Dr Julia Shaw

Memory Scientist. Criminal Psychologist. PopSci Author of 'The Memory Illusion: Remembering, Forgetting, and the Science of False Memory'

Dr Julia Shaw is a senior lecturer and researcher in the Department of Law and Social Sciences at London South Bank University.

Dr Julia Shaw is the author of the popular science title "The Memory Illusion: Remembering, Forgetting, and the Science of False Memory", published on June 16th (2016) by Penguin Random House in the UK.

The book will also appear in twelve languages with several other international publishers in late 2016 and early 2017.

She is also a regular contributor to the popular science magazine Scientific American, hosting a series on how our memories can mislead us called "Memory Mondays".

Dr Julia Shaw is heavily involved in teaching classes on criminology and psychology at the undergraduate and graduate level, for which she has won two teaching excellence awards.

She has published research articles in various international academic journals, written chapters for textbooks, and gives guest lectures and conference presentations around the world.

Dr. Julia Shaw also consults as an expert on criminal cases, delivers police-training and military workshops, has evaluated offender diversion programs, and works to ensure best practices for dealing with vulnerable populations in business settings. She is also on the board of the European Association of Psychology and Law.

Her work has been featured in outlets such as Discovery Channel, The Times, BBC, CNN World, Der Spiegel, Russia Today, New York Magazine, The Telegraph, NPR, The Daily Mail, and Pour le Science.

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