I am a senior lecturer in psychology, and I teach across the psychology programmes, but mostly on cognitive psychology and memory (which is my true academic muse!).

I also teach in the critically important area of quantitative research methods, an area that is crucial to all useful scientific progress, and gives us a set of tools to separate reliable observations from pontifications, opinion, spin and even fake news!

My research is on human memory, particularly human visual memory. I think that sometimes we overlook the importance of mental activity that cannot easily be verbalised: we are somewhat overawed by the wonder of language and all it allows us to do. Yet a large portion of our brains are dedicated to processing visual information.

I research to understand a little more about how visual information helps us to exist in the world. As an example, some of my work focuses on how adding visual information might help us remember material. One reason for doing this is that it may help provide a pointer as to how we ‘write’ information about the events we experience to our long-term-memories – in other words, it might help us understand how we write the stories of our lives.

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