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Dr Jo Greer

Assistant Professor

Department: Psychology

Joanna is a PhD student and Research Assistant in the Department of Psychology and Sport Sciences. After graduating from Northumbria University in 2006 with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology she joined the department as a research assistant and is now investigating memory function in older adults with Williams syndrome for her doctorate. The specific areas of interest for her thesis are semantic memory deficits and atypical inhibitory control processes in this group, incorporating behavioural and EEG / ERP methodology.
Joanna’s research activity within the department has spanned a diverse range of projects, including investigation of the effect of multi-vitamins and Omega-3 on cognitive functioning in children, gluco-regulation and mind-wandering, and motor imagery ability in older adults. She has three years clinical experience working with stroke patients investigating action / motion comprehension.  Joanna also has a teaching background having worked as a part-time lecturer on many of the first and second year modules of the undergraduate programme in the department.

Jo Greer

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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
  • Deeper processing is beneficial during episodic memory encoding for adults with Williams syndrome, Greer, J., Hamilton, C., Riby, D., Riby, L. Jul 2014, In: Research in Developmental Disabilities

  • Philosophy PhD January 03 2017
  • Psychology BA September 01 1998
  • HNC September 01 1985

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