I joined Hull in September 2012, having been Head of the School
of Applied Psychology in my native Cork (2008-2012), and Professor
of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Surrey (1995-2008). I
feel honoured that each of these institutions have awarded me
Honorary Professorships, and I continue to collaborate with
academic in both Cork and Guildford.
Since joining Hull I have established the Departments Marketing
Committee, and have, since January 2014, been Director of Research,
as well as chairing the Department's Research Committee.
I am a Chartered Psychologist, and a Fellow of the British
I teach at all levels of our degree programmes, but my main
involvements are with Learning & Cognition (Year 2), where I
lecture on Thinking and Consciousness, and my final year optional
course on the Psychology of Sleep.
My primary research interests are in the measurement of
cognitive function; the factors that can protect (sleep, practice,
aptitude, genes, pharmaceuticals) or challenge (sleep loss,
circadian phase, pain, brain injury, age, inexperience)
performance, and the relevance of what we measure under controlled
laboratory circumstances to everyday functioning (e.g. activities
of daily living, work, driving, etc). I am increasingly interested
in the effects of disease and disability on sleep, and vice
versa. Much of my work is necessarily multidisciplinary, and
focuses increasingly on the biological and neurological
underpinning of cognitive performance.
Books & Journal
Groeger, J.A. (1997). Memory and remembering:
Everyday memory in context. London: Addison
Groeger, J.A. (2000).
Understanding Driving: applying cognitive psychology to
a complex everyday task. Hove, U.K.:
Groeger, J.A., (1998-2008; 2008-13).
Co-editor/ Editor. Transportation Research: Traffic
Psychology and behaviour. (Founded in 1998
with Talib Rothengatter).
peer-reviewed journal articles (since 2012)
Lo, C.Y., Dijk, D-J.,
Groeger, J.A. (in press). Comparing the effects of
nocturnal sleep and daytime napping on declarative memory
consolidation. PLoS ONE.
J.A., Stanley, N., Deacon, S., Dijk, D.J. (2014). Dissociating
Effects of Global SWS Disruption and Healthy Aging on Waking
Performance and Daytime Sleepiness. Sleep,
Kennedy, P.J., Clarke, G.,
O’Neill, A., Groeger, J.A., Quigley, E.M.M.,
Shanahan, F., Cryan, J.F. & Dinan, T.G. (2014). Cognitive
performance in irritable bowel syndrome: evidence of a
stress-related impairment in visuospatial memory. Psychological
Stephens, A.N. &
Groeger, J.A. Following slower drivers: Lead
driver status moderates driver’s anger and behavioural responses
and exonerates culpability (2014). Transportation Research Part F
Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 22,
Groeger, J.A., Archer, S.N., Gimenez, M.,
Schlangen, L.C.M., & Dijk, D.J. (2013). Morning Sleep inertia
in Alertness and Performance: Effect of Cognitive Domain and White
Light Conditions, PLoS ONE, 8(11):e79688.
Stephens, A.N., Trawley,
S.L., Madigan, R., & Groeger, J.A. (2013).
Drivers display anger-congruent attention to potential traffic
hazards. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2,
Groeger, J.A., Santhi, N., Arbon, E.L., Lazar,
A.S., Hasan, S., von Schantz, M, Archer, S.N, Dijk, D-J., (2012.).
Effects of partial and acute total sleep deprivation on performance
across cognitive domains, individuals and circadian phase.
PLoS ONE, 7(9). e45987.
Lázár, A., Slak, A, Lo, J.C.Y., Santhi, N.
von-Schantz, M., Archer, S.N., Groeger, J.A.,
& Dijk, D.J. (2012). Phenotypic variations in sleep timing,
psychological and health measures in the PER3 VNTR. Chronobiology
International, 29, 2, 131-146.
Boyle, J. Groeger, J.A,
Paska, W., Cooper, J.A., Rockett, C., Jones, S., Gandhi, P., Scott,
J. Atzori,, G. & Dijk, D.J. (2012). A method to assess the
dissipation of residual hypnotics: Eszopiclone versus Zopiclone.
Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 32(5):704-9.
Bettica, P., Squassante, L.,
Groeger, J.A., Gennery, B., Dijk, D.J., (2012).
Differential effects of a dual orexin receptor antagonist
(SB-649868) and zolpidem on sleep initiation and consolidation, SWS
and REM sleep in a model of situational insomnia.
Dijk, D.J., Stanley, N.,
Groeger, J.A., & Deacon, S. (2012). Enhanced
SWS and Improved Sleep Maintenance after Gaboxadol Administration
in a Traffic Noise Model of Transient Insomnia. Journal of
Kennedy, P.J., G. Clarke, G., Quigley, E.M.M.,
Groeger., J.A., Dinan., T.G., Cryan. J.F. (2012).
Gut Memories: Towards a Cognitive Neurobiology of Irritable Bowel
Syndrome. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews,