Dr Jennifer Mcbride

Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

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Dr Jen McBride is the Programme Director for the joint honours Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology BSc/MSci which is delivered across the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Health Sciences. Jen is also the Teaching Contribution Lead for the Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology (DNEP) in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine, and Health (FBMH).

Jen's academic background is in Cognitive Neursocience and Experimental Psychology -- particularly in vision, attention, memory, action, and inhibitory control, and how these change across the healthy lifespan and in neurological disease (such as Parkinson's disease).


Jen earned her BSc in Psychology from Cardiff University in 2003, and after a brief appointment as a research assistent in Liverpool, she moved to the University of Bristol to carry out her PhD (Title: 'Repetition of targets and distractors in visual search: Behaviour and neurophysiology') in the Department of Experimental Psychology. In 2009 she moved to the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Institute of Neurology at UCL as a postdoc with Professor Masud Husain and Dr Petroc Sumner (Cardiff University) investigating action priming and control in healthy adults and neuopsychological patients.

Jen moved to the then School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Manchester to take up a lectureship in 2013.


Ph.D. Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Bristol

BSc (Hons) Psychology, Cardiff University

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

2016 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
2010 Member of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS)
2007 Member of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS)
2005 Member of the Applied Vision Association (AVA)

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains

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