Angela Bonner

P/T Lecturer (Hrly) - Psychology

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

I graduated from Staffordshire University with a BSc in Psychology. I am currently undertaking a PhD and my area of research is glucose-regulation and cognition. My Thesis (Investigating the effects of glucose and gluco-regulation on executive cognitive functioning) examines the relationship between glucose and gluco-regulation and cognition. I am utilising EEG to monitor event-related potentials alongside monitoring blood-glucose levels to investigate the potential role of glucose-regulation and elevated glucose levels on specific memory components.

By exploring the behavioural effects of elevated blood-glucose alongside neuroimaging data my PhD programme aims to gain further understanding of the mechanisms through which glucose-regulation and glucose are mediating cognition.

My PhD supervisory team comprises Dr Jade Elliott, Prof Marc Jones and Dr Benjamin Dering.

Professional memberships and activities

British Psychological Society

Academic qualifications

BSc (Hons) Psychology (First Class), Staffordshire University

Research interests

The effects of glucose and gluco-regulation on cognitive functioning.
The long term effects of nutrition on gluco-regulation.


Introduction to Research Methods

Foundations of Psychology

Perspectives in Psychology


Elliott, Jade M., & Bonner, Angela (2014) The influence of glucose ingestion on memory for emotional stimuli during a cognitively demanding dual-tasking paradigm. Poster presented at the British Psychological Society Cognitive Psychology Section Conference, Nottingham, England.

Bonner, Angela., Elliott, Jade. M., Jones, M. V., & Dering, B. (2015) Do so-called inert substances used in experimental and placebo drinks, such as non-nutritive sweeteners or flavour masks, produce differential cognitive effects? Talk presented at the British Psychological Society Psychobiology Section Conference, Windermere, England.

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021