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Dr Jo Greer

Assistant Professor

Department: Psychology

Jo is an Assistant Professor and cognitive neuropsychologist with a background in Psychology (PhD, Northumbria University). Her research expertise lies predominantly in diagnostic and sub-clinical traits of neurodevelopmental conditions, using behavioural and EEG methods to investigate the link with cognition and executive functioning. Her research interests focus on subclinical autistic and ADHD traits in the general population, specifically investigating the role of executive functioning, sensory processing, and attentional control. She has extensive experience using EEG neuroimaging in her research, including developmental disorders, non-diagnostic samples, clinical work with stroke patients, and child and healthy ageing populations. Her work spans neurocognitive mechanisms that subserve therapeutic practices including mindfulness and Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, as well as executive processes associated with ADHD, and susceptibility to misinformation.

Jo Greer

Jo is an Assistant Professor and cognitive neuropsychologist with a background in Psychology (PhD, Northumbria University). Her research expertise lies predominantly in diagnostic and sub-clinical traits of neurodevelopmental conditions, using behavioural and EEG methods to investigate the link with cognition and executive functioning. Her research interests focus on subclinical autistic and ADHD traits in the general population, specifically investigating the role of executive functioning, sensory processing, and attentional control. She has extensive experience using EEG neuroimaging in her research, including developmental disorders, non-diagnostic samples, clinical work with stroke patients, and child and healthy ageing populations. Her work spans neurocognitive mechanisms that subserve therapeutic practices including mindfulness and Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, as well as executive processes associated with ADHD, and susceptibility to misinformation.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Post-encoding task engagement not attentional load is detrimental to awake consolidation, Craig, M., Greer, J. 6 Feb 2024, In: Scientific Reports
  • Challenges and pedagogical conflicts for teacher-Forest School leaders implementing Forest School within the UK primary curriculum, Whincup, V., Allin, L., Greer, J. 2 Jan 2023, In: Education 3-13
  • Perceptions of autism spectrum disorder among the Swahili community on the Kenyan coast, Greer, J., Sood, S., Metcalfe, D. 1 Dec 2022, In: Research in Developmental Disabilities
  • Untangling the tingle: Investigating the association between the Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR), neuroticism, and trait & state anxiety, Eid, C., Hamilton, C., Greer, J. 2 Feb 2022, In: PLoS One
  • An EEG investigation of alpha and beta activity during resting states in adults with Williams syndrome, Greer, J., Riby, D., Mcmullon, M., Hamilton, C., Riby, L. 1 Dec 2021, In: BMC psychology
  • An event related potential study of inhibitory and attentional control in Williams syndrome adults, Greer, J., Hamilton, C., McMullon, M., Riby, D., Riby, L. 10 Feb 2017, In: PLoS One
  • Dissociation between Semantic Representations for Motion and Action Verbs: Evidence from Patients with Left Hemisphere Lesions, Taylor, L., Evans, C., Greer, J., Senior, C., Coventry, K., Ietswaart, M. 14 Feb 2017, In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Examining cognitive function in type 2 diabetes: The importance of an inclusive research approach, Jones, N., Greer, J., Riby, L., Smith, M. 8 Dec 2016, Handbook of Gerontology Research Methods, Taylor & Francis
  • Understanding successful ageing, key challenges and research methods, Riby, L., Greer, J., Martinon, L., Reay, J. 8 Dec 2016, Handbook of Gerontology Research Methods, London, Taylor & Francis

Bryony Aspinall Exploring the behavioural and neurocognitive mechanisms associated with hyperfocus in subclinical neurodevelopmental populations Start Date: 26/10/2023

  • Philosophy PhD January 03 2017
  • Psychology BSc (Hons) September 15 2006
  • HNC June 01 1987


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