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Dr Emma Threadgold

Research Fellow
School of Psychology and Computer Science
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Emma is a Research Fellow in The School of Psychology and Computer Science. Her research interests are centred around Cognitive Psychology, with a specific focus on insight problem solving, creativity, distraction and false memories. Emma also contributes to both undergraduate and post-graduate teaching, supervision and assessment, and a range of administrative duties at both the School and University level.

Emma has published articles across a range of peer reviewed journals, including; Applied Cognitive Psychology, Frontiers, Journal of Cognitive Psychology and Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, and presented at numerous national and international conferences. Emma supervises projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and is Director of Studies for two PhD students, and two Masters by Research students. Her role also includes contribution to teaching, assessment and administrative duties, with specific duties as Postgraduate Research Degree Tutor and Deputy-Vice Chair for the Science Ethics Board.

Emma graduated with a PhD in Psychology in 2012 from Lancaster University. Following this, she undertook a series of post-doctoral roles, including Research Assistant and Lecturer at Edge Hill University, and Senior Research Fellow on a three-year ESRC Research grant based at Lancaster University, and later, City University London. She has over 12 years experience of teaching in Higher Education and conducting research in Cognitive Psychology. Emma also has experience of supporting and organising conferences, delivering outreach activities (particularly with local schools and colleges), and engaging with the media through radio and television interviews.

  • PhD Cognitive & Developmental Psychology, Lancaster University, 2012
  • MSc Psychological Research Methods (Distinction), Lancaster University, 2007
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (1st Class), Lancaster University, 2004
  • Problem Solving
  • Creativity
  • Distraction
  • Memory
  • Decision Making in Sustainable Behaviours
  • Face Processing