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Lucy Cragg

  • DPhil
  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Nottingham
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Recent publications

  • Inattention in very preterm children: Implications for screening and detection

    • Brogan E
    • Cragg L
    • Gilmore C
    • et al.
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  • Individual Differences in Inhibitory Control, Not Non-Verbal Number Acuity, Correlate with Mathematics Achievement

    • Gilmore C
    • Attridge N
    • Clayton S
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

University of Nottingham

October 2013 - Present

RCUK Academic Fellow

University of Nottingham

October 2008 - September 2013(5 years)

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Nottingham

October 2007 - December 2008(a year)


DPhil Experimental Psychology

University of Oxford

October 2004 - September 2007(3 years)

BA(Hons) Experimental Psychology

University of Oxford

October 2001 - May 2004(3 years)

Research interests

working memoryattentionpreterm birthcognitive controlexecutive functioncognitive development


My research addresses the development of cognitive control, the set of processes that underlie the ability to control our thought and actions (also termed executive functions). These include manipulating and selecting relevant information in working memory, ignoring distractions, suppressing inappropriate response tendencies, and flexibly shifting between different tasks. I am interested in how these processes develop in typical school-age children, how they contribute to academic achievement, and why they go awry in neurodevelopmental conditions such as ADHD and preterm birth. I also investigate the neural mechanisms that support the development of cognitive control processes using neuroimaging techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG).

Co-authors (41)