Category Archives: Aging

Research Assisting…. Me :)

If any psychology friends have any students with an interest in memory and cognitive ageing who have just graduated from a BSc pass on this link to them… It’s for an RA job working with me. Closing date Sunday 7th August. Full job specification and details of the role provided in the link here.




ESRC Future Research Leader award

JPG RGB LargeIn January 2015 I applied for a Future Research Leader award from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This award scheme is a prestigious scheme through which the ESRC funds the research of a small number of early career researchers who have the potential to be future leaders in their research fields.

This was the first big grant that I have applied for and I found it very stressful writing the application and dealing with the ‘impostor feeling’ and that I was not good enough to receive this type of award, especially as I know this grant scheme is extremely prestigious and very competitive. Continue reading

Perceptions of Competence: Age Moderates Views of Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease


Our paper on “Mrs Stevenson” is now published 🙂

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Perceptions of ageing and Alzheimer’s disease

New research study aiming to replicate a study I was involved in at the University of Richmond. Please participate if you are aged between 18 and 35, or are aged 65 or over. Click on this link to access the study: Perceptions of Ageing and Alzheimer’s disease.

Mrs Stevenson NEW 2014 lighter

Mrs. Stevenson accepted!


Our second paper from my time working at the University of Richmond “Perceptions of Competence: Age Moderates Views of Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease” is going to be published in Experimental Aging Research.

The abstract is after the fold:

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Metacognitive Awareness of the Associative Deficit for Words and Names

Our paper is now in press at Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition…


You can download a PDF of the full article here.

Second Berrylab paper submitted

We have just submitted our second paper from my time working at Richmond:

Jane M. Berry, Helen L. Williams, Kevin D. Thomas, and Jamie Blair 

Perceptions of Competence: Labels of ‘Healthy Aging’ and ‘Alzheimer’s Disease’ Moderate Age Differences

Email me [helenwilliams098 @] if you’d like a copy of the draft manuscript.

“Mrs. Stevenson, pictured here, is 75 years old and is a healthy older adult / has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Please keep Mrs. Stevenson in mind as you answer the next three questionnaires”

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