I completed my BSc(Hons) here at Edinburgh Napier in 2014, I then did my PhD at the University of St Andrews before beginning a post-doctoral position at Edinburgh University in 2017.
My PhD examined the effect of musical training on emotional processing and cognitive abilities. My post-doc investigated turn-taking in music playing and in conversation.
I joined Edinburgh Napier in March 2020 as an associate lecturer and will teach on various modules including Introduction to Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Social Psychology.
I am a Music and Cognitive Psychologist interested in emotional processing during musical activity, as well as the similarities and differences between music and speech.
Fisher, N. K., Hadley, L. V., Corps, R. E., & Pickering, M. J. (2021). The effects of dual-task interference in predicting turn-ends in speech and music. Brain Research, 147571. 10.1016/j.brainres.2021.147571
Hadley, L. V., Fisher, N. K., & Pickering, M. J. (2020). Listeners are better at predicting speakers similar to themselves. Acta psychologica, 208, 103094. 10.1016/j.actpsy.2020.103094