Dr. Cathy Montgomery

Dr. Cathy Montgomery
Job Title Reader in Psychopharmacology
Telephone +44 (0)151 904 6295
Email Address @ljmu.ac.uk


Contact Address Room 226 Tom Reilly Building
School of Natural Sciences and Psychology
Liverpool John Moores University
Byrom Street
L3 3AF


Cathy was awarded a First Class BSc(Hons) in Applied Psychology from LJMU in 2002. Her PhD research investigated the effects of the recreational drugs ecstasy, cannabis and cocaine on working memory and the fractionated model of executive functioning. She joined the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology as a lecturer and Enterprise Champion in early 2006, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Psychology. Cathy has been Honorary Secretary of the Psychobiology Section of the British Psychological Society since 2006.

Research Interests

Generally, the effects of drugs on cognition, but more specifically:

1. The effects recreational drug use on different aspects of executive function.
2. The effects of acute alcohol intoxication on cognitive function (memory, executive function, perceptions of flirting, attentional bias).
3. The effects of alcohol preload on cue reactivity to non-alcohol drug cues.
4. The moderating effects of executive function on time perception and impulsive decision making.


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PhD Supervision

Director of Studies for Rosey Stock investigating Adult age differences in self-efficacy, confidence and decision making.


Dr Jon Cole and Dr Matt Field (University of Liverpool)
Prof John Fisk (UCLAN)
Dr Phillip Murphy (Edge Hill University)
Dr Harry Sumnall (CPH, LJMU)
Dr Ashok Jansari (UEL)
Dr Mark Wetherell (UNN)


PSYAP1019: Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (module leader)
PSYAP3016: Psychosocial Problems and Drug Use
PSYAP3047: Cognitive Neuroscience
PSYDAM014: Psychopharmacology and Drug Effects


2006: Assessing the needs of young drug users- analysis for Cumbria DAAT (£20,000)
2010: The effects of Alcohol on perceptions of flirting. (Nuffield Foundation).

Professional Memberships

The British Psychological Society
The British Association for Psychopharmacology
The Psychobiology Section of the BPS (Honorary Secretary)
The Institute for Health Research.

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