Memory Research Group Conference and Launch Afternoon





Join us for an afternoon of short presentations, discussion, memory-related art and other activities.

With Key Note Speaker, Professor Fiona Gabbert:

Professor Fiona Gabbert is director of the Forensic Psychology Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has a hugely successful track record of research in Eyewitness Memory and Investigative interviewing, and has spent many years working with stakeholders in order to help communicate and translate what she has learned in that research to everyday practices within the police and judicial systems in Scotland, the rest of the UK and worldwide. The way she puts it is straightforward, ‘I am interested in the strengths and weaknesses of human memory. Much of my research has real-world application, focusing on Eyewitness Memory, Investigative Interviewing, and Suggestibility.’

Fiona is a lauded science communicator as well – her team were awarded the Corp Comms magazine ‘Best Communications By A Public Sector Organisation’ award for ‘The Death of Jane Doe: The Psychology of a Murder Investigation’. The January 2016 event was the first of a series of exciting immersive theatre events including ‘Rock around the Dock’, and ‘Top of the Cops! Murder on the Dancefloor’

  • Programme



13:00 Welcome


13:15 Introductory Talk: Ghost of a Dog: What in the world isn’t memory? – Dr Steve Darling (QMU)


13:45 Keynote Lecture: The Psychology of Investigative Interviewing - Prof. Fiona Gabbert (Goldsmiths’, University of London)


14:45 Coffee/tea break

During the coffee/tea break there will be an opportunity to view the poster displays showcasing research in memory.


15:15 QMU Presentations: Insightful and Impactful Studies in Memory


16:30 Panel Discussion


16:45 Wine and nibbles


All attendees are warmly encouraged to attend the wine and nibbles reception in the Piano Bar, where you will have the opportunity to view various artwork that is being presented as part of the MRG@QMU event.

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Event Details

Location Conference Suite and Piano Bar, Queen Margaret University Campus, Queen Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, EH21 6UU
Date & Time Start 18 April 2018
1:00pm End 18 April 2018
Cost Free Event
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