Dr Nathan Ridout

Senior Lecturer in Psychology


Admissions Tutor (JH)

First Year Tutor (Psychology)

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychology Society (BPS)

MA(Hons); MSc; PhD; PGCert; CPsychol; AFBPsS 


School of Life & Health Sciences
Aston University
Aston Triangle

B4 7ET

Room: SW 508B
Tel: +44 (0)121 204 4162
Fax: +44 (0)121 204 4090

Office Hours: Tuesdays &Thursdays 2-4pm - follow this link to make an appointment online: https://wass.aston.ac.uk/wass/pages/login.page.php

Lecturer on the Psychology Teaching Programme

Research Group

Basic and Applied Neurosciences

Research Centre

Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA) 

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Abnormal Psychology, Studying Psychology in HE, Introduction to Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience of Affective Disorders (Final Year Option) 


MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience, Miniproject in Cognitive Neuroscience

Admissions Tutor (Joint Honours Psychology)

First Year Tutor (Psychology)

Associate Director of the MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience

Lab Manager: Eye-tracking Lab

Module convenor of Abnormal Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience of Affective Disorders(Undergraduate)

Module convenor of Miniproject in Cognitive Neuroscience (Postgraduate)

Member of School of Life & Health Sciences and Psychology Ethics Committees

 I am an experimental psychologist and my primary research interest is cognitive processes underpinning psychological disorders (especially depression and eating disorders). The key psychological processes that I am interested in are memory (especially autobiographical memory) and social cognition (especially facial emotion recognition).  Other areas of interest include student's use of feedback, the influence of alexithymia on emotion processing and cognitive changes observed in older adults.

 Cognitive biases in the recipience of past- and future-oriented feedback with Dr Rob Nash (PI).  The Leverhulme Trust, £98,236

Saima Noreen (2008-2010) Intentional forgetting in depressed states (funded by School of Life & Health Sciences studentship). Dr Noreen is now a lecturer in psychology at Goldsmith's in London. Link to her webpage

Fiona Leahy (2015-2018) with Dr Carol Holland (principal supervisor) Structured autobiographical memory training in older adults (funded by the Abbeyfield Society)

Alena Nash (2016-2019) with Dr Rob Nash (principal supervisor) investigative interviewing (funded by Aston University studentship)
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

British Psychological Society (BPS) as Chartered Member (CPsychol) and Associate Fellow (AFBPsS)

Experimental Psychology Society (EPS)

Psychobiology Section of the BPS

Committee Member of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience (BACN) 

Editorial Board of Frontiersin Psychopathology

International Advisory Board; British Journal of Health Psychology.

Recent Publications