James joined the department in July 2014 after spending five years in the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology (ICRFP) at the University of Portsmouth (UK).
He is an Honorary Lecturer (and Visiting Scholar) with the Department of Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, and an External Member of the ICRFP.
James is an applied cognitive psychologist. He's interested in memory, decision-making and confidence, particularly in the area of psychology and law.
More specifically, he's interested in developing better ways to test eyewitnesses' memories, and ways to discriminate between memory judgements that are more or less likely to be reliable.
He is also interested in the effects of videogames on cognition and behaviour.