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Ms. Chloe Fawns-Ritchie

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Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, University of Edinburgh
“Embodied cognition: How does focal motor impairment in Motor Neuron Disease influence processing of action verbs?”
Master of Arts, University of Edinburgh
“Letter fluency in Motor Neuron Disease: Is there a specific action word deficit?”
2015Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Edinburgh
The role of health literacy and cognitive ability in health


Chloe Fawns-Ritchie is working as a research assistant at the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology (CCACE) and for the Cognitive Assessment work package of the Dementias Platform UK (DPUK). Chloe specialises in developing cognitive assessments to be adminstered in cognitive ageing research. She has extensive knowledge of cognitive testing and psychometrics, as well as experience training individuals to adminster cognitive tests.

During her time working with CCACE and DPUK, Chloe has work on developing an enhanced cognitive assessment for the UK Biobank study, and developing the cogntivie assessment and providing cognitive training to interviewers in the Healthy AGeing In Scotland (HAGIS) study. 

Chloe is currently working towards her PhD in Psychology (part-time) where she is investigating the association between health literacy and cognitive function and their association with health behaviours and health outcomes in older adults. 

Research Interests

  • Understanding the association between cognitive function and health and financal literacy.
  • Determining the role that cognitive function plays in the relationship between health and financial literacy with health and financial outcomes. 
  • Identifying health and lifestyle predictors, that are potentially modifiable, that influence the rate of cognitive change in ageing.


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