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Michelle Newman

PhD student

Department of Psychology

E: michelle.newman.2@city.ac.uk

Thesis title: TBC


Dr Trudi Edginton, City, University of London

Professor Catherine Loveday, University of Westminster


BSc (Hons) Psychology (1st Class), The Open University (2016)

MSc Cognitive Rehabilitation (Distinction), University of Westminster (2017)

PhD, City, University of London (2018 - current)

Brief description of research topic

Outpatients attending head injury clinic often report a persisting experience of not returning to pre-morbid functioning. Whilst they can complete everyday tasks, the effort required to complete these tasks is sufficiently greater than before. However, these patients typically perform within or near normal ranges on standardized neuropsychological assessments. This includes measures of processing speed, for which impaired performance may indicate psychological factors underlying the reported difficulties. My research focus aims to understand the cognitive processes underlying this complaint, and to develop a neuropsychological assessment for use within healthcare settings.

Research Interests


Cognitive Profiling

Executive Function

Acquired Brain Injury


Cognitive Aging

Public Presentations and Conference Papers Given

Central Coherence: an examination of the effects of aging using the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Task (presentation); PsyPAG Annual Conference, July 2018


City, University of London: PS2001 - Research Methods in Psychology