Dr. Ruth Ogden

Dr. Ruth Ogden
Job Title Lecturer in Psychology
Telephone +44 (0)151 904 6342
Email Address @ljmu.ac.uk


Contact Address Room 3.27 Tom Reilly Building
School of Natural Sciences and Psychology
Liverpool John Moores University
Byrom Street
L3 3AF

Research interests:

Research interests: The way in which humans judge the duration of events. This includes, the influence of emotion on temporal perception, the role of working memory in temporal perception and the relationships between different forms of magnitude judgement.


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Grants Obtained:

Title, Awarding Body and Year Role Amount
PhD Studentship investigating the role of short-term memory processes in magnitude judgements, awarded 2013 by LJMU PI £60,000
The effects of emotional touch on temporal perception. Awarded by the Experimental Psychology Society in 2013. PI £2,000
Can we shrink the attentional blink? An exploration of the effects of repetitive stimulation on target and probe identification. Awarded by The Experimental Psychology Society in 2010. PI £2,000
The neural correlates of pre-cuing. LJMU Early Career Research Fellowship awarded 2010 PI £4,000
The effect of alcohol on prospective and retrospective timing. Awarded by The Nuffield Foundation 2009 PI £,1440


Module Leader: Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology 1 (4102PSYSCI)


  • Level 4:
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology 1 (4102PSYSCI)
  • Psychology in Application I (4101PSYSCI)
  • Level 5:
  • Biological, Cognitive and Developmental Psychology (5101PSYSCI)
  • Level 6:
  • Psychology Dissertation (6000PSYSCI)

Research interests:

Dr Ogden’s PhD examined the role of long-term memory in human temporal perception, with a focus on modality differences in representation. Following this Dr. Ogden has explored the way in which durational information is stored in short-term and working memory. Her PhD student, Michael Samuels, is currently expanding this work to examine whether the processing of different types of magnitude (e.g. duration, length and numerosity) load onto the same “general” cognitive resources. In addition to purely cognitive research, Ruth’s work has also explored how emotion and preference influence our experience of time in the laboratory and in the real world.

Professional Qualifications:

  • 2005-2005: PhD: The role of reference memory in human timing. The University of Manchester.
  • 2002-2005: BSc (hons) Psychology: First Class. The University of Manchester.
  • 2011: Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and learning in Higher Education: Distinction. Liverpool John Moores University.
Current Post:
  • Lecturer of Psychology, School of Natural Sciences and Psychology.
Professional Memberships:
  • Experimental Psychology Society
Institutional Responsibilities:
  • Member of the Research Centre for Brain and Behaviour
  • Member of PsyREP
  • Link tutor for Applied Sports Psychology

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