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Dr Catherine Thompson
Dr Catherine Thompson
postal addressSchool of Health Sciences, Allerton Building, Frederick Road Campus, University of Salford, UK, M5 4WT.
email addressC.Thompson@salford.ac.uk
telephone+44 (0)161 2953486
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Health Sciences
From September 2011 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Centres for Health Sciences Research
From September 2015 to present.
From September 2010 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

I am a Lecturer in Psychology in the School of Health Sciences. My research interests include:

Visual attention: How observers allocate their attention effectively and what factors influence selection.

Top-down control of attention: my research explores potential limits in the control of attention whereby the demands of a preceding task influence the allocation of attention in a current task.

Driving psychology: This includes visual search in the driving task and the influence of driving experience on the allocation and control of attention.

The influence of emotion on visual attention.

Key Qualifications
2009

Thesis Title: The persistence of attentional set and its implications for top-down control

2005
2002
2011
Key Projects
2018
Mar
Assessing the risk of attentional inertia in automated driving
British Academy, 9,829.00.
Principal Investigator: C Thompson (100%).
2016
Oct
The effects of emotion and demand on the Attention Blink
Experimental Psychology Society, 2,500.00.
Principal Investigator: C Thompson (100%).
2016
Jun
The influence of emotion on visual attention: varying attentional capacity or biasing processing strategy?
British Psychological Society, 1,600.00.
Principal Investigator: C Thompson (90%). Co-Investigator: R Bendall (10%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Poster Presentations
Key Presence
Conference Presentations
2015
Jul
2014
Sep
2013
Aug
2012
Aug
2010
Jul
2009
Aug
2008
Sep
2006
Jul
Memberships of External Bodies
2016
Jan
2014
Apr
2011
Sep