Dr Ward joined Middlesex University in September 2013. Prior to this she was at the University of York (2012-2013), and completed her PhD on the distinction between explicit and implicit memory at University College London.
BSc, MSc, PhD, PGCHE
PSY1016 Research methods and Design in Psychology (Co-Module leader)
PSY2013 Biological and Cognitive Psychology
PSY3016 Affective Science and Neuropsychology
PSY3330 Psychology Dissertation
Programme Leader for BSc Psychology with Education and BSc Psychology with Marketing
Supervision / Dissertation interests:
Human memory, particularly the distinction between explicit (conscious, declarative) and implicit (unsoncsious, nondeclarative) memory. Factors influencing memory encoding / retrieval (e.g., attention, context).
Dr Ward's research interests surround human memory, particularly the distinction between explicit (e.g., recognition) and implicit (e.g., repetition-priming) memory. Her doctoral thesis focussed on changes in explicit and implicit memory as a function of normal ageing, but she is broadly and generally interested in the relationship between these memory phenomena, as well as specific memory processes and factors that influence them.
Enquiries from potential PhD applicants who wish to undertake research in one of these areas are welcome.
Member of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS)
Associate Editor, Frontiers in Cognition.
Ward, Emma V. (2017) Reduced recognition and priming in older relative to young adults for incidental and intentional information. Consciousness and Cognition . ISSN 1053-8100 (Accepted/In press)
Tunvirachaisakul, Chavit and Gould, Rebecca L. and Coulson, Mark and Ward, Emma V. and Reynolds, Gemma and Gathercole, Rebecca L. and Grocott, Hannah and Supasitthumrong, Thitiporn and Tunvirachaisakul, Athicha and Kimona, Kate and Howard, Robert J. (2017) λPredictors of treatment outcome in depression in later life: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders . ISSN 0165-0327 (Published online first)
Berry, Christopher J. and Ward, Emma V. and Shanks, David R. (2017) Does study duration have opposite effects on recognition and repetition priming? Journal of Memory and Language, 97 . pp. 154-174. ISSN 0749-596X
Ward, Emma V. and Maylor, Elizabeth A. and Poirier, Marie and Korko, Malgorzata and Ruud, Jens C. M. (2016) A benefit of context reinstatement to recognition memory in aging: the role of familiarity processes. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition . ISSN 1382-5585 (Published online first)
Ward, Emma V. and Dhami, Mandeep K. (2016) Editorial: The aging decision-maker: advances in understanding the impact of cognitive change on decision-making. Frontiers in Psychology, 7 . ISSN 1664-1078