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