The focus of this research group is on the application of knowledge of cognitive processes to real-world issues.
This developing research group, led by Dr Kate Williams, has emerged from increased cognitive research within the unit and increased collaboration with outside agencies, with a clear focus on the application of knowledge of cognitive processes to real-world issues. Williams’ work focuses on retrieval-induced forgetting and includes publication in the journal Memory and Cognition.
This expertise has also led to the start of our first interdisciplinary PhD supervision with humanities colleagues in the area of working memory influences on simultaneous translation by language interpreters (Dr Paul Hutchings). This activity has now also included bidding with private companies such as K-Sharp and Vindico on applied cognition projects involving technological capability and military training.
Staff working in this area:
- Dr Kate Williams (Research Group Leader)
Research Group Current Projects:
- Effects of auditory warnings on driver behaviour
- Collaboration with K Sharp on human factors research