Dr Claudia Von Bastian

Address
Department of Psychology
University of Sheffield
Cathedral Court
1 Vicar Lane, Sheffield, S1 2LT
Tel:  +44 (0)114 2226
Email:  C.C.vonBastian@sheffield.ac.uk

Lab Website:  www.claudiavonbastian.com


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 (www.tatool-web.com).​

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

Publications

A list of key publications can be found below.  For a full list of publications please click here

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers