Vicki Masters

Vicki Masters BSc Hons, PhD

Vicki Masters

Vicki Masters
BSc Hons, PhD

Research and Experimental Officer

Vicki Masters is a Research and Experimental Officer in the Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling at the University of Greenwich.

Vicki joined the university in 2007 as a research and experimental officer and has lectured on Academic and Personal Development; and Research Methods, Levels 4. She is currently lecturer for Research Methods, Level 5 on the undergraduate Psychology, and Psychology with Counselling programmes.

She is also responsible for providing technical support for student and staff research, incorporating specialist equipment such as eye-tracking hardware, computerised tests and experimental software (e.g. Superlab) as well as administrative support to the departmental Research Ethics Committee.

Vicki also manages the resources in the department such as equipment, tests and measures and booking research laboratories, as well as the online Research Participation Scheme (Sona Systems).

Posts held previously:

  • 2006-07: Freight Assistant, Kuehne & Nagel
  • 2005-06: Income Assistant, Greenwich Council
  • Research and Experimental Officer, Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
  • Lecturer on Research Methods, Level 5 on the undergraduate Psychology; and Psychology with Counselling programmes
  • Administrative support to the departmental Research Ethics Committee
  • Member of the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology (ATSiP), 2013-present

Vicki's PhD research focused on examining adaptive memory strategy use in older and younger adults. In particular, she is interested in determining whether performance in both single task and dual tasks can be improved following memory strategy training, and investigating the contribution of age and cognitive resources such as working memory capacity and cognitive flexibility to memory strategy use.

Masters, V. G., Patchay, S. and Thompson, T. (2013). The Effects of Strategy and Age on Memory Performance in Single and Dual tasks. [Poster]. CogDev 2013. Reading, United Kingdom.

Masters, V. G. (2013). Engaging Students in Research Participation. Association for Technical Staff in Psychology. (ATSiP) Annual Conference. Dublin, Ireland.

Masters, V. G., Patchay, S. and Thompson, T. (2011). Memory strategy enhances performance in single and dual tasking in young and healthy older adults. [Poster]. BPS Cognitive Section Annual Conference. Keele, United Kingdom.

Masters, V. G. (2011). Adaptive strategy use in single and dual-tasks. The Psypag Annual Conference. Bangor, United Kingdom.

Collin, V. G., Patchay, S. and Thompson, T. (2010). Working memory capacity and strategy use in single and dual-tasks. [Poster]. BPS Cognitive Section Annual Conference. Cardiff, United Kingdom.

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