I started at Edinburgh Napier University as an undergraduate in 2007. I then stayed and completed my PhD in 2016. Now I am a Lecturer in Psychology, and I’m Programme Leader for the BA/BSc (Hons) Psychology Programmes.
My research is based on cognitive psychology, specifically on the relationship between creativity and attention, and the differences between those with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I am also interested in the effect of an incubation periods, problem solving, decision making, dyslexia, and bilingualism.
Other projects I have contributed to include facial composite and eye-witness memory research, eye movement research, and a qualitative study considering the roles of pretending, imagination, and make-believe in adults.
I am co-founder of UK Creativity Researchers, which hosts annual conferences bringing together academics and professionals who are interested in creativity research.
I am always happy to discuss potential collaborations or research ideas, so feel free to contact me (L.Carruthers@napier.ac.uk).