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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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  • 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
  • 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. 15 Apr 2019, In: Brain and Cognition
  • Perfectionism and PERMA, Birch, H., McGann, D., Riby, L. 3 Apr 2019, In: International Journal of Wellbeing
  • 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
  • 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
  • Daydream Believer, McGann, D., Riby, L., Shrimpton, D. 30 Nov 2017, In: Europe's Journal of Psychology
  • 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
  • Mind-wandering in ageing: Can mindfulness change our thoughts?, Martinon, L., Smallwood, J., Mitchell, m., Hamilton, C., Riby, L. Jul 2017, European Summer Research Institute (ESRI 2017) Exploring Experience
  • Stroke patients and their partner's perceptions of survivor functioning, Witty, C., Heffernan, T., Riby, L. 28 Jun 2017, In: Acta Neuropsychologica
  • 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

PGR Supervision

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


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