Dr Zara Bergström is a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology and Deputy Head of School. She is a member of the Cognition and Neuroscience Research group, and she teaches on a number of cognitive and neuroscience modules.
Zara's research investigates the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying long-term memory, with particular focus on memory retrieval control, forgetting, and memory distortions.
She uses a combination of behavioural and cognitive neuroscience techniques (primarily EEG) to address questions such as:
Zara teaches on and convenes a number of cognitive psychology/neuroscience modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including:
Zara is happy to consider supervision of research projects that are closely related to her area of expertise in cognitive neuroscience of memory (see publications). Please contact Zara directly to discuss potential supervision of PhD or postdoctoral projects.
Current PhD students:
Grants and Awards
|2018||Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant (Co-I)||£192,118|
|2018||Experimental Psychology Society Workshop Grant (PI)||£4030|
|2017||Faculty of Social Sciences Research Grant (PI)||£4870|
|2016||Public Engagement with Research Grant (PI)||£900|
|2016||Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant (PI)||£191,067|
|2013||Experimental Psychology Society Workshop Grant (Co-I)||£3500|
|2013||Experimental Psychology Society Small Grant (PI)||£2500|
|2013||Faculty of Social Sciences Research Grant (PI)||£2490|
Zara regularly reviews for cognitive neuroscience/psychology journals, and has reviewed for over 30 different journals in the past. She also reviews grants for funding bodies including the MRC, BBSRC, ESRC, and more.