Dr Richard Roche

Psychology, ALL Institute

Senior Lecturer

John Hume Building
SF15
(01) 7086069

Biography

I was employed as a Lecturer in Maynooth University’s Department of Psychology in 2005 following postgraduate and postdoctoral study in Trinity College Dublin; I have been Senior Lecturer as of October 2016. In Maynooth, I established Ireland’s first high-density EEG laboratory, with research interests in memory, spatial representation, psychosis, stroke, and decision-making. To date I have published 29 research articles and two books, and acted as Associate Editor for Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (2014-2016). I have received over €1,225,000 in research funding, and am currently involved in collaborations between Maynooth University and the Stroke Unit of Tallaght Hospital in Dublin, as well as the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dún Laoghaire. I served on the Neuroscience Ireland committee from 2005-2014, as Vice-President 2010-2012 and President 2012-2014, and was the founding President of the Irish Brain Council in 2013. I have been a staunch supporter of neuroscience advocacy, outreach and engagement with the public for the past number of years.

Books

  Year Publication
2009 Pioneering studies in cognitive neuroscience.
Roche, R.A.P., & Commins, S. (2009) Pioneering studies in cognitive neuroscience. : McGraw-Hill. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2011 'Learning and the brain: An overview'
Roche, RAP (2011) 'Learning and the brain: An overview' In: Affect and legal education: Emotion in learning and teaching the law. UK: Ashgate Publsihing Ltd. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'Event-related brain potentials reveal correlates of the transformation of stimulus functions through derived relations in healthy humans'
O’Regan, LM, Farina, FR, Hussey, I & Roche, RAP (2015) 'Event-related brain potentials reveal correlates of the transformation of stimulus functions through derived relations in healthy humans'. Journal of Brain Research, 1599 :168-177 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Psychopathology, Anxiety or Attentional Control: Determining the variables which predict IRAP performance'
Nicholson, E, Hopkins-Doyle, A, Barnes-Holmes, D & Roche, RAP. (2014) 'Psychopathology, Anxiety or Attentional Control: Determining the variables which predict IRAP performance'. Psychological Record, 64 :179-188 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Reduced duration mismatch negativity in adolescents with psychotic symptoms: A community based study'
Murphy, J.R., Rawdon, C., Twomey, D., Markey, P., Kelleher, I., Molloy, C., Dr Richard Roche, & Cannon, M. (2013) 'Reduced duration mismatch negativity in adolescents with psychotic symptoms: A community based study'. BMC Psychiatry, BMC Psychiatry, Vol. 13 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Reduced P300 amplitude during retrieval on a spatial working memory task in a community sample of adolescents who report psychotic symptoms'
Rawdon, C., Murphy, J.R., Blanchard, MM., Kelleher, I., Clarkes, M.C., Kavanagh, F., Cannon, M., & Dr Richard Roche (2013) 'Reduced P300 amplitude during retrieval on a spatial working memory task in a community sample of adolescents who report psychotic symptoms'. BMC Psychiatry, BMC Psychiatry, Vol. 13 [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Event related potential reveal language processing abnormalities and reduced lateralisation of language in adolescents with psychotic-like experiences'
Murphy, J.R., Blanchard, M.M., Rawdon, C., Kavanagh, F., Kelleher, I., Harley, M., Clarke, M.C., Dr Richard Roche, & Cannon, M. (2012) 'Event related potential reveal language processing abnormalities and reduced lateralisation of language in adolescents with psychotic-like experiences'. Schizophrenia Research, Schizophrenia Research, Vol. 137 :91-96 [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Subtle memory and attentional deficits revealed in an Irish stroke patient sample using domain specific cognitive tasks'
Duffin, J.T., Collins, D.R., Coughlan, T., O'Neill, D., Dr Richard Roche, & Commins, S. (2012) 'Subtle memory and attentional deficits revealed in an Irish stroke patient sample using domain specific cognitive tasks'. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Vol. 34 :864-875 [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Behavioural and electrophysiological effects of visual paired associate context manipulations during encoding and recognition in younger adults, older adults and older cognitively declined adults'
Hogan, M.J., Kenney, J.P.M., Keane, M.A., Dr Richard Roche, Moore, J.L., Kaiser, J., Lai, R., & Upton, N. (2012) 'Behavioural and electrophysiological effects of visual paired associate context manipulations during encoding and recognition in younger adults, older adults and older cognitively declined adults'. Experimental Brain Research, Experimental Brain Research, Vol. 216 :621-633 [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'An investigation of facial emotion recognition in adolescents with psychotic-like experiences: A school-based sample from the general population'
Roddy, S., Tiedt, L., Kelleher, I., Clarke, M.C., Murphy, J., Rawdon, C., Dr Richard Roche, Calkins, M.E., Richard, J.A., Kohler, C.G., & Cannon, M. (2012) 'An investigation of facial emotion recognition in adolescents with psychotic-like experiences: A school-based sample from the general population'. Psychological Medicine, Psychological Medicine, Vol. 28 :1-10 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Prolonged rote learning produces delayed memory facilitation and metabolic changes in the hippocampus of the ageing human brain'
Roche, R.A.P., Mullally, S.L., Hayden, J., Brennan, P., Doherty, C.P., Fitzsimons, M., McMackin, D., McNulty, J., Prendergast, J., Sukumaran, S., Mangaoang, M.A., Robertson, I.H. and O'Mara, S.M. (2009) 'Prolonged rote learning produces delayed memory facilitation and metabolic changes in the hippocampus of the ageing human brain'. BMC NEUROSCIENCE, 10 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'High-resolution ERP mapping of cortical activation related to implicit object-location memory'
Murphy, J.S., Wynne, C.E., O'Rourke, E., Commins, S., & Dr Richard Roche (2009) 'High-resolution ERP mapping of cortical activation related to implicit object-location memory'. Biological Psychology, Biological Psychology, Vol. 8 :234-245 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Hippocampal contributions to neurocognitive mapping in humans: A new model'
Roche, RAP, Mangaoang, MA, Commins, S & O’Mara, SM (2005) 'Hippocampal contributions to neurocognitive mapping in humans: A new model'. Hippocampus, 15 :622-641 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Electrophysiological and information processing variability predicts memory decrements associated with normal age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s Disease'
Hogan, MJ, Carolan, L, Roche, RAP, Dockree, PM, Kaiser, J, Bunting, B, Robertson, IH & Lawlor, B. (2006) 'Electrophysiological and information processing variability predicts memory decrements associated with normal age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s Disease'. Journal of Brain Research, 1119 :215-226 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Individual differences discriminate event-related potentials but not performance during response inhibition'
Roche, RAP, Garavan, H, Foxe, JJ & O’Mara, SM (2005) 'Individual differences discriminate event-related potentials but not performance during response inhibition'. Experimental Brain Research, 160 :60-70 [Details]
2004 'Behavioural and physiological impairments of vigilant attention after traumatic brain injury'
Dockree, PM, Kelly, SP, Roche, RAP, Reilly, RB & Robertson, IH (2004) 'Behavioural and physiological impairments of vigilant attention after traumatic brain injury'. Cognitive Brain Research, 20 :403-414 [Details]
2004 'Low-level visuomotor learning disrupts higher-order behavioural control'
Roche, RAP, Commins, S & O’Mara, SM (2004) 'Low-level visuomotor learning disrupts higher-order behavioural control'. IRISH JOURNAL 0F PSYCHOLOGY, 25 :16-25 [Details]
2004 'EG alpha power changes reflect response inhibition deficits after traumatic brain injury (TBI)'
Roche, RAP, Dockree, PM, Garavan, H, Foxe, JJ, Robertson, IH & O’Mara, SM (2004) 'EG alpha power changes reflect response inhibition deficits after traumatic brain injury (TBI)'. Neuroscience Letters, 362 :1-5 [Details]
2003 'Behavioural and electrophysiological correlates of visuomotor learning in a visual search task'
Roche, RAP & O’Mara, SM (2003) 'Behavioural and electrophysiological correlates of visuomotor learning in a visual search task'. Cognitive Brain Research, 15 :127-136 [Details]
2002 'Dissociable executive functions in behavioural control: Inhibition, error detection and correction'
Garavan, H, Ross, TJ, Murphy, K, Roche, RAP, & Stein, EA (2002) 'Dissociable executive functions in behavioural control: Inhibition, error detection and correction'. NeuroImage, 17 :1820-1829 [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2015 Cognitive approaches to attentional re-orienting in pseudo-neglect and hemineglect following stroke.
Forte, K. (2015) Cognitive approaches to attentional re-orienting in pseudo-neglect and hemineglect following stroke. NUI Maynooth: Thesis [Details]
2014 Investigating cognitive processing and cognitive recovery following stroke.
Duffin, J. (2014) Investigating cognitive processing and cognitive recovery following stroke. NUI Maynooth: Thesis [Details]
2014 Perceptual decision-making in the human brain using electrophysiological assays.
Twomey, D. (2014) Perceptual decision-making in the human brain using electrophysiological assays. NUI Maynooth: Thesis [Details]
2014 Memory performance in mild cognitive impairment.
Brady, N. (2014) Memory performance in mild cognitive impairment. NUI Maynooth: Thesis [Details]
2014 An investigation of spatial processing, gait and balance and stroke patients, relating to assessment and rehabilitation.
Walshe, E. (2014) An investigation of spatial processing, gait and balance and stroke patients, relating to assessment and rehabilitation. NUI Maynooth: Thesis [Details]
2013 Cognitive interventions for acquired brain injury.
Rogan, C. (2013) Cognitive interventions for acquired brain injury. NUI Maynooth: Thesis [Details]
2009 Behavioural and electrophysiological sequelae of stress during memory encoding, consolidation and reconsolidation.
Moore, J. (2009) Behavioural and electrophysiological sequelae of stress during memory encoding, consolidation and reconsolidation. NUI Maynooth: Thesis [Details]
2009 Neural bases of spatial learning and memory in humans.
Murphy, J. (2009) Neural bases of spatial learning and memory in humans. NUI Maynooth: Thesis [Details]
2009 Memory processing in adolescents at risk of schizophrenia.
Rawdon, C. (2009) Memory processing in adolescents at risk of schizophrenia. NUI Maynooth: Thesis [Details]
2009 Language processing in adolescents at risk of schizophrenia.
Murphy, J. (2009) Language processing in adolescents at risk of schizophrenia. NUI Maynooth: Thesis [Details]
2009 Behavioural and electrophysiological correlates of source memory in healthy and abnormal ageing.
Scanlon, P. (2009) Behavioural and electrophysiological correlates of source memory in healthy and abnormal ageing. NAUI Maynooth: Thesis [Details]