I am a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Aston University, UK.
I am interested broadly in memory and cognition, but particularly in memory for past events and experiences (i.e., episodic or autobiographical memory). I study factors that shape what we remember or believe about these past experiences, including processing fluency, visual imagery, and evidence. I often apply my research to issues in legal psychology, especially investigative interviewing and eyewitness memory. However, I am also interested in other applications of memory research, for example in the domains of education and health.
My research has been funded most recently by the Leverhulme Trust, and previously by the Richard Benjamin Trust, British Psychological Society, British Academy, Higher Education Academy, and Wellcome Trust. In recent years I have been a co-investigator on projects funded by the European Union FP7, and the UK's College of Policing.