People

Susan Gathercole
Unit director

Programme leader, Memory and Perception group

susan.gathercole@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
01223 273610
My interests are in the cognitive processes of memory, attention, language, and learning. Much of my research focuses on children with developmental disorders in these areas of cognition, and investigates both

i) the nature of the underlying cognitive deficits, and

ii) how these deficits can be ameliorated with either cognitive or educational interventions.

Research team

Publications

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GATHERCOLE, S. , Tianxiao,y (2014) Benefit of enactment over oral repetition of verbal instruction does not require additional working memory during encoding, Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 21(1), 186-192 [Open Access]

HOLMES, J., GATHERCOLE, S. (2014) Taking working memory training from the laboratory into schools, Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 34(4), 440-450 [Open Access]

Dunning, D.L., HOLMES, J., & GATHERCOLE, S. (2013) Does working memory training lead to generalised improvements in children with low working memory? A randomised controlled trial, Developmental Science, 16(6), 915-926 [Open Access]

Warmington, M., Hitch, G.J., GATHERCOLE, S. E. (2013) Improving word learning in children using an errorless technique, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 114(3), 456-465 [Read More]

Wang, S., GATHERCOLE, S. E. (2013) Working memory deficits in children with reading difficulties: Memory span and dual task coordination, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 115(1), 188-197 [Read More]

Engel de Abreu, P.,M.J. & GATHERCOLE, S. E. (2012) Executive and phonological processes in second language acquisition, Journal of Educational Psychology, 104(4), 976-986 [Read More]

GATHERCOLE, S. E. Dunning, D., HOLMES, J. (2012) Cogmed training: Let's be realistic about intervention research, Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 1(3), 201-203 [Open Access]

Hall, D., GATHERCOLE, S. E. (2011) Serial recall of rhythms and verbal sequences: Impacts of concurrent tasks and irrelevant sound, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64(8), 1580-1592 [Read More]

Engel de Abreu, P.M.J., GATHERCOLE, S. E., Martin, R. (2011) Disentangling the relationship between working memory and language: The role of short-term storage and cognitive control, Learning and Individual Differences, 21(5), 569-574 [Read More]

Gathercole, S. E. & Baddeley, A.D. (1995) The children’s test of non-verbal repetition, Psychological Corporation [Read More]

Gathercole, S. E. & Baddeley, A.D. (1995) Short-term memory may yet be deficient in children with language impairments: a comment on van der Lely & Howard (1993), Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 38, 463-466 [Read More]

Gathercole, S. E., Willis, C.S., Baddeley, A.D. & Emslie, H. (1994) The Children’s Test of Nonword Repetition: A test of phonological working memory., Memory, 2, 103-127. [Read More]

Gathercole, S. E. & Baddeley, A.D. (1993) Phonological working memory: A critical building block for reading development and vocabulary acquisition., European Journal of Psychology of Education, 8, 259-272. [Read More]

Gathercole, S. E. & Baddeley, A.D. (1993) Evaluation of the role of phonological STM in the development of vocabulary in children: A longitudinal study., In P.E. Morris & M.A. Conway (Eds.), The Psychology of Memory, Vol. II. Aldershot: Edward Elgar Publishing Company, pp. 192-205. [Reprinted from 1989] [Read More]

Gathercole, S. & Baddeley, A.D. (1993) Working Memory and Language., Hove, Sussex: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. [Read More]

Gathercole, S. E., Willis, C.S., Emslie, H. & Baddeley, A.D. (1992) Phonological memory and vocabulary development during the early school years: A longitudinal study., Developmental Psychology, 28, 887-898. [Read More]

Baddeley, A.D. & Gathercole, S. (1992) Learning to read: The role of the phonological loop., In J. Alegria, D. Holender, J. Junça de Morais & M. Radeau (Eds.), Analytic Approaches to Human Cognition (pp. 153-167). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. [Read More]

Baddeley, A.D., Gathercole, S. & Papagno, C. (1991) Short-term phonological memory: A crucial system for language development?, In Current Issues in Natural Language Processing (Proceedings of a Conference held at University of Texas, Feb. 15-16, 1991), Center for Cognitive Science, University of Texas. [Read More]

Gathercole, S. E., Willis, C.S. & Baddeley, A.D. (1991) Nonword repetition, phonological memory, and vocabulary: A reply to Snowling, Chiat, and Hulme., Applied Psycholinguistics, 12, 375-379. [Read More]

Gathercole, S. E., Willis, C. & Baddeley, A.D. (1991) Differentiating phonological memory and awareness of rhyme: Reading and vocabulary development in children., British Journal of Psychology, 82, 387-406. [Read More]

Gathercole, S. E., Willis, C., Emslie, H. & Baddeley, A.D. (1991) The influences of number of syllables and wordlikeness on children's repetition of nonwords., Applied Psycholinguistics, 12, 349-367. [Read More]

Gathercole, S. E. & Baddeley, A.D. (1990) The role of phonological memory in vocabulary acquisition: A study of young children learning new names., British Journal of Psychology, 81, 439-454. [Read More]

Gathercole, S. & Baddeley, A. (1990) Phonological memory deficits in language disordered children: Is there a causal connection?, Journal of Memory and Language, 29, 336-360. [Read More]

Broadbent, D.E. & Gathercole, S. E. (1990) The processing of nontarget words: Semantic or not?, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 42A, 3-37. [Read More]

Gathercole, S. & Baddeley, A.D. (1989) Evaluation of the role of phonological STM in the development of vocabulary in children: A longitudinal study., Journal of Memory and Language, 28, 200-213. [Read More]

Gathercole, S. & Baddeley, A. (1989) The role of phonological memory in normal and disordered language development., In C. von Euler, I. Lundberg & G. Lennerstrand (Eds.), Brain and Reading (pp.245-255). London: Macmillan Press. [Read More]

Gathercole, S. E. & Conway, M.A. (1988) Exploring long-term modality effects: Vocalization leads to best retention., Memory and Cognition, 16, 110-119. [Read More]

Gathercole, S. E. & Baddeley, A.D. (1987) The processes underlying segmental analysis., CPC: Cahiers de Psychologie Cognitive, European Bulletin of Cognitive Psychology, 7, 462-464. [Read More]

Conway, M. & Gathercole, S. (1987) Modality and long-term memory., Journal of Memory and Language, 26, 341-361. [Read More]

Gathercole, S. (1987) Lipreading: Implications for theories of short-term memory., In B. Dodd & R. Campbell (Eds.), Hearing by Eye: The Psychology of Lipreading (pp.227-241). London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. [Read More]

Gathercole, S. (1986) The modality effect and articulation., The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 38A, 461-474. [Read More]