Dr Samantha Gregory

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Psychology

Dr Samantha Gregory
Dr Samantha Gregory
Aston University

Aston Triangle
Birmingham, B4 7ET

Email: s.gregory1@aston.ac.uk
Room:  SW5 13

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I am a Leverhulme research fellow investigating the influence of the attention of others on our own attention and memory.

I completed my BSc in Psychology (2008-2011) and my MSc in Psychological research (2011-2012) at Bangor University in Wales. I followed this by working as an RA at Bangor University and then completed my PhD at The University of Aberdeen in Scotland (2013-2017) under the supervision of Dr Margaret Jackson.

I just completed a post doc here at Aston (2017-2019) investigating systematic discrepancies in students’ memory for assignment feedback, funded by the Leverhulme trust, working with Dr Rob Nash. 

  • BSc, First Class Honours, Psychology, Bangor University (North Wales), 2011
  • MSc, Psychological research, Bangor University (North Wales), 2012
  • PhD, Psychology, University of Aberdeen, 2017
  • Feb 2019 - Present, Leverhulme Research Fellow, School of psychology, Aston University
  • Feb 2017 – Jan 2019, Postdoctoral research assistant, School of psychology, Aston University
  • October 2013-Feb 2017, PhD Student, University of Aberdeen
  • Jan 2013 - Sept 2013, Research Assistant under the supervision of Dr Gill Windle at Bangor University.

None at present


Taught 2 lectures for a Senses and Perception foundation module at Aston university.

Tutor for psychology first year methods practicals, University of Aberdeen.

Tutor for psychology first year debate classes, University of Aberdeen.

My research focuses on attention and memory. I am also interested in how the social environment effects the way that information is processed in attention and memory.

  • Leverhulme trust Early Career Fellowship (2019-2022)
  • ECVP Fee waiver grant, 2016
  • EPS Grindley grant for conference attendance, 2015
  • ESCoP Travel grant, 2015
  • Awarded a British Council fellowship for the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) programme, 2014. 

Gregory, S. E. A., & Jackson, M. C. (2018). Barriers block the effect of joint attention on working memory: Perspective taking matters. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 

Nash, R. A., Winstone, N. E., Gregory, S. E. A., & Papps, E. (2018). A memory advantage for past-oriented over future-oriented performance feedback. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, (March). https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000549

Gregory, S. E. A., & Jackson, M. C. (2017). Joint attention enhances visual working memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43(2), 237–249. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000294

Windle, G., Gregory, S., Newman, A., Goulding, A., O’Brien, D., & Parkinson, C. (2014). Understanding the impact of visual arts interventions for people living with dementia: a realist review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 3, 91. 

Gregory, S. and Windle, G. (2013). Lost in Art Too….Challenging perceptions of dementia. The Journal of Dementia Care, 21(5), 23-25. 

Gregory, S., & Windle, G. (2013). Lost in Art Too. An evaluation of a 10 week programme of art sessions provided by Denbigh County Council for people with dementia and their carers. Denbighshire County Council.