My research interests are in the area of neuropsychology/cognitive neuroscience in particular, factors affecting neuropsychological testing. My current PhD research focuses on the effects of sleep characteristics such as sleep quantity and quality, time of day and subjective tiredness levels on cognitive functioning. I am also interested in exploring interactions of these factors with caffeine, medication and age and implications these factors have on the accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
I am interested in understanding the impact of dementia/Alzheimer’s disease on the aging population, neuropsychological testing/assessment in the elderly and in the young and investigating lifestyle factors such as (diet, physical activity, bilingualism, and educational attainment) which may facilitate cognitive reserve and improve the quality of life of young and older adults and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
BSc Psychology - Tutorials and Practicals
MSci Cognitive Neuroscience – Tutorials and Practicals
Acknowledgement in research paper-
Bryant, E. J., Thivel, D., Chaput, J. P., Drapeau, V., Blundell, J. E., & King, N. A. (2018). Development and validation of the child three-factor eating questionnaire (CTFEQr17). Public health nutrition, 21(14), 2558-2567.