Skip navigation

Dr Lynn McInnes

Associate Professor

Department: Psychology

Dr Lynn McInnes completed her PhD in Psychology at the University of Manchester then commenced postdoctoral work with North East Age Research, studying cognitive ageing in a longitudinal study, a research interest which has continued throughout her academic career.

Lynn joined the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University in 1997. She is currently the Director of Education for the Department of Psychology. Lynn leads foundation year and undergraduate modules in Academic Skills and Personality and Health Psychology and contributes to research supervision of undergraduate, Masters and PhD students.

Lynn’s current research relates to understanding i) the impact of ageing on cognitive performance, ii) the impact of ageing on health and wellbeing and iii) hoarding behaviour, especially that of older adults. Lynn is a member of the department’s Health and Wellbeing Research Group (Psychobiology of Stress and Wellbeing Research Group and the Hoarding Research Group) and the Cognition and Neuroscience Group (Memory, Perception, and Attention). Her research employs longitudinal study methods and a specific aspect of her recent research has focused on changes in mobility with ageing. 

Lynn is a Senior Fellow of the HEA, a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Lynn McInnes

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Lynn’s current research relates to understanding i) the impact of ageing on cognitive performance, ii) the impact of ageing on health and wellbeing and iii) hoarding behaviour, especially that of older adults. Lynn is a member of the department’s Health and Wellbeing Research Group (Psychobiology of Stress and Wellbeing Research Group and the Hoarding Research Group) and the Cognition and Neuroscience Group (Memory, Perception, and Attention). Her research employs longitudinal study methods and a specific aspect of her recent research has focused on changes in mobility with ageing. 

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The effects of Covid-19 lockdown on health and psychosocial functioning in older adults aged 70 and over, Docherty, S., Haskell, C., McInnes, L., Wetherell, M. 2021, In: Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
  • Mobility in Community Dwelling Older Adults: Predicting Successful Mobility Using an Instrumented Battery of Novel Measures, McInnes, L., Jones, E., Rochester, L., Lord, S., Chastin, S., Watson, A., Little, L., Briggs, P. 1 Feb 2020, In: The Journal of frailty & aging
  • New academics’ experiences of induction to teaching: an Activity Theory approach, Mathieson, S., Allin, L., Penlington, R., Black, K., Orme, E., Anderson, E., Hooper, H., McInnes, L. 31 Dec 2019
  • Scores Obtained from a Simple Cognitive Test of Visuospatial Episodic Memory Performed Decades before Death Are Associated with the Ultimate Presence of Alzheimer Disease Pathology, Robinson, A., McNamee, R., Davidson, Y., Horan, M., Snowden, J., McInnes, L., Pendleton, N., Mann, D. May 2018, In: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
  • Why Won’t They Exercise More? Development of a Tool to Assess Motivators and Barriers to Exercise in Older Adults, Moss, L., Moss, M., McInnes, L. 4 Jan 2018, In: International Journal of Psychological Studies
  • The economic costs of hoarding behaviours in local authority/housing association tenants and private home owners in the north-east of England, Neave, N., Caiazza, R., Hamilton, C., McInnes, L., Saxton, T., Deary, V., Wood, M. 1 Jul 2017, In: Public Health
  • The role of attachment style and anthropomorphism in predicting hoarding behaviours in a non-clinical sample, Neave, N., Tyson, H., McInnes, L., Hamilton, C. Sep 2016, In: Personality and Individual Differences
  • Location tracking: views from the older adult population, Thomas, L., Little, L., Briggs, P., McInnes, L., Jones, E., Nicholson, J. Jun 2013, In: Age and Ageing
  • Exploring patterns of daily physical and sedentary behaviour in community-dwelling older adults, Lord, S., Chastin, S., McInnes, L., Little, L., Briggs, P., Rochester, L. 2011, In: Age and Ageing
  • Importance of maintaining mobility to elderly health, McInnes, L. 2011, In: Aging Health

Qualifications

  • Psychology PhD June 30 1990
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2018
  • Associate Fellow (AFBPsS)/Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) British Psychological Society (BPS) 2014
  • Associate Fellow (AFBPsS)/Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) British Psychological Society (BPS) 1997


a sign in front of a crowd
+

Northumbria Open Days

Open Days are a great way for you to get a feel of the University, the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the course(s) you are interested in.

Research at Northumbria
+

Research at Northumbria

Research is the life blood of a University and at Northumbria University we pride ourselves on research that makes a difference; research that has application and affects people's lives.

a person sitting at a table
+

Order your prospectus

If you would like to know more about our courses, or life in general as a student at Northumbria, then we can help you.

Latest News and Features

More news

Back to top