Kathleen Flannery joined the faculty of the Psychology Department at Saint Anselm College in 1995, after completing two years as a Research Assistant Professor at Dartmouth Medical School. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from Brandeis University in 1993 and her A.B. in Psychobiology from Smith College in 1984.
Dr. Flannery's research examines cognitive abilities such as attention and memory. She is currently working with Dr. Mihaela Malita of the Computer Science Department to develop online cognitive test and Dr. Rajesh Prasad to create a brain computer interface device. Support for Dr. Flannery's work has come from funding through the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, National Science Foundation, Helen V. Brach Foundation, and New Hampshire-INBRE. Professor Flannery has published her research in journals such as Child Neuropsychology, The Journal of Learning Disabilities, and Cortex. She recently published a study examining the relationship between nonclinical dissociation and working memory in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Media with Isaac Saidel-Goley 11' and Erin Albiero 13'. Her many presentations at national (Society for Neuroscience) and regional (Eastern Psychological Society) conferences reflect research generated from her faculty-student teams in the Cognition and Virtual Reality Laboratory.