Catherine Loveday


Professor Catherine Loveday holds a PhD in the neuropsychology of memory and ageing. Her research continuously focuses on the nature of normal and impaired memory. She has a a long-term fascination with music and the brain and has carried out a number of studies looking at the cognitive and neuronal aspects of music processing. Currently, she is investigating how memories of music are central to our sense of self, imagination, emotional state and social functioning.

Further research interests focus on the neuropsychology of autobiographical memory. Catherine works closely with people with various forms of memory loss and is also very keen on interdisciplinary collaboration, for example examining the lived experience of amnesia with cognitive psychologist Martin Conway, and artist Shona Illingworth.