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Lisa completed her first degree at the University of Westminster and remained to do her doctorate, which she completed in 2007. She is a member of the Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group (PSRG), which investigates the physiological pathways by which stress and well-being can affect health.

In particular she studies daily patterns of cortisol secretion, a hormone important in the regulation of day-night cycles as well as stress responding. Recent research has focused on seasonal differences in the diurnal pattern of cortisol in healthy participants and in those with seasonal affective disorder.

The circadian rhythm of cortisol in relation to health, environmental and psychological factors

2016

Assessment of the cortisol awakening response: Real-time analysis and curvilinear effects of sample timing inaccuracy (2016)
Smyth, N., Thorn, L., Hucklebridge, F., Clow, A. and Evans, P. 2016. Assessment of the cortisol awakening response: Real-time analysis and curvilinear effects of sample timing inaccuracy. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 74, pp. 380-386.
Relationship between post-awakening salivary cortisol and melatonin secretion in healthy participants (2016)
Ramachandran, N., Smyth, N., Thorn, L., Eardley, A.F., Evans, P. and Clow, A. 2016. Relationship between post-awakening salivary cortisol and melatonin secretion in healthy participants. Stress. 19 (2), pp. 260-263.
Hair cortisol concentrations in relation to ill-being and well-being in healthy young and old females (2016)
Smyth, N., Bianchin, M., Thorn, L., Hucklebridge, F., Kirschbaum, C., Stalder, T. and Clow, A. 2016. Hair cortisol concentrations in relation to ill-being and well-being in healthy young and old females. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 102, pp. 12-17.

2015

Detailed time course of the cortisol awakening response in healthy participants (2015)
Smyth, N., Thorn, L., Hucklebridge, F., Evans, P. and Clow, A. 2015. Detailed time course of the cortisol awakening response in healthy participants. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 62, pp. 200-203.
Post awakening salivary cortisol secretion and trait well-being: The importance of sample timing accuracy (2015)
Smyth, N., Thorn, L., Hucklebridge, F., Evans, P. and Clow, A. 2015. Post awakening salivary cortisol secretion and trait well-being: The importance of sample timing accuracy. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 58, pp. 141-151.
Anxious attachment style predicts an enhanced cortisol response to group psychosocial stress (2015)
Smyth, N., Thorn, L., Oskis, A., Hucklebridge, F., Evans, P. and Clow, A. 2015. Anxious attachment style predicts an enhanced cortisol response to group psychosocial stress. Stress. 18 (2), pp. 143-148.
The cortisol awakening response predicts same morning executive function: results from a 50-day case study (2015)
Law, R., Evans, P., Thorn, L., Hucklebridge, F. and Clow, A. 2015. The cortisol awakening response predicts same morning executive function: results from a 50-day case study. Stress: The International Journal on the Biology of Stress. 18 (6), pp. 616-621.

2013

Salivary cortisol as a biomarker in social science research (2013)
Thorn, L., Smyth, N., Hucklebridge, F., Evans, P. and Clow, A. 2013. Salivary cortisol as a biomarker in social science research. Social and Personality Psychology Compass. 7 (9), pp. 605-625.
Delays of 5–15 min between awakening and the start of saliva sampling matter in assessment of the cortisol awakening response (2013)
Smyth, N., Clow, A., Thorn, L., Hucklebridge, F. and Evans, P. 2013. Delays of 5–15 min between awakening and the start of saliva sampling matter in assessment of the cortisol awakening response. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 38 (9), pp. 1476-1483.
State variation in the cortisol awakening response (2013)
Law, R., Hucklebridge, F., Thorn, L., Evans, P. and Clow, A. 2013. State variation in the cortisol awakening response. Stress. 16 (5), pp. 483-492.

2012

Diurnal patterns of salivary cortisol and DHEA in adolescent anorexia nervosa (2012)
Oskis, A., Clow, A., Thorn, L., Loveday, C. and Hucklebridge, F. 2012. Diurnal patterns of salivary cortisol and DHEA in adolescent anorexia nervosa. Stress. 15 (6), pp. 601-607.
Differences between the diurnal patterns of salivary cortisol and DHEA in healthy female adolescents (2012)
Oskis, A., Clow, A., Thorn, L., Loveday, C. and Hucklebridge, F. 2012. Differences between the diurnal patterns of salivary cortisol and DHEA in healthy female adolescents. Stress. 15 (1), pp. 110-114.
The relationship between retrieval-induced forgetting, anxiety, and personality (2012)
Law, R., Groome, D.H., Thorn, L., Potts, R. and Buchanan, T. 2012. The relationship between retrieval-induced forgetting, anxiety, and personality. Anxiety, Stress and Coping. 25 (6), pp. 711-718.
Differences between diurnal patterns of salivary cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone in healthy female adolescents (2012)
Oskis, A., Clow, A., Thorn, L., Loveday, C. and Hucklebridge, F. 2012. Differences between diurnal patterns of salivary cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone in healthy female adolescents. Stress. 15 (1), pp. 110-114.

2011

Seasonal differences in the diurnal pattern of cortisol secretion in healthy participants and those with self-assessed seasonal affective disorder (2011)
Thorn, L., Evans, P., Cannon, A., Hucklebridge, F. and Clow, A. 2011. Seasonal differences in the diurnal pattern of cortisol secretion in healthy participants and those with self-assessed seasonal affective disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 36 (6), pp. 816-823.
Anxious attachment style and salivary cortisol dysregulation in healthy female children and adolescents (2011)
Oskis, A., Loveday, C., Hucklebridge, F., Thorn, L. and Clow, A. 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.

2010

The cortisol awakening response: more than a measure of HPA axis function (2010)
Clow, A., Hucklebridge, F., Stalder, T., Evans, P. and Thorn, L. 2010. The cortisol awakening response: more than a measure of HPA axis function. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 35 (1), pp. 97-103.
The cortisol awakening response in context (2010)
Clow, A., Hucklebridge, F. and Thorn, L. 2010. The cortisol awakening response in context. International Review of Neurobiology. 93, pp. 153-175.

2009

The cortisol awakening response, seasonality, stress and arousal: a study of trait and state influences (2009)
Thorn, L., Hucklebridge, F., Evans, P. and Clow, A. 2009. The cortisol awakening response, seasonality, stress and arousal: a study of trait and state influences. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 34 (3), pp. 299-306.
Diurnal patterns of salivary cortisol across the adolescent period in healthy females (2009)
Oskis, A., Loveday, C., Hucklebridge, F., Thorn, L. and Clow, A. 2009. Diurnal patterns of salivary cortisol across the adolescent period in healthy females. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 34 (3), pp. 307-316.

2006

Suspected non-adherence and weekend versus week day differences in the awakening cortisol response (2006)
Thorn, L., Hucklebridge, F., Evans, P. and Clow, A. 2006. Suspected non-adherence and weekend versus week day differences in the awakening cortisol response. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 31 (8), pp. 1009-1018.

2004

The effect of dawn simulation on the cortisol response to awakening in healthy participants (2004)
Thorn, L., Hucklebridge, F., Esgate, A., Evans, P. and Clow, A. 2004. The effect of dawn simulation on the cortisol response to awakening in healthy participants. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 29 (7), pp. 925-930.
The awakening cortisol response: methodological issues and significance (2004)
Clow, A., Thorn, L., Evans, P. and Hucklebridge, F. 2004. The awakening cortisol response: methodological issues and significance. Stress. 7 (1), pp. 29-37.

2015

Are the scope and nature of psychology properly understood? An examination of belief in myths of popular psychology among university students (2015)
Swami, V., Thorn, L., Husbands, D., Tran, U.S., Nader, I.W., von Nordheim, L., Pietschnig, J., Stieger, S. and Voracek, M. 2015. Are the scope and nature of psychology properly understood? An examination of belief in myths of popular psychology among university students. in: Columbus, A.M. (ed.) Advances in Psychology Research. Volume 101 Hauppage, NY Nova Science Publishers. pp. 9-32

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