Dr Clare Rathbone

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Clare is a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology. She joined the faculty in January 2012 and teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules.

Academic History

Teaching Fellow (2011-2012, University of Reading)

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow (2010-2011, University of Reading)

PhD Psychology (2006-2010, University of Leeds)


Research Interests

Clare’s research interests include: autobiographical memory in clinical populations, the nature of the self, remembering and imagining self-relevant information, and how semantic and episodic memory processes support the self.

Clare's research is currently funded by an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant (2012 - 2015; 'Memory and the self in ageing').

Outreach and Public Engagement

Clare's research has been cited in The Washington Post (2013), The Guardian (2011), and Closer Magazine (2009). She is a registered STEM Ambassador, responsible for encouraging younger generations to explore career options in science, technology, engineering and maths, and promoting public understanding of science.

Examples of outreach activities include:

‘What is the Self Worth?’ (May, 2013), Pegasus Theatre, Oxford. Wrote, produced and performed in a short stage production about memory and the self for a general audience.

‘Poetry and Memory’ (2011 to present). An on-going public engagement project with the Universities of Oxford, Reading and Birmingham, promoting the role of poetry in memory and well-being.

‘Can you trust your memory?’ (June, 2011) University of Reading. Presented an interactive lecture on human memory to a sixth form audience.

Publications

Rathbone, C.J., Salgado, S., Akan, M., Havelka, J., & Berntsen, D. (In press). Imagining the future: a cross-cultural perspective on possible selves. Consciousness and Cognition.

Rathbone, C.J. & Moulin, C.J.A. (In press). Switch-costs in the self-memory system. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Di Simplicio, M., Holmes, E.A., & Rathbone, C.J. (2015). Self-images in the present and future: role of affect and the bipolar phenotype. Journal of Affective Disorders. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2015.08.042.

Rathbone, C.J., Holmes, E.A., Murphy, S.E. & Ellis, J.A., (2015). Autobiographical memory and well-being in aging: the central role of semantic self-images. Consciousness & Cognition. DOI:10.1016/j.concog.2015.02.017.

Rathbone, C.J., & Moulin, C.J.A. (2015). 'Self-Images and Autobiographical Memory in Memory Impairment’ in L. Watson and D. Berntsen (Eds.) Clinical Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Rathbone, C.J., Ellis, J.A., Baker, I., & Butler, C.R. (2014). Self, memory, and imagining the future in a case of psychogenic amnesia. Neurocase.

Rathbone, C.J., & Steel, C. (2014). Autobiographical memory distributions for negative self-images: memories are organised around negative as well as positive aspects of identity. Memory.

Rathbone, C.J., & Moulin, C.J.A. (2014). Measuring autobiographical fluency in the self-memory system. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Craik, F.I.M., Barense, M.D., Rathbone, C.J., Grusec, J.E., Stuss, D.T., Gao, F., Scott, C.J.M., & Black, S.E. (2014). VL: A further case of erroneous recollection. Neuropsychologia.

Chessell, Z., Rathbone, C.J., Souchay, C., Charlesworth, L., & Moulin, C.J.A. (2014). Autobiographical Memory, Past and Future Events and Self-images in Younger and Older Adults. Self and Identity, 13(4), 380-397.

Bennouna-Greene, M., Berna, F. Conway, M.A., Rathbone, C.J., Vidailhet, P., Danion J., (2012). Self images and related autobiographical memories in schizophrenia. Consciousness & Cognition, 21(1), 247-57

Rathbone, C.J., Moulin, C.J.A, Holmes, E.A., & Conway, M.A. (2012). ‘Autobiographical Memory and the Self’, in Braisby N. and Gellatly A. (eds.) Cognitive Psychology (2nd Edition), Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Rathbone, C.J., Conway, M.A., & Moulin, C.J.A. (2011). Remembering and imagining: the role of the self. Consciousness & Cognition, 20(4), 1175-1182.

Ilman, N.A., Rathbone, C.J., Kemp, S., & Moulin, C.J.A. (2011). Autobiographical memory and the self in a case of transient epileptic amnesia. Epilepsy and Behavior, 21(1), 36-41.

Rathbone, C.J., & Moulin, C.J.A. (2010). When’s your birthday? The self-reference effect for dates. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 24(5), 737-743.

Tanweer, T., Rathbone, C.J., & Souchay C. (2010). Autobiographical memory, Autonoetic Consciousness and Identity in Asperger Syndrome. Neuropsychologia, 48(4), 900-908.

Rathbone, C.J., Moulin, C.J.A., & Conway, M.A. (2009). Autobiographical memory and amnesia: using conceptual knowledge to ground the self. Neurocase, 15(5), 405-418.

Rathbone, C.J., Moulin, C.J.A., & Conway, M.A. (2008). Self-Centred Memories: the Reminiscence bump and the Self. Memory & Cognition, 36(8), 1403-14.

Publications from RADAR

  • Rathbone, C, O'Connor, A, Moulin, C (2017) The tracks of my years: Personal significance contributes to the reminiscence bump. Memory and Cognition, 45 (1). pp. 137-150. [summary page]
  • Rathbone, CJ, Moulin, CJA (2016) Switch costs in the self-memory system. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70 (6). [summary page]
  • Rathbone, C, Holmes, E, Murphy, S, Ellis, J (2015) Autobiographical memory and well-being in aging: The central role of semantic self-images. Consciousness and Cognition, 33 pp. 422-431. [summary page]
  • Rathbone, C, Steel, C (2015) Autobiographical memory distributions for negative self-images: Memories are organised around negative as well as positive aspects of identity. Memory , 23 (4). pp. 473-486. [summary page]
  • di Simplicio, M, Holmes, E, Rathbone, C (2015) Self-images in the present and future: Role of affect and the bipolar phenotype. Journal of Affective Disorders, 187 pp. 97-100. [summary page]
  • Craik, F, Barense, M, Rathbone, C, Grusec, J, Stuss, D, Gao, F, Scott, C, Black, S (2014) VL: A further case of erroneous recollection. Neuropsychologia, 56 pp. 367-380. [summary page]
  • Rathbone, C, Ellis, J, Baker, I, Butler, C (2014) Self, memory, and imagining the future in a case of psychogenic amnesia. Neurocase, 21 (6). pp. 2014. [summary page]
  • Rathbone, C, Moulin, C (2014) Measuring autobiographical fluency in the self-memory system. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67 (9). pp. 1661-1667. [summary page]
  • Rathbone, C, Conway, M, Moulin, C (2011) Remembering and imagining: the role of the self. Consciousness and Cognition, 20 (4). pp. 1175–1182. [summary page]
  • Tanweer, T, Rathbone, C, Souchay, C (2010) Autobiographical memory, autonoetic consciousness, and identity in Asperger syndrome. Neuropsychologia, 48 (4). pp. 900–908. [summary page]
  • Rathbone, C, Moulin, C, Conway, M (2009) Autobiographical memory and amnesia: Using conceptual knowledge to ground the self. Neurocase, 15 (5). pp. 405-418. [summary page]
  • Rathbone, C, Moulin, C, Conway, M (2008) Self-centered memories: the reminiscence bump and the self. Memory & Cognition, 36 (8). pp. 1403-1414. [summary page]
  • Rathbone, CJ, Moulin, CJA (0) When’s your birthday? The self-reference effect for dates. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 25 (5). [summary page]
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