Bradford, Lizzie

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  • 47 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
20152020
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Personal profile

Biography

Lizzie completed her B.Sc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Kent. She then gained an M.Sc in Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology at the University of St Andrews. Staying on at the University of St Andrews, Lizzie graduated in 2016 with her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the School of Psychology and Neuroscience, working with Ines Jentzsch and Juan-Carlos Gomez. After graduating from her PhD, Lizzie became a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Kent, working with Heather Ferguson as part of the ‘CogSoCoAGE’ Project (an ERC project examining the cognitive basis of social communication across the lifespan). Lizzie joined the University of Dundee as a Lecturer in the Division of Psychology, School of Social Sciences, in January 2020.

Research

Lizzie's primary research interests are in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology. She is particularly interested in the field of social cognition, examining how social cognition abilities change and develop across the lifespan (ageing effects), the impact of deficits in social cognition amongst clinical populations (e.g., autism spectrum disorder), and how social cognition abilities may vary across different cultures. Lizzie’s research aims to further our understanding of how social cognition abilities (such as Theory of Mind, visual perspective taking, empathy) influence the quality of social interactions, the impact of difficulties with these abilities on day-to-day life for an individual, and factors that may underlie successful engagement of social cognition capacities (e.g., executive functions, such as working memory, inhibition, task switching, and planning).

For this research, Lizzie employs a variety of techniques, including eye-movements (e.g., lab-based and mobile eye-tracking), neuroscientific methods (e.g., EEG/ERPs), and behavioural measures.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science, University of Kent

Master in Science, University of St Andrews

Doctor of Social Science, University of St Andrews

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Theory of Mind Medicine & Life Sciences
Ego Medicine & Life Sciences
Aptitude Medicine & Life Sciences
Observation Medicine & Life Sciences
Cognition Medicine & Life Sciences
social cognition Social Sciences
Reaction Time Medicine & Life Sciences
Autistic Disorder Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2015 2020

  • 47 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 8 Article
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The neural basis of belief-attribution across the lifespan: False-belief reasoning and the N400 effect

Bradford, L., Brunsdon, V. E. A. & Ferguson, H. J., 4 Feb 2020, In : Cortex.

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Short-Term Memory
Evoked Potentials
Cognition
Brain
Cognitive Dysfunction

Exploring the role of self/other perspective-shifting in theory of mind with behavioural and EEG measures

Bradford, E. E. F., Gomez, J-C. & Jentzsch, I., 2019, In : Social Neuroscience. 14, 5, p. 530-544 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Theory of Mind
Ego
Reaction Time
Aptitude
Healthy Volunteers
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Sensorimotor mu rhythm during action observation changes across the lifespan independently from social cognitive processes

Brunsdon, V. E. A., Bradford, E. E. F. & Ferguson, H. J., Aug 2019, In : Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 38, 8 p., 100659.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Observation
Electroencephalography
Hand
Cognition
Brain
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Short-term physical training enhances mirror system activation to action observation

Brunsdon, V. E. A., Bradford, E. E. F., Smith, L. & Ferguson, H. J., 2 Sep 2019, In : Social Neuroscience. 15, 1, p. 98-107 11 p.

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activation
Hand
Observation
Mirror Neurons
Electroencephalography
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Age of avatar modulates the altercentric bias in a visual perspective-taking task: ERP and behavioral evidence

Ferguson, H. J., Brunsdon, V. E. A. & Bradford, L., 21 Sep 2018, In : Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience. 18, p. 1298-1319 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Theory of Mind
Conflict (Psychology)