C Morey University of Edinburgh

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C Morey University of Edinburgh

Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

I am prepared to supervise PhD projects on the subject of visual working memory, memory for associations between verbal and visual information, or multi-tasking. Projects focusing on developmental comparisons are particularly welcome. I encourage potential applicants interested in these topics to contact me.

Education / Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Missouri
Concurrent maintainence of cross-domain objects and features in working memory

Research Interests

I am interested in working memory and attention, particularly how simple features and their conjunctions are mentally represented and maintained, and in understanding interference between verbal and visual-spatial memoranda.


2001 – B.S magna cum laude, Psychology. Florida State University (Thesis: Stability of individual differences in mastery motivation)

2003 – M.A Psychology, University of Missouri (Thesis: Do working memory subsystems share a unitary, capacity-limited resourse?)

2007 – PhD Psychology, University of Missouri (Dissertation: Concurrent maintainence of cross-domain objects and features in working memory)

Visiting and Research Positions

(2007-2008) Post-doctoral Fellow, Washington University in St Louis

(2008-2013) Rosalind Franklin Fellow and Assistant Professor, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

(2013-Present) Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Edinburgh


Psychology 2b, Learning

Psychology 4: Working Memory (PSYL10117)

Human Cognitive Neuropsychology (MSc): Working Memory (PSYL11079)

Administrative Roles

Ordinary member of the Psychology Research Ethics Committee

Ordinary member of the Research and Infrastructure Group

Computing and equipment Representative for the Department of Psychology



I studied psychology (along with a minor in music) at Florida State University. During my BSc training, I focused on memory, education, and expertise, particularly on understanding psychological factors that influence individual differences in achievement, such as working memory capacity and motivational factors. I completed PhD training at the University of Missouri under the supervision of Prof. Nelson Cowan, focusing on testing hypotheses in memory. Back-to-back Kirschstein National Research Service Awards enabled me to complete fundamental research on how verbal and visual information becomes associated in memory and to undertake training in neuroscience methods in the Cognitive Control and Psychopathology Lab at Washington University in St. Louis, with Prof. Todd Braver. In 2008 I moved to Rijkuniversiteit Groningen as a Rosalind Franklin Fellow and Assistant Professor. I became Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Edinburgh in 2013.