Dr Caroline Edmonds
Reader, School of Psychology
Health Promotion and Behaviour Research Group, Developmental Psychology Research Group, Psychology
My research is concerned with the effect of nutrition on behaviour and the long term impact of interventions.
I completed my BSc Psychology at Goldsmiths College, before moving to UCL for my PhD. I then spent seven years as a research fellow at the MRC Childhood Nutrition Research Centre at the Institute of Child Health, UCL, a research institute affiliated to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, before coming to UEL in 2007.I am Athena Swan Champion for the School of Psychology.
I lead the Health Promotion and Behaviour Research Group.
My research spans three main areas of interest, which are detailed below. I am happy to receive enquiries from students who are interested in completing a PhD on my main research interests.
I am also interested in the cognitive processes by which we mentally transform our own perspective so that it aligns with the perspective of another.My personal webpage can be found here.
Publicly available research outputs are available to download from UEL's Research Open Access Repository (ROAR).
Andersson, H., Sinclair, J., Knight, A., Buscombe, R., Edmonds, C.J., Bottoms, L. (2016). The effect of carbohydrate mouth rinse on a 30-minute arm cranking performance. Comparative Exercise Physiology, 12 (1), 41-47. ROAR
Benton, D., Braun, H., Cobo, J.C., Edmonds, C., Elmadfa, I., El-Sharkawy, A., Feehally, J., Gellert, R., Holdsworth, J., Kapsokefalou, M., Kenney, W.L., Leiper, J.B., Macdonald, I.A., Maffeis, C., Maughan, R.J., Shirreffs, S.M., Toth-Heyn, P., Watson, P. (2015). Executive summary and conclusions from the European Hydration Institute expert conference on human hydration, health, and performance. Nutrition Reviews, 73 (S2), 148-150.
Gardner, M.R., Brazier, M. Edmonds, C.J, Gronholm, P.C. (2013). Strategy modulates spatial perspective-taking: evidence for dissociable disembodied and embodied routes. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience; Perspective Taking: building a neurocognitive framework for integrating the “social” and the “spatial”. ROAR
Ranpura, A., Isaacs, E., Edmonds, C.J., Rogers, M., Lanigan, J., Singhal, A., Clayden, J., Clark, C., Butterworth, B. (2013). Developmental trajectories of grey and white matter in dyscalculia. Trends in Neuroscience and Education, 2, 56-64.
Edmonds, C.J., Crombie, R., Gardner, M.R. (2013). Subjective thirst moderates changes in speed of responding associated with water consumption. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience; Nutritional influences on human neurocognitive functioning,7:363. ROAR
Pawson, C., Gardner, M.R., Doherty, S., Martin, L., Soares, R, Edmonds, C.J. (2013). Fluid availability is associated with enhanced examination performance in adults. Psychology Teaching Review, 19 (1), Spring 2013.
Booth, P, Taylor, B., Edmonds, C.J. (2012). Water supplementation improves visual attention and fine motor skills in schoolchildren. Education and Health, 30 (3), 75-79.
Gardner, M.R., Sorhus, I., Edmonds, C.J., & Potts, R. (2012). Sex differences in imagined spatial transformations of the human body. Acta Psychologica, 140, 1-6.
Gronholm, P.C., Flynn, M., Edmonds, C.J. & Gardner, M.R. (2012). Empathic and non-empathic routes to visuospatial perspective taking. Consciousness and Cognition, 21, 494-500.
Fewtrell, M., Edmonds, C.J., Isaacs, E., Bishop, N. Lucas, A. (2011). Aluminium exposure from parenteral nutrition in preterm infants and later health outcomes. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 70 (3), 299-304.
Edmonds, C.J. (2010). Does having a drink of water help children think? A summary of some recent findings. School Health, 6 (5), 58-60.
Edmonds, C.J., Isaacs, E.B, Cole, T.J., Rogers, M., Lanigan, J., Singhal, A., Gringras, P., Denton, J., & Lucas, A. (2010). The effect of intrauterine growth on verbal IQ scores in childhood: A study of monozygotic twins. Pediatrics, 126 (5), e1095-e1101. ROAR
Edmonds, C.J. & Jeffes, B. (2009). Does having a drink help you think? 6–7 year old children show improvements in cognitive performance from baseline to test after having a drink of water. Appetite, 53, 469-472. ROAR
Fewtrell, M.S., Bishop, N.J., Edmonds, C.J., Isaacs, E.B. & Lucas, A.L. (2009). Aluminium exposure from intravenous feeding solutions and later bone health: 15 year follow-up of a randomised trial in preterm infants. Pediatrics, 124, 1372-1379. ROAR
Edmonds, C.J., Isaacs, E.B., Visscher, P.M., Rogers, M., Lanigan, J., Singhal, A., Lucas, A., Butterworth, B., Gringras, P., Denton, J., & Deary, I.J. (2008). Inspection Time and cognitive abilities in twins aged 7 to 17 years: development, heritability and genetic covariance. Intelligence, 36, 210-225. ROAR
Edmonds,C.J. & Pring, L. (2006). Generating inferences from written and spoken language: a comparison of children with visual impairment and children with sight. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 24, 337-351.ROAR
Isaacs, E.B., Edmonds, C.J., Chong, W.K., Lucas, A., Morley, R., & Gadian, D.G. (2004) Brain morphometry and IQ measurements in preterm children. Brain, 127, 2595-2607.
Isaacs, E.B., Edmonds, C.J., Chong, W.K., Lucas, A. & Gadian, D.G. (2003). Cortical anomalies associated with visuospatial processing deficits. Annals of Neurology, 53, 468-773.
Isaacs, E.B., Edmonds, C.J., Lucas, A. & Gadian, D.G. (2001). Calculation difficulties in children of very low birthweight: a neural correlate. Brain, 124, 1701-1707.
Edmonds, C.J. (2012). Water, hydration status, and cognitive performance. In, L. Riby, M. Smith & J. Foster, Nutrition and Mental Performance: A Lifespan Perspective. Palgrave Macmillan
Hydration Status, thirst and thinking – the role of water consumption on cognitive reflection.
Co-PI with Dr Volker Thoma and Olivia Patsalos (UEL)
2014 £43,766 Sir Halley Stewart Trust
School readiness in children who underwent hypothermia treatment for neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy.
Co-PI with Dr Brigitte Vollmer, University of Southampton, University Hospital, Southampton NHS Trust, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
2010 £15,000 Nestec Equipment grant
2010 £65,000 Nestec PhD Studentship
PhD title: The effects of water consumption on schoolchildren’s cognitive function and mood.
1994 Nuffield Undergraduate Research Bursary
I contribute to Developmental Psychology modules on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. I supervise research students at all levels, including BSc, MSc, PhD and Professional Doctorates.
PY5203 Developmental Psychology
PY6301 Professional Studies in Psychology
PY6309/10 Advanced Developmental Psychology
PY7152 Developmental Psychology