Helen Hodgetts

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   Position: Lecturer
   School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences
   E-mail: hhodgetts@cardiffmet.ac.uk
   Room No: D3.11



Teaching

 

Publications

Research Articles

  • Marsh, J.E., Sörqvist, P., Hodgetts, H. M., Beaman, C.P., & Jones, D.M. (2015). Distraction control processes in free recall: Benefits and costs to performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 41, 118-33. doi: 10.1037/a0037779
  • Hodgetts, H.M., Tremblay, S., Vallières, B., & Vachon, F. (2015). Decision support and vulnerability to interruption in a dynamic multitasking environment. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 79, 106 – 117.
  • Perham, N., Lewis, A., Turner, J., & Hodgetts, H. M. (2014). The sound of silence: Can imagining music elicit the mood and arousal effect? Current Psychology, 33(4), 610-629. DOI: 10.1007/s12144-014-9232-7.
  • Imbert, J.-P., Hodgetts, H. M., Pariseé, PR., Vachon, F., & Tremblay, S. (2014). The LABY microworld: A platform for research, system engineering, and training in air traffic control. Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Santa Monica, CA: HFES. (pp. 1038-1042).
  • Imbert, J.-P., Hodgetts, H. M., Pariseé, PR., Vachon, F., Dehais, F., & Tremblay, S. (2014). Attentional costs and failures in air traffic control notifications. Ergonomics, 57(12), 1817-1832.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., Vachon, F., & Tremblay, S. (2014). Background sound impairs interruption recovery in dynamic tasks: Procedural conflict? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28, 10 – 21.
  • Beaman, C.P., Hanczakowski, M., Hodgetts, H. M., Marsh, J.E., & Jones, D.M. (2013). Memory as discrimination: What distraction reveals. Memory & Cognition, 41, 1238 – 1251.
  • Perham, N., Whelpley, C., & Hodgetts, H. M. (2013). Impaired memory for syntactical information in poor readers. Memory, 21, 182-188.
  • Perham, N., Hodgetts, H. M., & Banbury, S. P. (2013). Mental arithmetic and non-speech office noise: an exploration of interference-by-content. Noise and Health, 15, 73-78.
  • Tremblay, S., Parmentier, F., Hodgetts, H. M., Hughes, R.W., & Jones, D.M. (2012). Disruption of verbal-spatial serial memory by extraneous air-traffic speech. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 1, 73-79.
  • Vallières, B., Hodgetts, H. M., Vachon, F., & Tremblay, S. (2012). Supporting Change Detection in Complex Dynamic Situations: Does the CHEX Serve his Purpose? Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
  • Packwood, S., Hodgetts, H. M., & Tremblay, S. (2011). A multi-perspective approach to the conceptualization of Executive Functions. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 33(4), 456-470.
  • Tremblay, S., Vachon, F., Lafond, D., & Hodgetts, H. M. (2010). Does teaming up make you less vulnerable to task interruption? Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (pp. 1605-1609). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (2007). Reminders, alerts and pop-ups: The cost of computer-initiated interruptions. In J. Jacko (Ed.), Human-Computer Interaction: Interaction Design and Usability, LNCS 4550. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. (pp. 818-826).
  • Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (2006). Interruption of the Tower of London task: Support for a goal activation approach. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 135, 103 – 115.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (2006). Contextual cues aid recovery from interruption: The role of associative activation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 32, 1120-1132.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (2006). Resuming an interrupted task: Activation and decay in goal memory. In R. Sun & N. Miyake (Eds.) Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2006), Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2506.
  • Hodgetts, H. M., & Jones, D. M. (2005). Interrupting problem solving: Effects of interruption position and complexity. In M. Katsikitis (Ed.), Past Reflections, Future Directions: Proceedings of the 40th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia (pp. 128-132).
  • Hodgetts, H.M., Farmer, E.W., Joose, M., Parmentier, F., Schaefer, D., Hoogeboom, P., van Gool., M., & Jones, D.M. (2005). The effects of party line communication on flight task performance. In D. de Waard, K. Brookhuis, R. van Egmond, and T. Boersema (Eds.), Human Factors in Design, Safety, and Management, (pp. 327 – 338). Maastricht, Netherlands: Shaker publishing.
  • Hoogeboom, P., Joose, M., Hodgetts, H.M., Straussberger, S., & Schaefer, D. (2004). Does the ‘silent cockpit’ reduce pilot workload? IEEE/AIAA 23rd Digital Avionics Systems Conference Proceedings.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (2003). Interruptions in the Tower of London task: Can preparation minimise disruption? Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Santa Monica, CA: HFES. (pp. 1000 – 1004).

Technical Reports
  • Patrick, J., Morgan, P., Ahmed, A., Hodgetts, H., Hutchins, P., Tombs, M., Scrase, G., & Watts, H. (2006). Effectiveness of coaching techniques in military training: Final report. Report to Qinetiq and Haldane-Spearman Consortium.
  • Hoogeboom, P., Hanson, E., Joosse, M., Hodgetts, H., Jones, D., Salmoni, A., Farmer, E., & Straussberger, S. (2004). Cognitive streaming project, report on work package 4: ‘Real World’ effects. Care Innovative Action, EUROCONTROL CARE-IA-CS-NLR-WP4-D4-02-C. Available: www.eurocontrol.int/care/innovative/projects2002/cs/

Conference Papers
  • Tremblay, S., Vachon, F., Lafond, D., & Hodgetts, H.M. (Sept, 2010). Does teaming up make you less vulnerable to task interruption? Paper presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Francisco, CA.
  • Marsh, J.E., Hodgetts, H.M., Beaman, C.P., & Jones, D.M. (Nov, 2009). Visual Distinctiveness of Target Words Reduces Semantic Auditory Distraction. Paper presented at APCAM, Boston, MA.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (July, 2007). Reminders, alerts and pop-ups: The cost of computer-initiated interruptions. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Beijing, China.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (Sept, 2005). Investigating interruptions: Processing-based limitations to goal memory. Paper presented at the XXII BPS Annual Cognitive Section Conference, Leeds, UK.
  • Hughes, R. W., Vachon, F., Hodgetts, H. M., & Jones, D. M. (Sept, 2005). Auditory distraction during serial recall: the changing state effect is not due to attentional capture. Paper presented at the XXII BPS Annual Cognitive Section Conference, Leeds, UK.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., Farmer, E.W., Joose, M., Parmentier, F., Schaefer, D., Hoogeboom, P., van Gool., M., & Jones, D.M. (Oct, 2004). The effects of party line communication on flight task performance. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Europe Chapter, Delft, Netherlands.
  • Hoogeboom, P., Joose, M., Hodgetts, H.M., Straussberg, S., & Schaefer, D. (Oct, 2004). Does the ‘silent cockpit’ reduce pilot workload? Paper presented at the 23rd Digital Avionics Systems Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (2003). Interruptions in the Tower of London task: Can preparation minimise disruption? Paper presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Denver, Colorado.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (Sept, 2003). Interrupting the Tower of London task: The role of the interruption lag. Paper presented at the XIII European Society of Cognitive Psychology Conference, Granada, Spain.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (Jan, 2003). Interruptions in the Tower of London task: Goal activation and retrieval. Paper presented at Experimental Psychology Society Conference, London, UK.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (Oct, 2002). E-mail interruptions: A plausible excuse for reduced productivity? University of Wales Postgraduate Psychology Conference, Gregynog Hall, Wales, UK.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (Oct, 2001). Interruptions in the Tower of London task. University of Wales Postgraduate Psychology Conference, Gregynog Hall, Wales, UK.

Conference Posters
  • Vallières, B., Hodgetts, H.M., Vachon, F., & Tremblay, S. (Sept, 2012). Supporting Change Detection in Complex Dynamic Situations: Does the CHEX Serve his Purpose? Poster presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Boston, MS. ** best student paper award (1st place)**
  • Vachon, F., Hodgetts, H.M., Vallières, B., & Tremblay, S. (July, 2010). Recovering from interruptions to a dynamic monitoring task: When sound slows you down. Poster presented at the 3rd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), Miami, Florida.
  • Vachon, F., Hodgetts, H.M., Vallières, B., & Tremblay, S. (May, 2010). Detecting transient changes in dynamic displays: When sound makes you “more” blind. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) 22nd Annual Convention, Boston, MA.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., Vachon, F., Champagne, J., Jones, D.M., & Tremblay, S. (April, 2010). Background sound impairs interruption recovery in dynamic tasks. Poster presented at the 1st Joint Meeting of the EPS and SEPEX, Granada, Spain.
  • Marsh, J.E., Hodgetts, H.M., Beaman, P., & Jones, D.M. (April, 2010). Semantic distraction in free recall: Modality differences reduce source-monitoring errors. Poster presented at the 1st Joint Meeting of the EPS and SEPEX, Granada, Spain.
  • Chamberland, C., Chamard, E., Hodgetts, H.M., & Tremblay, S. (Nov, 2009). Serial memory for lists of spoken items: An examination of talker location and voice changes. Poster presented at APCAM, Boston, MA.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., Marsh, J.E., Cowell, T.S., & Jones, D.M. (Nov, 2009). How low can you go? Deeper processing protects against interruption effects. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society Boston, MA.
  • Marsh, J.E., Hodgetts, H.M., Beaman, C.P., & Jones, D.M. (Nov, 2008). Auditory distraction impairs source memory: Evidence from output-editing. Poster presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Chicago, IL.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., Marsh, J.E., White, N., & Jones, D.M. (Sept, 2008). Dissociated effects of task switching and task interruption on verbal fluency. Poster presented at the British Psychological Society Cognitive Section meeting, Southampton, UK.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., Marsh, J.E., O’Neill, K., Packwood, S., & Jones, D.M. (July, 2007). Sorry, what did I say? Constant interruption impairs verbal fluency and output monitoring. Poster to be presented at the Experimental Psychology Society meeting, Liverpool, UK.
  • Marsh, J.E., Hodgetts, H.M., Thomas, S., & Jones, D.M. (July, 2007). Auditory distraction removes retrieval induced forgetting. Poster to be presented at the Experimental Psychology Society meeting, Liverpool, UK.
  • McDonald, E., Hodgetts, H.M., & Macken, W.J. (April, 2008). Executive planning is unimpaired in dyslexics: Evidence from interruption of the Tower of London task. Poster presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Marsh, J.E., Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (Nov, 2007). Semantic and perceptual determinants of within-modality distraction. Poster presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Long Beach, California.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., Morgan, P.L., & Jones, D.M. (April, 2007). Interrupting problem solving: Colour cues facilitate task resumption. Poster presented at Experimental Psychology Society Conference, Cardiff, UK.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., Morgan, P.L., & Jones, D.M. (Nov, 2006). Fortune favors the prepared mind: Encoding of contextual cues following warning of an interruption. Poster presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Houston, Texas.
  • Marsh, J.E., Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (Nov, 2006). Distraction within- and between-modalities: Semantic and perceptual determinants. Poster presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Houston, Texas.
  • Hughes, R.W., Vachon, F., Linsmith, G., Hodgetts, H. M. & Jones, D.M. (Nov, 2006). Auditory distraction: A unitary or duplex phenomenon? Poster presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Houston, Texas.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (July, 2006). Resuming an interrupted task: Activation and decay in goal memory. Poster presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Hughes, R.W., Vachon, F., Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (June, 2006). Breakdown of selective attention during serial recall: Evidence for two forms of auditory distraction. Poster presented at 3rd European Working Memory Symposium (EWOMS-3), Genoa, Italy.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (Sept, 2005). Interrupting problem solving: Effects of interruption position and complexity. Poster presented at the 40th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia. **Awarded poster session prize
  • Vachon, F., Hughes, R.W., Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (July, 2005). Attentional capture during serial recall by irrelevant deviations in voice: Further evidence for an algorithm-based approach to capture. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, Montreal, Canada.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (Nov, 2004). Interruption length and complexity: A goal activation approach. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., Champagne, J., Morgan, P., & Jones, D.M. (Sept, 2003). Interruptions in an air traffic control task. Poster presented at the XX BPS Annual Cognitive Section Conference, Reading, UK.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (July, 2002). Task interruptions and effects on performance. Poster presented at PSYPAG Annual Postgraduate conference, Cardiff, UK.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (July, 2002). Memory for suspended intentions in the Tower of London task. Poster presented at the Short-Term Memory Conference, Quebec, Canada.
  • Hodgetts, H.M., & Jones, D.M. (April, 2002). Interruptions: Applying a goal activation approach. Poster presented at Experimental Psychology Society Conference, Leuven, Belgium.

Profile

Helen gained a BSc in Applied Psychology and Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Cardiff University. She completed an ESRC post-doctoral fellowship and ESRC grant at Cardiff University, as well as a post-doctoral fellowship at Université Laval, Quebec, before joining Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2013 Helen’s research is broadly in the field of cognitive psychology, with particular interest in the effects of interruptions and distraction on task performance.

Grants

  • Hodgetts, H.M. (March 07). British Academy Overseas Conference Grant (ref. OCG-46404) awarded for attendance at the 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (£600).
  • Jones, D. M., Hodgetts, H.M., & Freeman, T. (June 06 – Nov 08). Now where was I? Cognitive models and support mechanisms for interrupted task performance. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC ref: RES-062-23-0101) (£193,342).
  • Hodgetts, H.M. (Nov 04 – Oct 05). Investigating interruptions: Interference effects in goal memory. Economic and Social Research Council Post-doctoral fellowship award (PTA-026-27-0662) (£28,579).
  • Hodgetts, H.M. (Sept 03). Grindley Grant Travel assistance award (£400).