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    Professor Susan Gathercole

    University Position


    I am a cognitive psychologist with interests in memory, learning and language. Until 2018 I was the Director of the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBU) in Cambridge and am now based in Developmental Psychiatry. One strand of my research investigates the cognitive mechanisms and methods for ameliorating these difficulties. In recent years much of this research has involved the CALM research clinic for children with problems in attention, learning and memory supported by the MRC. A second strand investigates the mechanisms of cognitive training with the aim of guiding the design of effective therapeutic intervention for individuals with compromised cognitive function. Current work uses online training to provide highly-powered studies testing a new theory with Norris of how working memory training works.

    Key Publications


    Cognitive Dimensions of Learning in Children With Problems in Attention, Learning, and Memory.

    Journal: J Educ Psychol
    E-pub date: 1 Oct 2021
    Authors: J Holmes, J Guy, RA Kievit, A Bryant, S Mareva, CALM Team, SE Gathercole