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Dr Elizabeth Orme

Associate Professor

Department: Psychology

Libby is an Associate Professor of Learning and Teaching, and Deputy Head of the Department of Psychology.

As a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Libby engages in research related to both learning and teaching and cognitive neuropstchology. She has a strong interest in memory and learning, young peoples wellbeing, student community, the use of technology in higher education and academic staff development. Libby is programme leader for the BSc Psychology programme at Kaplan in Singapore, runs the second year undergraduate Psychobiology, Cognition and Individua; Differences module and teaches Research Experience on the MSc Psychology via Distance Learning.

Her doctoral thesis investigated the integration of long-term and short-term visual memory as well as construct validity of memory measures. Since then, much of her research in psychology has focused on how novel visual information is grouped in memory to reduce information load, the cognitive processes involved and the ERP components associated with encoding and retrieval of such material. 

Elizabeth Orme

My research interests include

  • Measurement of Cognitive Abilities

  • Young Peoples Wellbeing

  • The transition to higher education

  • How we support teaching through the use of technology

  • Student community and wellbeing

  • Distance learning 

  • Staff training and development in higher education

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • New academics’ experiences of induction to teaching: using Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) to understand and improve induction experiences, Mathieson, S., Black, K., Allin, L., Hooper, H., Penlington, R., McInnes, L., Orme, L., Anderson, E. 5 Jun 2023, In: International Journal for Academic Development
  • Culture shock and the gendered teaching experiences of new academics., Hooper, H., Mathieson, S., Black, K., Allin, L., Orme, L., Anderson, E., Penlington, R., McInnes, L. 7 Dec 2021, Society for Research into Higher Education: Annual International Research Conference 2021
  • Student Loneliness: The Role of Social Media through Life Transitions, Thomas, L., Orme, E., Kerrigan, F. 1 Mar 2020, In: Computers and Education
  • 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
  • Retrieval and monitoring processes during visual working memory: An ERP study of the benefit of visual semantics, Orme, E., Brown, L., Riby, L. 5 Jul 2017, In: Frontiers in Psychology
  • Art expertise modulates the emotional response to modern art, especially abstract: An ERP investigation, Else, J., Ellis, J., Orme, E. 30 Sep 2015, In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • 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
  • A familiar pattern? Semantic memory contributes to the enhancement of visuo-spatial memories, Riby, L., Orme, E. 2012, In: Brain and Cognition
  • Form-Specific Repetition Priming for Unfamiliar Faces, Martin, D., Cairns, S., Orme, E., de Bruine, L., Jones, B., MacRae, C. 2009, In: Experimental Psychology (formerly "Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie")

Anna-Marie Marshall An examination of the effects of the e-cigarette on cognition, health, mental health and mood Start Date: 29/08/2017 End Date: 16/09/2019

  • Psychology PhD October 01 2006
  • Psychology BSc (Hons) January 01 2002
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017
  • Information not provided Association for Psychological Science (APS) 2007


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