Projects per year
I joined the School in 2012 after spending 8 years at Swansea University as a Lecturer and, before then, as an ESRC Research Fellow at St. Andrews.
My research focuses on why we forget. Some of this research has been theory driven examining the underlying processes of why we forget some memories but not others. Research has also focused on the practical applications including the accuracy and completeness of eyewitness memory and memory in sub-clinical disorders.
I am also interested in the mechanisms of change underlying third-wave therapies, such as Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and examining whether distress predicts the development, and maintenance, of psychological difficulties.
Theories of forgetting
Intentional and unintentional forgetting
Psychogenic amnesia/fugue, trauma memory and dissociation
Recovered memories and repression
Amnesia in offenders
Psychopathology (depression, anxiety, OCD, psychosis and schizotypy, personality disorders, repressive coping)
Self-protective memory (i.e., mnemic neglect)
C8105/C8106: Research Methods & Statistics
C8106: Introduction to Development
C8305: Development (Course Leader)
C8445: Practical Aspects of Memory (Course Leader)
I am also the Disability Contact for the School.
Academic / Professional qualifications
PhD in Psychology, University of St. Andrews
BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of St. Andrews
Doctor of Philosophy, University of St Andrews
Award Date: 1 Jan 2003
Bachelor of Science, University of St Andrews
Award Date: 1 Jan 1999
- Applied Psychology
- Psychological interventions and therapies
- Forensic Psychology
1/10/14 → 30/09/17
Project: Research - Studentship
Saunders, J., 30 Nov 2020, In: Memory and Cognition. 48, 8, p. 1504-1521 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Saunders, J., 31 Jan 2017, In: Experimental Aging Research. 43, 1, p. 34-54 21 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile45 Downloads (Pure)