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Josh Payne

Lecturer (Cognitive Psychology)

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Josh Payne

Room: M308


+44 (0) 1978 294400


Josh joined Glyndwr University in 2018 as a Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology, following nine years at Bangor University, where he gained a degree in Psychology with Child and Language Development before going on to complete a 1 + 3 ESRC-funded DTC studentship in Bilingualism, including an MSc in Psychological Research, with PhD submission pending for January 2019.

Josh’s primary field of study is Cognitive Neuroscience with a specific interest in language processing, vocabulary learning, and bilingualism and more general interests in neurodegenerative disorders and stroke. Josh also has an interest in Education and is currently working on a GwE-funded project to develop a new KS4 target-setting tool for Welsh Government as a member of the Collaborative Institute of Education Research, Innovation and Impact, Bangor University. Josh also plays the bass and makes a cracking lemon meringue pie.

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Child and Language Development

MSc Psychological Research

PhD Bilingualism (submission pending)

BSc Hons Psychology

PSY408: Introduction to Research Design

PSY504: Cognitive Psychology

PSY508: Advanced Research Design

PSY615: Psychology of Religion

Payne, J. S. & Tainturier, M-J. (2018). tDCS Facilitation of Picture Naming: Item-specific, task general, or neither? Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12, Article 549.  

ap Gruffudd, G. S., Spencer, L. H., Payne, J. S., Wilde, A., Watkins, R., Jones, S. W., … O’Connor, B (2017). REAP: Rethinking Educational Attainment and Poverty – in Rural Wales (Commissioned Report). ISBN: 978-1-84220-168-8.

Language processing, bilingualism, neurodegenerative disorders, Education, advanced statistical methods.