Valerie van Mulukom

Cognitive Scientist, Coventry University

My primary interests are in the cognitive science of imagination, memory, and belief, which I examine using methods from experimental psychology, social psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. My interest in belief extends from religious beliefs to so-called 'secular' beliefs: the beliefs that non-religious individuals hold, and their functions.


  • 2016–present
    Research Fellow in Psychology, Coventry University
  • 2015–2016
    Postdoctoral researcher, The University of Oxford
  • 2014–2015
    Postdoctoral researcher, Aarhus University


  • 2014 
    University of Auckland, PhD in Psychology