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Led by ​Drs Colloff and Flowe

We are lecturers, postdoctoral students, postgraduates and undergraduates with a keen interest in applied memory. Most of our work uses an experimental approach. Some of our current research topics include sexual violence & memory, memory retrieval process during lineup identification tests, and recall & metamemory processes.  We also enjoy having lab visitors. This year we have visitors from Australia, Kenya, Pakistan, and the United States. If you'd like to join us, feel free to get into touch and come to one of our lab meetings to find out more. Visit our lab website at

Project Leads

Dr Melissa Colloff, Co-Director of the Applied Memory Lab

Dr Colloff conducts research on applied memory and cognition. She mainly uses research and statistical modelling techniques from basic psychology to investigate memory and decision-making in the legal system. Dr Colloff is interested in both theoretical and applied aspects.

Dr Heather Flowe Co-Director of the Applied Memory Lab


Dr Flowe's research is centered on understanding episodic memory, particularly memory for criminal events, using both experimental and applied approaches. She is developing new methods for increasing memory retrieval accuracy in the legal system. Her work focuses on memory retrieval in lineup procedures and police interviews. Ultimately, she seeks to develop theoretically driven, memory enhancing, broad reach, low-cost procedures that can be integrated into legal systems and solve global challenges.

Dr Travis Seale-Carlisle 


Dr Seale-Carlisle received his BSc Psychology (Hons) degree from the University of California, San Diego, and completed his PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London. He researches eyewitness memory by 1) applying ROC analysis to forensically relevant experimental designs, and 2) testing new theories of eyewitness accuracy (e.g., the diagnostic feature-detection hypothesis). 

Danielle Hett, MSc


Danielle is in the final year of her PhD! She is investigating the role of metacognition in postraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She is interested in the role of maladaptive metacognitive beliefs in the development and maintenance of PTSD symptoms, and resilience factors that protect against PTSD.

Laura Stevens, BSc


Laura completed her undergraduate in Psychological and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Cambridge. She is investigating the memory process(es) underlying free recall performance in both basic and applied tasks.

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