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Dr Jo Greer

Senior Lecturer

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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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
  • A behavioural and electrophysiological investigation of cognitive and executive dysfunction in older adults with Williams syndrome, Greer, J. Jun 2016
  • Examining cognitive function in type 2 diabetes, Jones, N., Greer, J., Riby, L., Smith, M. 8 Dec 2016, Handbook of Gerontology Research Methods, 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
  • Food for Thought: the Efficiency of Glucose Metabolism Predicts the Self-generation of Temporally Distant Cognition, Riby, L., Orme, E., Greer, J., Gillan, A., Griffiths, R., Aspray, T., Scholey, A., Smallwood, J. 18 Aug 2014, In: Research in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
  • Attentional Lapse and Inhibition Control in Adults with Williams Syndrome, Greer, J., Riby, D., Hamilton, C., Riby, L. Nov 2013, In: Research in Developmental Disabilities
  • Absorbed in Thought: The Effect of Mind Wandering on the Processing of Relevant and Irrelevant Events, Barron, E., Riby, L., Greer, J., Smallwood, J. 2011, In: Psychological Science
  • Getting to know you: From view-dependent to viewinvariant repetition priming for unfamiliar faces, Martin, D., Greer, J. Feb 2011, In: The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • Cognitive and mood effects of 8 weeks' supplementation with 400 mg or 1000 mg of the omega-3 essential fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in healthy children aged 10–12 years, Kennedy, D., Jackson, P., Elliott, J., Scholey, A., Robertson, B., Greer, J., Tiplady, B., Buchanan, T., Haskell, C. 2009, In: Nutritional Neuroscience

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