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Dr Elizabeth Orme

Associate Professor

Department: Psychology

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Libby is a cognitive psychologist and her research interests lie primarily in the area of human visual memory.

Her doctoral thesis investigated the integration of long-term and short-term visual memory. Since then, much of her research 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. Libby is also engaged in several research projects investigating mind-wandering, memory performance and glucoregulation.

As a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Libby also engages in research related to learning and teaching. She has a strong interest in student employability, and manages undergraduate placements within psychology, working with a wide range of local employers. In addition to the placement modules, Libby runs the second year undergraduate quantitative laboratory skills classes, and oversees study abroad opportunities in Psychology

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

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

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