PhD Psychology (Aberdeen)


Professor Henry leads a group that particularly focuses on how social cognition and prospection are disrupted by normal adult ageing and clinical illness. Social cognition broadly refers to the processing of social information, such as the ability to recognise facial emotions, and to appropriately attend to eye gaze cues. Prospection refers to future-oriented cognitions and behaviours, such as prospective memory and episodic foresight.

Professor Henry's work has provided important insights into when and why these cognitive abilities break down, and the types of interventions that can be used to generate meaningful gains in these abilities.

Reflecting the importance of this work, Professor Henry has published more than 170 peer-reviewed papers in her career to date. These publications appear in high impact outlets that include Cognition, Developmental Science, Cortex, Psychology and Aging, Emotion, Brain, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, and Nature Reviews Neurology.

Professor Henry’s research has been cited more than 10,000 times in Scopus with Google Scholar listing more than 19,000 citations. Between 2011 and 2017, Professor Henry was Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Clinical Psychology. She is also currently an Associate Editor for Gerontology, and serves on a number of editorial boards, including Psychological Science.

Professor Henry is currently a Director of The Queensland Multidisciplinary Initiative for Neurocognitive Disorders (The Qld MIND Project). 

Professor and ARC Future Fellow in the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland. Affiliate Professor at The Queensland Brain Institute and at The Mater Research Institute.

1. Grainger, S. A., Matters, G., Vanman, E. J., & Henry, J. D. (in press). The influence of tears on older and younger adults’ implicit and explicit perceptions of sadness. Psychology and Aging.

2. Adams, A. G, Molenberghs, P., Schweitzer, D. & Henry, J. D. (2019), A meta-analytic review of social cognitive function following stroke. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 102, 400-416.

3. Henry, J. D., von Hippel, W. H., Molenberghs, P., Lee, T., & Sachdev, P. (2016). Clinical assessment of social cognitive function in neurological disorders. Nature Reviews Neurology, 12, 28-39.

4. Molenberghs, P. Johnson, H., Henry, J. D., & Mattingley, J. (2016). Understanding the minds of others: A neuroimaging meta-analysis. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 65, 276-291.

5. Bulley, A., Henry, J. D., & Suddendorf, T. (2016). Prospection and the present moment: the role of episodic foresight in intertemporal choices between immediate and delayed rewards. Review of General Psychology, 20, 29-47.