Dr Lorna Goddard

Lorna is an expert in cognition and psychopathology, studying how memory and future thinking interact with emotion and the self-concept.

Staff details

Dr Lorna Goddard


Senior Lecturer




l.goddard (@gold.ac.uk)


Lorna is a Senior Lecturer in Goldsmiths. Her research focuses on clinical conditions, in particular the autism spectrum, where she has published extensively on autobiographical memory and its connection with self-deficits in autism. Lorna is also an accredited and practising cognitive behaviour therapist, specialising in the delivery of modified cognitive behaviour therapy for autism.

Grants and Awards

Lorna has received grant funding from the ESRC and British Academy

Publications and research outputs


Florez, Estephania; Cohen, Keren; Ferenczi, Nelli; Linnell, Karina J; Lloyd, Joda; Goddard, Lorna; Kumashiro, Madoka and Freeman, Jonathan. 2020. Linking Recent Discrimination-Related Experiences and Wellbeing via Social Cohesion and Resilience. Journal of Positive School Psychology, 4(1), pp. 92-104. ISSN 2717-7564

Crane, Laura; Batty, Richard; Adeyinka, Hanna; Goddard, Lorna; Henry, L.A. and Hill, Elisabeth L.. 2018. Autism diagnosis in the United Kingdom: Perspectives of autistic adults, parents and professionals. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(11), pp. 3761-3772. ISSN 0162-3257

Goddard, Lorna; O'Dowda, Holly and Pring, Linda. 2017. Knowing me, knowing you: Self defining memories in adolescents with and without an autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 37, pp. 31-40. ISSN 1750-9467

Research Interests

  • Autobiographical memory
  • Future thinking
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Executive Function
  • Visual perspective in self-representation
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Self-concept