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bernice wright

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)


Bernice teaches across all years of the undergraduate Psychology course and on one MSc module.

Career overview

Prior to her role at NTU, Bernice held a postdoctoral position at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London. She also completed a MRC funded PhD studentship assessing the impact of environmental noise on cognitive performance in psychosis at the IoPPN.

Research areas

Bernice is interested two broad topics:

1) how stressors and individual differences affect cognitive performance

2) improving functional outcome in individuals with schizophrenia.


Antonova, A, Amaratunga, K, Wright. B, Ettinger, U, Kumari, V. (2016). Schizotypy and Mindfulness: Magical Thinking without Suspiciousness Characterises Mindfulness Meditators. Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, 5, 1-6.

Wright. B., Peters, E., Ettinger, U., Kuipers, E., & Kumari, V. (2016). Moderators of noise-induced cognitive change in healthy adults. Noise and Health, 18(82), 117-132.

Wright. B., Peters, E., Ettinger, U., Kuipers, E., & Kumari, V. (2016). Effects of environmental noise on cognitive (dys)function in schizophrenia: A pilot within-subjects experimental study. Schizophrenia Research, 173(1), 101-108.

Wright, B., Peters, E., Ettinger, U. & Kumari, V. (2014). Understanding noise-stress induced cognitive impairment and its implications for schizophrenia. Noise and Health 16(70), 166-176.

Tibber, M. S., Anderson, E. J., Bobin, T., Antonova, E., Seabright, A., Wright, B., & Dakin, S. C. (2013). Visual surround suppression in schizophrenia. Frontiers in psychology 4(88), 1-13.