Dr James Ost
Head of Department
I joined the department in 2001 and I currently hold the posts of Reader in Applied Cognitive Psychology and Head of Department. I have published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on the topic of remembering, mainly focussing on false memory and memory errors.
My research focuses on the inherently context-dependent nature of memory and remembering. I have published work using a variety of paradigms to investigate ‘false memories’ (or memory errors) for childhood events and terrorist attacks (and word lists!). With Dr Rob Nash (Aston University) I have co-edited a book, entitled False and distorted memories, published in 2017 by Psychology Press.