Memory & ageing lab

Researchers in the Memory & ageing lab investigate how we remember and why we forget, both in the short- and long-term memory domains. We are also very interested in memory in more applied settings, including ageing and forensic and clinical situations.

We examine areas such as:

  • what are the mechanisms underlying forgetting
  • ‘working memory’ processes including short-term memory and attention
  • visual working memory and the roles of verbalisation and long-term memory
  • how we associate, or ‘bind’ related information in working memory
  • variables and contexts which affect eyewitness memory and how we can improve eyewitness memory 
  • nutritional effects on memory and attention
  • memory and psychopathology

Our ageing research has focused upon:

  • the effects of healthy adult ageing on working memory processes
  • visual working memory
  • ageing and visual feature binding
  • the status of inhibitory and interference processes in normal ageing

We also research memory difficulties in psychopathology, including:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • schizotypy and schizophrenia
  • dissociation
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • offenders and victims of crime
  • repressive coping

Research opportunities

There are intern and PhD opportunities within the lab. We have many national and international collaborators including researchers in India, USA, Canada and Europe. Please get in touch with us to find our more about the opportunities available to you.

Contact us

Room 676
Graham Hills Building
40 George Street
Glasgow
G1 1QE


+44 (0) 141 548 2700