Dr Claudia von Bastian

Department of Psychology

Lecturer

C.C.vonBastian@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 6560

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Dr Claudia von Bastian
Department of Psychology
Cathedral Court
1 Vicar Lane
Sheffield
S1 2LT
Qualifications
  • PhD Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland (summa cum laude)
  • MSc Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland (summa cum laude)
Research interests

Cognitive plasticity through short-term interventions (e.g. working memory training) and life-long experiences (e.g. bilingualism); individual differences and age-related change in cognitive abilities, in particular executive functions and working memory; development of Tatool, an open-source experiment software).​

Publications

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Journal articles

Chapters

  • von Bastian C, Guye S & De Simoni C (2019) How strong is the evidence for the effectiveness of working memory training? In Novick JM, Bunting MF, Dougherty MR & Engle RW (Ed.), Cognitive and Working Memory Training Perspectives from Psychology, Neuroscience, and Human Development (pp. 58-75). Oxford University Press, USA RIS download Bibtex download
  • Guye S, Röcke C, Mérillat S, von Bastian CC & Martin M (2016) Adult Lifespan, Cognitive Training (pp. 45-55). Springer International Publishing RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

Grants
  • 2018 - present: "Assessing functional ability in older adults", PI, White Rose University Consortium, Collaboration Fund, GBP 9,619
    • Co-Lead Academics: Richard Allen, University of Leeds, and Fiona McNab, University of York
    • Co-Is: Tom Stafford, University of Sheffield, George Pavlidis, Sheffield International Faculty City College, Thessaloniki (Greece), James Stone, University of Leeds, Alan Baddeley, University of York
    • Collaborators: Jessica Andrews-Hanna, University of Arizona (USA), André Locher (Tatool Web)
  • 2018 - present: "Limits when multi-tasking", Co-I, British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant, GBP 9,983
    • PI: Candice Morey, Cardiff University
    • Co-I: Evie Vergauwe, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2016 – present:  Collaborator: “Plasticity of large-scale neural connectivity following working memory training”, PIs: Kathrin Koch and Igor Yakushev, Technische Universität München, Germany, German Research Foundation (DFG), EUR 336 169 (approx. GBP 281 130)
  • 2016 – 2017:  Advisor: “Features of an adequate control group for cognitive training studies”, PI: Carla De Simoni, University of Zurich, Switzerland, Suzanne and Hans Biäsch Foundation for Applied Psychology, CHF 35 000 (approx. GBP 26 900)
  • 2014 – present:  Advisor: “Individual differences in the effectiveness of working memory training in older adults”, PI: Sabrina Guye, University of Zurich, Switzerland, Suzanne and Hans Biäsch Foundation for Applied Psychology, CHF 49 600 (approx. GBP 38 240)
  • 2013 - 2016: "Transfer effects of function-based working-memory training", Co-PI, Swiss National Science Foundation, CHF 219,690
  • PI: Klaus Oberauer, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2012 - 2014: "Is there a bilingual executive processing advantage?" , Co-I, Suzanne and Hans Biäsch Foundation for Applied Psychology, CHF 33,680
    • PI: Miriam Gade, Medical School Berlin
    • Co-I: Alessandra Souza, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2011 - 2013: "Neural correlates of working memory training", PI, Suzanne and Hans Biäsch Foundation for Applied Psychology, CHF 48,906
  • 2011 - 2012: "Training and transfer effects in working memory across the life-span", Advanced PhD student scholarship, University of Zurich, Switzerland, CHF 40,365
  • 2009 - 2011: "Training and transfer effects in working memory", PhD student scholarship, University of Zurich, Switzerland, CHF 78,093