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Research Interests

I am an experimental psychologist and the primary aim of my research is to understand cognitive and affective changes associated with psychopathology, most notably depression and eating disorders. The key psychological processes that I am interested in are memory (especially autobiographical memory) and social cognition (especially processing of facial emotion).  Other areas of expertise include: alexithymia (particularly in association with psychopathology, and influence on emotion processing) and cognitive changes observed in older adults. 

Teaching Activity

Undergraduate

Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Psychology Practicals, Cognitive Neuroscience of Affective Disorders (Final Year Option) 

Postgraduate

Miniproject in Cognitive Neuroscience, Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience

Membership of Professional Bodies

Contact Details

Room: SW 508B
Tel: +44 (0)121 204 4162
Fax: +44 (0)121 204 4090 
Email:
 n.ridout@aston.ac.uk

Education/Academic qualification

PG Dip

Oct 2006Jun 2008

PhD, University of St. Andrews

Oct 2000Dec 2004

MSc, University of Stirling

Sep 1998Aug 1999

MA, University of Dundee

Sep 1992Jul 1996

External positions

Associate Editor

Sep 2018 → …

Keywords

  • BF Psychology
  • Memory
  • Autobiographical memory
  • depression
  • eating disorders
  • facial emotion recognition
  • social cognition
  • executive function
  • alexithymia
  • emotion
  • forgetting
  • Q Science (General)

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Research Output 2003 2019

  • 27 Article
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Meeting abstract

Investigating the mediating effect of working memory on intentional forgetting in dysphoria

Ridout, N., Noreen, S. & Cooke, R., 19 Jul 2019, In : Psychological Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Short-Term Memory
Depression
Cues
Learning
Aptitude

Naming emotions in motion: Alexithymic traits impact the perception of implied motion in facial displays of affect

Senior, C., Hassel, S., Waheed, A. & Ridout, N., 3 Jan 2019, In : Emotion.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Motion Perception
Emotions
Affective Symptoms
Facial Expression
Aptitude

Alexithymia and Maladaptive Regulatory Behaviors in Substance Use Disorders and Eating Disorders

Morie, K. & Ridout, N., 2018, Alexithymia: Advances in Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 158 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access
File
Students
Education
Teaching
Learning
Open Access
File
Episodic Memory
Learning
Aptitude
Executive Function
Social Problems

Thesis

Intentional forgetting in depressed states

Author: Noreen, S., 22 Jun 2010

Supervisor: Ridout, N. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Interventions to improve autobiographical memory specificity in older adults: a strategy to prevent decline in wellbeing

Author: Leahy, F., 26 Nov 2018

Supervisor: Holland, C. A. (Supervisor) & Ridout, N. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Activities 2012 2016

  • 4 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Big Bang Science Fair

Nathan Ridout (Organiser)
Mar 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Big Bang Science Fair

Nathan Ridout (Organiser)
Mar 2015 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Big Bang Science Fair

Nathan Ridout (Organiser)
Mar 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Big Bang Science Fair

Nathan Ridout (Speaker)
15 Mar 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course