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Stephen Badham

Associate Professor

School of Social Sciences


Stephen is an Associate Professor in Psychology. He teaches on a range of courses across the undergraduate and postgraduate psychology curriculum. He is also responsible for undertaking research based activities related to his expertise in cognitive ageing and memory.

Career overview

Stephen’s PhD was based on investigating age differences in associative memory:  Older adults can perform well at remembering individual pieces of information but struggle more relative to young adults when combining information (e.g., associating a name to a face). More recently his research has developed to investigate how older adults can use their knowledge and experience to reduce age deficits in memory. Stephen is open to collaborative opportunities and PhD applications related to cognitive ageing and memory.

Sponsors and collaborators


  • 2022 - NIHR (External PhD funding, DoS, £30,000): ‘Understanding pre-assessment counselling in dementia’
  • 2021 - BA (Co-Investigator,  £10,000): 'Supporting Financial Decision-Making in Older Adults'
  • 2020 - ESRC (Principle Investigator, £525,000, three years): ‘Evaluating Multisensory Stimuli as a Mechanism to Boost Cognition and Wellbeing in Old Age’ [ES/V000071/1]
  • 2017 - BIAL (Principle Investigator, €49,000) ‘Dissociating Working Memory and Inhibition Deficits as a Result of Healthy and Unhealthy Ageing’
  • 2016 - NTU Vice Chancellor Award (Co Investigator, £46,000) Trent Ageing Panel (funding to build an ageing research centre at NTU)
  • 2016 - NTU SPUR studentship (Principle Investigator, £2,250) ‘Uncertainty During Encoding can Result in Enhanced Memory’
  • 2012 - ESRC (Principle Investigator, £250,000): ‘Age Differences in the Implementation of Knowledge and Experience to Support Memory’ [ES/K002732/1]. University of Warwick
  • 2011 - IAS research fellowship (6-month bridging fellowship for publishing research from PhD) University of Warwick
  • 2008 - Warwick Postgraduate Research Fellowship. University of Warwick


  • Dr Kate Roberts (Nottingham Trent University)
  • Dr Harriet Allen (The University of Nottingham)
  • Dr Helen Henshaw (The University of Nottingham)
  • Dr Miriam Sang-Ah Park (Nottingham Trent University)
  • Dr Christopher Lo (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Dr Ireneous Soyiri (Hull-York Medical School, University of York)
  • Dr Vicenza Capone (University of Naples, Italy)
  • Dr Nobuhiko Goto (Kyoto Notre Dame University, Japan)
  • Dr Mohsen Joshanloo (Keimyung University, South Korea)
  • Dr Trevor Crawford (Lancaster University)
  • Dr Alex Sumich (Nottingham Trent University)
  • Dr Christina Howard (Nottingham Trent University)
  • Dr Adam Sanborn (University of Warwick)
  • Prof. Elizabeth Maylor (University of Warwick)
  • Dr Marie Poirier (City University London)
  • Dr Claire V Hutchinson (University of Leicester)