Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Nicole Sugden

Dr Nicole Sugden

PhD, B.Psych (Hons)

Profile

Nicole completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) degree at CSU in 2008. She then undertook a PhD at CSU and recently submitted her doctoral thesis. Nicole's PhD was titled "The prospective memory concerns questionnaire: An investigation of self-reported prospective memory and its relation to clinical disorders, ageing, naturalistic prospective memory, personality, and social desirability". This research involved the development of a scale that assessed individuals' concerns about prospective memory lapses, and the investigation of several demographic and personality variables associated with prospective memory failures.

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Teaching:

Foundations of Psychology for the Health & Human Services

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Research:

Nicole's research interests include:

  • memory, specifically, prospective memory (remembering to perform in action at an appropriate time e.g. appointments)
  • ageing
  • scale construction and measurement issues

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Conference presentations

Sugden, N. Development of the Prospective Memory Concerns Questionnaire (PMCQ): Individual differences and measurement issues in prospective memory. Poster presented at the 4th International Conference on Prospective Memory in Naples, Italy, May 26-30, 2014.

Sugden, N. Prospective memory: A theoretical evaluation and the development of a standardised questionnaire. The 13th Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference, Sydney, November 25, 2013.

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