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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 primarily engages in research related to learning and teaching. She has a strong interest in student community and wellbeing, 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 quantitative laboratory skills module and teaches Individual Differences on the MSc Psychology via Distance Learning.

Her doctoral thesis investigated the integration of long-term and short-term visual memory. 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

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My research interests include

  • 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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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")
  • Identifying the functional architecture underlying multiple representations in visual working memory, Orme, E. 29 Oct 2009

PGR Supervision

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

Qualifications

  • 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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