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Maria Khan
Tutor in Psychology

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Biography

  • PhD Cognitive Neuropsychology, University of Bradford: 2019 - Present: Factors affecting neuropsychological testing. Implications for the accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
  • MSc in The Psychology of Health and Wellbeing, University of Bradford 2018-2019     
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Bradford: 2015-2018             

Career

  • Tutor in Psychology: University of York – November 2021 -Present
  • Lecturer in Psychology: University Centre Blackburn College – March 2020 - October 2021

Research

Overview

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.

Collaborators

  • Dr Valerie Lesk (University of Bradford)
  • Dr Elizabeth Walters (University of Bradford)

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • BSc Psychology - Tutorials and Practicals

Postgraduate

  • MSci Cognitive Neuroscience – Tutorials and Practicals

Other teaching

  • Marking and assisting staff and students across all undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Publications

Selected publications

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 nutrition21(14), 2558-2567.

Contact details

Maria Khan
Tutor in Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of York
Room PS/C/013