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Giuliana Mazzoni

Professor of Psychology, University of Hull

Human memory represents my main research interest, and more specifically I study how personal memories are remembered in normal people and in those whose ability to remember is exceptional. I believe in disseminating the results of research to the larger public. My work on memory has been featured in newspapers and magazines in the UK (among many, The Sunday Times) and around the world (among many,The Washington Post). In addition to regular scientific talks (more than 250 so far), I am frequently asked to give lectures to the general public (e.g. Cheltenham Literary Festival; Edinburgh Science Festival; Genova Science Festival; TEDx talks), lawyers and judges, and my work is frequently featured in talk shows and documentaries (e.g. BBC4 Woman's Hour; BBC4 Imperfect Past; BBC3 Night Waves; Italian National Television; Channel 4 -The Boy Who Can't Forget). I also study pain and placebo analgesia and this work too has been featured by the media (Discovery, The Scientist, Swedish National Television, among others). I enjoy collaborations with artists (see the False Memory Archive; The Not Knowns theatre project, both funded by the Wellcome Trust).
For academic credentials, scientific publications and grants visit my website


  • –present
    Professor of Psychology, University of Hull


Honorary Directors' Member, Italian Psychology and Law Society