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Catherine Loveday is a graduate of the University of Westminster (formerly PCL) She began her career with a PhD in the neuropsychology of memory and ageing, supervised by Alan Parkin (University of Sussex) & Brenda Walter (University of Westminster) and continues to focus on the nature of normal and impaired memory, in particular autobiographical memory. Her particular area of expertise lies in cognitive assessment (especially memory and executive function) and the use of cognitive profiling for the diagnosis and clinical management of hydrocephalus, Anorexia Nervosa, traumatic brain injury and dementia.

Catherine has also published papers across an eclectic range of other topics including the relationship between stress hormones and attachment in adolescence as well as the psychology of music. 
Catherine is an active member of the BPS, as Deputy Chair to the Standing Conference Committee, a member of the editorial committee for The Psychologist and a member of the Research Board. She has a passion for public engagement with science, is regularly invited to give public lectures and has also appeared as an expert psychologist in a number of television and radio programmes.

Catherine is a principal lecturer and teaching fellow on the BSc Cognitive Neuroscience and MSc Cognitive Rehabilitation programmes. Her particular teaching interests lie in neuropsychology, neuroscience, neuropharmacology, cognitive psychology and psychology of music. She has a keen interest in innovative assessment practices and an enthusiasm for the effective use of technology to enhance learning.

Current projects include: autobiographical memory and the cognitive neuroscience of amnesia (with Prof Martin Conway); the neuropsychology of acquired and congenital hydrocephalus (with Trudi Edginton, Richard Morgan and Prof John Pickard); music and autobiographical memory (with Martin Conway and Catriona Morrison); ageing and memory; the psychobiology of adolescence and attachment (with Andrea Oskis and the PSRG). Catherine’s particular area of expertise lies in cognitive assessment (especially memory and executive function) and the use of cognitive profiling for the diagnosis and clinical management of hydrocephalus, traumatic brain injury, dementia and Anorexia Nervosa.

This is a selection of publications, more can be found on WestminsterResearch, our online research repository.

Differences between diurnal patterns of salivary cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone in healthy female adolescents

Oskis, Andrea and Clow, Angela and Thorn, Lisa and Loveday, Catherine and Hucklebridge, Frank (2012) Differences between diurnal patterns of salivary cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone in healthy female adolescents. Stress, 15 (1). pp. 110-114. ISSN 1025-3890

Differences between the diurnal patterns of salivary cortisol and DHEA in healthy female adolescents

Oskis, Andrea and Clow, Angela and Thorn, Lisa and Loveday, Catherine and Hucklebridge, Frank (2012) Differences between the diurnal patterns of salivary cortisol and DHEA in healthy female adolescents. Stress, 15 (1). pp. 110-114. ISSN 1025-3890

Diurnal patterns of salivary cortisol and DHEA in adolescent anorexia nervosa

Oskis, Andrea and Clow, Angela and Thorn, Lisa and Loveday, Catherine and Hucklebridge, Frank (2012) Diurnal patterns of salivary cortisol and DHEA in adolescent anorexia nervosa. Stress, 15 (6). pp. 601-607. ISSN 1025-3890

Using SenseCam with an amnesic patient: Accessing inaccessible everyday memories

Loveday, Catherine and Conway, Martin A. (2011) Using SenseCam with an amnesic patient: Accessing inaccessible everyday memories. Memory, 19 (7). pp. 697-704. ISSN 0965-8211

The diurnal cortisol cycle and cognitive performance in the healthy old

Evans, Philip D. and Fredhoi, Cathrine and Loveday, Catherine and Hucklebridge, Frank and Aitchison, E. and Forte, D. and Clow, Angela (2011) The diurnal cortisol cycle and cognitive performance in the healthy old. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 79 (3). pp. 371-377. ISSN 0167-8760

The diurnal cortisol cycle and cognitive performance in the healthy old

Evans, Philip D. and Fredhoi, Cathrine and Loveday, Catherine and Hucklebridge, Frank and Aitchison, E. and Forte, D. and Clow, Angela (2011) The diurnal cortisol cycle and cognitive performance in the healthy old. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 79 (3). pp. 371-377. ISSN 0167-8760

Anxious attachment style and salivary cortisol dysregulation in healthy female children and adolescents

Oskis, Andrea and Loveday, Catherine and Hucklebridge, Frank and Thorn, Lisa and Clow, Angela (2011) Anxious attachment style and salivary cortisol dysregulation in healthy female children and adolescents. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52 (2). pp. 111-118. ISSN 0021-9630

Music as first-order and second-order conditioning in TV commercials

Alexomanolaki, Margarita and Kennett, Chris and Loveday, Catherine (2010) Music as first-order and second-order conditioning in TV commercials. Music and the Moving Image, 3 (2). ISSN 1940-7610

Diurnal patterns of salivary cortisol across the adolescent period in healthy females

Oskis, Andrea and Loveday, Catherine and Hucklebridge, Frank and Thorn, Lisa and Clow, Angela (2009) Diurnal patterns of salivary cortisol across the adolescent period in healthy females. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34 (3). pp. 307-316. ISSN 0306-4530

Functional MRI/Event-related potential study of sensory consonance and dissonance in musicians and nonmusicians

Minati, Ludovico and Rosazza, Cristina and D'Incerti, Ludovico and Valentini, Laura and Scaioli, Vidmer and Loveday, Catherine and Bruzzone, Maria Grazia (2009) Functional MRI/Event-related potential study of sensory consonance and dissonance in musicians and nonmusicians. NeuroReport, 20 (1). pp. 87-92. ISSN 0959-4965

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