Professor Catherine Loveday
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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.