Teaching Responsibilities

Lecturer and Honorary Research Fellow


After completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Experimental and Clinical Neuropsychology and a PhD at the University of Manchester I worked as a research associate in industry, conducting cognitive and neuropsychological testing on phase two and three drug trials.

Having worked at the University of Bolton since 2006, I have lectured in a number of key areas, actively developed my research interests and been awarded an honorary research fellowship. I am currently seeking external funding for my work through Alzheimer’s Research UK.

This is as a result of recently consolidating my research interests into one project, which involves an investigation into the effectiveness of EEG and ERP measures in memory clinics for early diagnosis and drug monitoring in neurodegenerative diseases. I am particularly interested in pre-frontal compensatory processes in episodic retrieval in abnormal ageing and how these can be detected in the absence of behavioural differences between groups.

I also have an interest in the effects of stress (cortisol) and memory, the top-down control of object recognition and expression analysis in face recognition.

Recent Publications

Grimshaw, M., Charlton, J.P., & Jagger, R. (2011). First-person shooters: Immersion and attention. Eludamos: Journal for Computer Game Culture, 5(1), 19-34