School of Psychology

World-leading research and teaching

Professor Heather J Ferguson

Professor of Psychology

REF Co-ordinator

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Professor Heather Ferguson

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Professional experience and recognition

2019-2023 Honorary Secretary of Experimental Psychology Society
2018-present Associate Editor for Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition
2018 Organizer, ERC funded ‘Social cognition across the lifespan’ conference, University of Kent
2016 Awarded University of Kent Prize for Research
2015-present Editorial Board member for Cognition
2015-present Fellow of the Psychonomic Society
2015-2017 Associate Editor for Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
2014 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2014 Local organizer, Experimental Psychology Society Spring Conference, University of Kent
2014 Organizer, ‘Good practice in EEG and TMS research’ workshop, University of Kent
2013-present Member of the NSF/PAC College of Reviewers
2013-2017 Member of Experimental Psychology Society steering committee
2012 Awarded Kent Union Teaching Award for ‘Best Teacher’ (nominations by students)
2012 Awarded University of Kent Faculty of Social Sciences Teaching Award (£1,500)
2010- present ESRC Peer Review assessor (virtual college)
2010- 2011 Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE), University of Kent
2007 Jason Albrecht Outstanding Young Scientist Award, Society for Text and Discourse

Editorial & review work

  • Peer reviews for Journals, including: Cognition, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Language and Cognitive Processes, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Journal of Memory & Language, Psychological Science, Journal of Cognitive Psychology, Linguistics, Journal of Research on Reading, Social Neuroscience, PLoS ONE, Experimental Psychology, Journal of Pragmatics, Developmental Psychology, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Topics in Cognitive Science.
  • Peer reviews for Grants: Medical Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, British Academy, National Science Foundation, Israel Science Foundation, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.
  • Peer reviews for conferences: CUNY conference on sentence processing, Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing, Text and Discourse, Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, Experimental Pragmatics.


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