A mechanism underlying creative performance? ACM: Creativity and Cognition 2011, 467-468.