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    I study human memory, cognition, and social influence, with a particular interest in applications of these topics to issues in educational and legal psychology. My research focuses on themes such as:

    • people's ability to remember past events and experiences, and information they have learned
    • various factors that can shape or distort what we remember/believe
    • how people engage with, and respond to, feedback about their performance and memories
    • how we can help people to remember more effectively

    My research has been funded by the Assessments & Qualifications Alliance (AQA), Leverhulme Trust, Wellcome Trust, European Union FP7, College of Policing, Higher Education Academy, British Academy, British Psychological Society, and Richard Benjamin Trust.


    • PhD Psychology - University of Warwick (2010)
    • BSc (Hons) Psychology - University of Warwick (2006)
    • Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching - University of Surrey (2012)

    Funding Applications and Awards

    • Assessments & Qualifications Alliance (2019) - Co-I, £24,567
    • Leverhulme Trust (2017-2019) - PI, £98,236
    • Wellcome Trust (2015) - PI, £4,013
    • Higher Education Academy (2014-2015) - Joint PI, £29,389
    • College of Policing (2013) - Co-I, £33,035
    • European Union FP7 (2012-2016) - Co-I, ~€3M, of which ~€250K to Uni. of Surrey
    • British Academy (2012-2013)  - PI, £9,218
    • Richard Benjamin Memorial Trust (2011-2012) - PI, £9,078
    • British Psychological Society (2011) - PI, £1,400

    External Connections and Partnerships

    • Governing board: Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (2018 - Present)
    • Associate Editor: Legal & Criminological Psychology (2020 - Present)
    • Editorial board: Psychology, Crime & Law (2014 – Present)
    • Senior Fellow: Higher Education Academy
    • External examiner: BSc/MA/MSocSci Psychology, University of Glasgow (2018 - Present)
    • Associate member: Forensic Psychology Unit, Goldsmiths University of London

    Teaching Activity

    PY1118 Social Psychology 1
    PY3007 Investigative Interviewing

    PhD Supervision

    • Chris Delivett (Principal supervisor, 2018 - Present)
    • Nicholas Alexander (Associate supervisor, 2017 - Present)
    • Alena Nash (Principal supervisor, 2016 - 2019)
    • Naomi Klepacz (Principal supervisor, 2011 - 2015)

    Contact Details

    Room: SW507b
    Tel: 0121 204 4522 

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Robert A. Nash is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Episodic Memory Medicine & Life Sciences
    Interviews Medicine & Life Sciences
    witness Social Sciences
    Research Medicine & Life Sciences
    Communication Medicine & Life Sciences
    luxuries Social Sciences
    Students Medicine & Life Sciences
    legal process Social Sciences

    Research Output 2009 2019

    Building Feedback Literacy: Students’ Perceptions of the Developing Engagement With Feedback Toolkit

    Winstone, N. E., Mathlin, G. & Nash, R. A., 16 May 2019, In : Frontiers in Education. 4, 39

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    academic success

    Developing students’ proactive engagement with feedback

    Winstone, N. E. & Nash, R. A., 2019, Innovative assessment in higher education: A handbook for practitioners (2nd edition) . Bryan, C. & Clegg, K. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 129-138

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Individual differences in self-reported use of assessment feedback: The mediating role of feedback beliefs

    Winstone, N. E., Hepper, E. G. & Nash, R. A., 27 Nov 2019, In : Educational Psychology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    academic achievement

    A memory advantage for past-oriented over future-oriented performance feedback

    Nash, R. A., Winstone, N. E., Gregory, S. & Papps, E., 1 Dec 2018, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition. 44, 12, p. 1864-1879

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    human being

    Changing beliefs about past public events with believable and unbelievable doctored photographs

    Nash, R. A., 1 Apr 2018, In : Memory. 26, p. 439-450 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Surveys and Questionnaires
    Recognition (Psychology)
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