John Aggleton

John AggletonJohn Aggleton is a professor at Cardiff University. His research examines how brain regions interact to support different forms of memory.  This systems level analysis of memory is ultimately concerned with understanding the human brain, and so includes clinical studies of people with memory problems, e.g. amnesia.  A major part of his work, however, involves animal models of amnesic conditions. An integral part of this endeavour is to compare and contrast different forms of memory, e.g. the recall of day-to-day events versus the recognition of events, along with the brain systems that appear to support these forms of memory.  A particular goal is to relate the amnesias associated with damage to different regions of the brain, and to test various models that explain their similarities and differences.

At present, Aggleton serves as the module leader for the Year 2 course on Abnormal Psychology (PS2008) at Cardiff. He also lectures on a Year 3 module that examines the neuropsychology of memory (Memory Processes and Memory Disorders, PS3208).

Aggleton holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Cambridge and DPhil from University of Oxford.

His recent publications include:

Aggleton, J. P., Saunders, R. C., Wright, N. F. and Vann, S. D. (2014). The origin of projections from the posterior cingulate and retrosplenial cortices to the anterior, medial dorsal and laterodorsal thalamic nuclei of macaque monkeysEuropean Journal of Neuroscience, 39(1), 107-123. (10.1111/ejn.12389) pdf

Dumont, J. R., Amin, E. and Aggleton, J. P. (2014). Selective importance of the rat anterior thalamic nuclei for configural learning involving distal spatial cuesEuropean Journal of Neuroscience, 39(2), 241-256. (10.1111/ejn.12409) pdf

Hindley, E., Nelson, A. J. D., Aggleton, J. P. and Vann, S. D. (2014). Dysgranular retrosplenial cortex lesions in rats disrupt cross-modal object recognitionLearning & Memory, 21(3), 171-179. (10.1101/lm.032516.113) pdf

Credits to: Cardiff University

Published: 30 June 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015

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Joy Tungol

Joy TungolJoy Tungol is a licensed Psychologist and Psychometrician in Manila, Philippines. She teaches both at the College of Science and at Graduate School of University of Santo Tomas. She usually handles General Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Test Construction and Measurement courses.

Tungol earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Santo Tomas in 2009. It was also in the same university where she finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1992. She obtained her MA in Education in School Psychology at Philippine Normal University in 2002. She worked as a psychometrician at Via – Mare, Inc. and Toyota Bel-Air from November 1992 to May 1993 where she was trained to deal with testing and measurement. This had led her to become more interested to further develop her skills in Test and Measurement through teaching the subject at New Era University where she first taught in 1994. After finishing her thesis on the Development of Aggression Inventory Scale (AISA) in 2002, she was involved in several consultations on test development. At present, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Santo Tomas where she still teach Testing and Measurement as one of her forte.

Credits to University of Santo Tomas

Published: 21 June 2014

Last update: 25 February 2015

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John Done

 

John DoneJohn Done is a lecturer at University of Hertfordshire research with particular interest in psychosis.  Appointed as the University’s Health Research Co-ordinator  in the 1990’s , Done was also given the  task of developing the university’s health research base. This included creating research excellence within the university as well as collaborations with  NHS clinicians. As such  Done broadened his own research profile to include health services research and apply his epidemiological expertise , particularly with cohort based studies, to  chronic health care problems other than psychosis , particularly rheumatoid arthritis and renal disease. He set up two research centres at UH –the Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care ( CRIPACC ) and the Centre for Life Span and Chronic Illnesses (CLiCIR) and with the NHS Trusts in Hertfordshire Done and his colleagues have established one of the UK’s first university-based R&D advisory services with a contract to support  NHS R&D.

His main research interests involve thinking in people with schizophrenia/psychosis using cognitive theory of intentions, causal attribution, belief,  perception , memory, and reasoning. Currently my focus is on reasoning by patients with delusions and whether errors of reasoning match those found in stroke patients who manifest confabulation or anosognosia.

He currently teaches on a clinical psychology option on the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree and supervise PhD and D.Clin Psy students whose research is in mental health. Done has previously been the Research Tutor on the D.Clin Psy course.

His recent publications include:

  • Negative and positive illness representations of rheumatoid arthritis: a latent profile analysis
    Norton, S., Hughes, L. D., Chilcot, J., Sacker, A., van Os, S., Young, A. & Done, J. Jun 2014 In : Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 37, 3, p. 524-532
  • Risk of adult schizophrenia and its relationship to childhood IQ in the 1958 British birth cohort.
    Schulz, J., Sundin, J., Leask, S. K. & Done, J. 2014 In : Schizophrenia Bulletin. 40, 1, p. 143-51 9 p.

Credits to University of Hertfordshire

Published: 12 June 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015

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