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Dr Leigh Riby

Associate Professor

Department: Psychology

Leigh Riby 255He obtained his PhD in 2001 from Bristol University (executive functioning in old age) before moving on to Stirling to undertake a post-doctoral position investigating episodic memory using EEG and fMRI methodology.  Leigh also held a lectureship at Glasgow Caledonian University.


  • Psychology PhD October 01 2007
  • Psychology BSc (Hons) September 01 1993

Key Publications

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  • Frogs' Legs Versus Roast Beef, Martinon, L., Smallwood, J., Hamilton, C., Riby, L. 7 Jun 2019, In: Europe's Journal of Psychology
  • Patterns of on-task thought in older age are associated with changes in functional connectivity between temporal and prefrontal regions, Martinon, L., Riby, L., Poerio, G., Wang, H., Jefferies, E., Smallwood, J. 1 Jun 2019, In: Brain and Cognition
  • Perfectionism and PERMA, Birch, H., McGann, D., Riby, L. 3 Apr 2019, In: International Journal of Wellbeing
  • Reduced semantic control in older adults is linked to intrinsic DMN connectivity, Krieger-Redwood, K., Wang, H., Poerio, G., Martinon, L., Riby, L., Smallwood, J., Jefferies, E. 1 Sep 2019, In: Neuropsychologia
  • The disentanglement of the neural and experiential complexity of self-generated thoughts, Martinon, L., Smallwood, J., McGann, D., Hamilton, C., Riby, L. 15 May 2019, In: NeuroImage
  • Glucose regulation and face recognition deficits in older adults: the role of attention, Jones, N., Riby, L., Smith, M. 2018, In: Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition
  • 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
  • Daydream Believer, Shrimpton, D., McGann, D., Riby, L. 30 Nov 2017, In: Europe's Journal of Psychology
  • Handbook of Gerontology Research Methods: Understanding successful ageing, Riby, L. 2017
  • Impulsiveness, postprandial blood glucose, and glucoregulation affect measures of behavioral flexibility, Riby, L., Lai Teik Ong, D., Azmie, N., Ooi, E., Regina, C., Yeo, E., Massa, J., Aquili, L. Dec 2017, In: Nutrition Research

PGR Supervision

  • Léa Martinon Mind-Wandering Experiences in Ageing: Neurocognitive Processes and Other Influencing Factors Start: 01/10/2015
  • Joanna Greer A Behavioural and Electrophysiological Investigation of Cognitive and Executive Dysfunction in Older Adults with Williams Syndrome Start: 01/03/2010


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