Graham Hitch

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Graham Hitch
Graham James Hitch
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge (PhD)
Known forWorking memory
Scientific career
Cognitive Psychology[1]
InstitutionsUniversity of York
University of Sussex
University of Manchester
Lancaster University
University of Stirling
ThesisOrganisation and retrieval in immediate memory (1972)
InfluencesAlan Baddeley
InfluencedNeil Burgess[2]

Graham Hitch is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of York, best known for his work with Alan Baddeley in developing a Working Memory Model.[3][4]


He gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from the University of Cambridge, before gaining a Master of Science degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Sussex.[citation needed] He then returned to Cambridge to complete his PhD in 1972.[5]

Career and research[edit]

He has worked as a research fellow at the University of Sussex (1971–1972) and the University of Stirling (1972–1974), and as a scientist on the Medical Research Council of the Applied Psychology Unit based in Cambridge (1974–1979). He has more recently been employed as a Lecturer at the University of Manchester (1979–1990), and as a Professor at the University of Lancaster (1991–2000), before moving to the University of York in 2000.


  1. ^ Graham Hitch publications indexed by Google Scholar Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Burgess, Neil; Hitch, Graham J. (1999). "Memory for serial order: A network model of the phonological loop and its timing". Psychological Review. 106 (3): 551–581. doi:10.1037/0033-295X.106.3.551. ISSN 0033-295X.
  3. ^ Baddeley, Alan D.; Hitch, Graham (1974). "Working Memory". 8: 47–89. doi:10.1016/S0079-7421(08)60452-1. ISSN 0079-7421.
  4. ^ Baddeley, Alan D.; Hitch, Graham J. (1994). "Developments in the concept of working memory". Neuropsychology. 8 (4): 485–493. doi:10.1037/0894-4105.8.4.485. ISSN 1931-1559.
  5. ^ Hitch, Graham James (1972). Organisation and retrieval in immediate memory. (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge.