Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Bethany Little

Research Assistant

Background

I am currently working as a Research Assistant with Dr Peter Gallagher, assisting on several projects. Projects include: examining physical activity and social interaction in older adults and the relationship with cognition, mood and brain function; investigating how emotional facial expressions are processed in different contexts using eye tracking techniques; examining metacognition in Bipolar disorder; and investigating neurocognitive deficits in patients with Schizophrenia and role of Formal Thought Disorder.


Qualifications:

MA(Hons) Psychology (First Class), University of Glasgow, 2012.

MSc Cognitive Neuropsychology (Research), cum laude, Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, 2016.


Other Information:

I was awarded the VU Fellowship Programme (VUFP) scholarship during my Master's studies.

I completed my Master's thesis at Durham University as part of the Erasmus Plus Internship Programme. I completed a project investigating cognitive (animacy) processing and fear processing in youths with Callous-Unemotional traits using cognitive and psychophysiological measures, supervised by Dr Luna Centifanti. 

As part of my Master's course, I completed two projects investigating attentional deficits emotional processing in people with psychopathic traits. Supervised by Dr Sylco Hoppenbrouwers and Dr Jaap Munneke. 

During my Master's course, I was employed to edit a textbook by Prof. Dr. Erik Scherder:  Scherder, E. (2015). Aging and Dementia. Neuropsychology, Motor Skills, and Pain. (4th ed.) F. Dadis & B. Little (Ed.). Amsterdam: VU University Press.


Publications