Professor Tim Hollins
Head of School of Psychology
School of Psychology
Professor of Experimental Psychology
B.Sc. (Hons.) Psychology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1986.
PhD. Psychology, University of Manchester, 1989
Senior Fellow of the HEA, 2016
Member of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS).
Member of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC).
Member of the Psychonomic Society.
Roles on external bodies
- Associate Editor: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied (2014- present)
- Honorary Treasurer, Experimental Psychology Society (2012-2016)
- Member of Governing Board of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC) (2008-2016).
I currently teach on the following modules
Stage 1: tutorials.
Stage 3: Cognitive Aging
MSc: Communication of Research
Supervision of research projects
Staff serving as external examiners
- External examiner for BSc. Psychology, University of Warwick, 2013-2017
- External examiner for BSc. Psychology, University of Reading, 2005-2008.
- External examiner for B.A. / B.Sc. Psychology at the University of Essex, 2002-2005.
- External examiner for M.Sc. Psychology, University of Essex, 2002-2005.
- I have acted as external examiner for a number of Postgraduate Research Degrees (M. Phil., M.Sc., Ph.D.) at different Universities around the U.K., Europe and in Australia.
My research interest is the areas of long-term memory and metacognition, with both theoretical and applied interests. This has led me to research such things as the accuracy of confidence judgements in memory, recollective experience, source memory judgements, face-recognition, eyewitness memory, feeling of knowing and tip-of-the-tongue states. Since my PhD I have also retained an interest in cognitive aging.
RECENT CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PROCEEDINGS (2016-2011)
- Hollins, T. J. & Mitchell, C. (2016). Testingan attentional account of test potentiated learning. Paper presented at the Psychonomic SocietyMeeting, Granada, May.
- Hollins, T. J. & Lange, N. * (2016).Stealingand donating ideas: how typical? Paper presented at ICOM-6, Budapest, July.
- Hollins, T. J. & Weber, N. (2016). Combining elementsof the sequential and simultaneous line-ups: the hybrid lineup. Paper presented at ICOM-6, Budapest, July.
- Lange,N. *, Hollins, T. J. & Bach, P. (2016). Generation effect insource memory after enactment? Paper presented at ICOM-6, Budapest, July.
- Rainsford,M., Palmer, M. A., Hollins, T. J., Beeton, N. J.& Paine, G. (2016). Unconscious plagiarism in music composition:investigating the effects of elaboration on source confusion in music. Paper presentedat ICOM-6, Budapest, July.
- Wimmer,M. Koenig, L. & Hollins T. J. (2016). It looksfamiliar but I don’t recollect: repetition affects recognition memorydifferently in children and adults. Paperpresented at ICOM-6, Budapest, July.
- Lange, N., Hollins, T. J.& Bach, P. (2015). Source monitoring account of source errors in action memory. Paperpresented at the Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, London, January.
- Lange, N., Hollins, T. J.& Bach, P. (2015). No, you did that. Source errors in action memory. Paper presented at SARMAC, Vancouver, June
· Perfect, T. J. (2014). The scientific study of memory reconstruction and subjectivity. Keynote address at “Museums of Memory” meeting, University of Plymouth, June.
· Beaufort, A., Brédart,S., Perfect, T. J. & Dehon, H. (2014).Are you sure that this word was your own idea? Poster presented at ICAP Conference,Paris, July.
· Lange, N. *, Perfect, T. J. & Bach, P. (2014). Memory for actions: a 2-way mirror? Poster presented at the Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, Kent,April.
· Perfect, T. J., Lange, N., Dennis, I. & Berry, C. J. (2014).I told you so: during recall people give away more answers than they plagiarise. Paper presented at Metacog2014, Clermont-Ferrand, France,September.
· Perfect, T. J. & Weber (2014). The monitoring improves memory effect. How? “Don’t know”. Paper presented at Metacog2014, Clermont-Ferrand, France, September.
· Beaufort, A., Brédart,S., Perfect, T. J. & Dehon, H.(2013). Do we plagiarize more often when the content of theto-be-remembered material is emotional? Poster presented at SARMAC X, Rotterdam, June.
· Beaufort, A., Brédart,S., Perfect, T. J. & Dehon, H.(2013). A study about the effects of affective valence on asource-monitoring error: cryptomnesia. Poster presented at ESCOP, Budapest, August.
· Hignett, A. *, Perfect, T. J. White, M. &Andrade, J. (2013). Exploring the role of preference in restoration research. Symposium: Perspectives on Restorationresearch: an update. Magdeburg, September.
· Lange, N. & Perfect, T. J. (2013) Some of your best ideas aremine: unconscious anti-plagiarism, paper presented at SARMAC X, Rotterdam, June.
· Lange, N. , Perfect, T. J. & Dennis, I. (2013). Fromidea generation to idea donation: how memory strength leads us to attribute ourown ideas to someone else. Paper presented at the BPS Cognitive SectionConference, Reading, September.
· Perfect, T. J., Lange, N. & Dennis, I. (2013) What'syours is mine, what's mine is yours: unconscious plagiarism and its opposite.Paper presented at the Experimental Psychology Society, Lancaster, April.
· Perfect. T. J. & Weber, N. (2013). None of the above? Don’t know. SARMACX, Rotterdam, June.
· Rae, P. * & Perfect T. J. (2013). The effect of environmental distraction on recall. Poster presented at SARMAC X,Rotterdam, June.
· Lange, N. & Perfect, T. J. (2012). Therole of retrieval cues in producing same-sex bias in unconscious plagiarism.Poster presented at the Experimental Psychology Society, Bristol, July.
· Perfect, T. J. (2011). The influence ofdistraction and eye-closure on memory accuracy. Paper presented at SARMAC IX,New York, June.
· Perfect, T. J. (2011). Discussant onsymposium on Aging and Feeling of Knowing. Paper presented at ICOM-5, York,July.
· Perfect, T. J., Defeldre, A-C &Dehon, H. (2011). Aging isassociated with more intrusion errors, but not more plagiarism errors. Paper presented atICOM-5, York, July.
· Weber, N. & Perfect, T. J. (2011). Improving theDiagnosticity of Eyewitness Identification Decisions. Paper presented at ICOM-5, York, July.
· Wyer, N., Roper, J., Pahl, S. & Perfect T.J. (2011). Processing style and memory for social encounters. Paper presentedat ICOM-5, York, July.
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
I have supervised the following students to higher degrees.
- Carolyn Edwards, PhD,"The role of the frontal cortex in normal, age-related memory performance." 1997
- Tara Hollins, PhD, "What influences the relation between memory and metamemory in eyewitnesses?" 1998
- Chris Moulin, PhD, "Does a metacognitive deficit contribute to the memory impairment in Alzheimer's Disease?" 1998
- Sue Heatherley, MPhil "Implicit memory for print advertising", 2000
- Alexa Morcom, PhD, "The role of executive control in task switching." 2000
- Leigh Riby, PhD, "The effects of age, task complexity and task domain on dual task performance." 2002
- Hassina Carder, PhD, "Deconstructing the Tower of London: resolution, alternatives and executive function", 2004.
- Louisa-Jayne Stark, PhD, "The effects of elaboration on unconscious plagiarism", 2006
- Nicola Weston, PhD, "Testing the processing bias account of verbal overshadowing", 2006
Grants & contracts
Total career grant income to date (excluding PhD scholarships), approximately £1.8M.
Testing alternate accounts of unconscious plagiarism. (with Ian Dennis). £235K awarded by the ESRC (RES-062-23-2766).
Construal, Processing Style, and Memory for Social Events
. (with Natalie Wyer and Sabine Pahl). £240K awarded by the ESRC.
Improving eyewitness identification accuracy using free-report lineups (with Nathan Weber, Flinders University). Australian Research Council, AUS$206800 (c. £91.5K) (DP087890)
Mental Control and the Self: Ironic Effects of Thought Suppression on the Perception,
Behaviour, and Memory of the Self. (with Natalie Wyer and Giuliana Mazzoni). £129,760 awarded by ESRC. (R000-23-0622)
Monitoring, control and face recognition memory in older and younger adults. (with Dr Nathan Weber, Flinder’s University). £13,610 awarded by the British Academy for a visiting fellowship for Nathan Weber.
The role of working memory in encoding into long-term memory. £117K for 3-year fellowship awarded by Great Western Research, (with Prof Klaus Oberauer, University of Bristol.)
Repetition priming in single and mixed task environments. (with Dr Ian Dennis). £80,000 awarded by the ESRC (R000222109)
Rejection mechanisms in recognition memory. (with Dr Phil Higham, University of Southampton). £93K awarded by the ESRC. (R000-23-1375)
Exploring task-specific repetition priming and the response congruence effect (with Dr Ian Dennis). £45K awarded by ESRC (R000-22-1191).
Own age bias in face recognition. (with Dr Natalie Wyer) £56K awarded by The Leverhulme Trust. (F/00 568).
The effects of elaboration on unconscious plagiarism (with Louisa Stark). £46,486 awarded by the ESRC. (R000221647)
Royal Society Conference Award, for attendance at SARMAC VI in Wellington NZ, £1795.
The cognitive neuroscience of aging. (with Prof Mike Denham) £125K, from Research Councils UK for a 5-year Academic Fellowship Award.
Ageing, inhibition and attentional control. (R000220237 with Dr Pilar Andres & Dr Louise Phillips). £39911 awarded by ESRC.
Alternate move choice and processing demands in executive tasks (with Hassina Carder & Dr Simon Handley). £43K awarded by ESRC. (R000220607).
An associative model of retrieval induced forgetting. £83K awarded by the BBSRC (321/S17781).
Investigating the relationship between simulated depth, cognitive function and metacognitive awareness. £20K awarded by Health and Safety Executive. (With Dr P. Bryson, Ms J. Pimlott and Ms S. Harding of DDRC).
Monitoring the source of memories: Source memory, false memories and unconscious plagiarism. (Aus$10,455, with Prof M. Carroll).
Investigating retrieval inhibition. £11878 awarded by The Leverhulme Trust (RFG/2/2000/237).
Retrieval inhibition in normal and pathological aging (with Prof M. Conway & Dr R. Jones). (R000222681) £40,180 awarded by ESRC.
Designing library software systems with older adults in mind. (with Dr J. Noyes). Prize competition worth £50,000, including studentship, funded by Research into Ageing / AgeNet.
Parallels between frontal lobe deficits and cognitive aging in a realistic context. £71,900 awarded by the Medical Research Council.
Developing implicit measures of advertising effectiveness. £60,582 awarded by the ESRC ROPA scheme (R022250018).
Investigating recollective experience in older adults. £1,300 awarded by the Nuffield Foundation.
Continuation of: Measuring advertising effectiveness with implicit memory measures. £2,053 awarded by the Financial Times plc.
Measuring advertising effectiveness with implicit memory measures. £24,053 from Financial Times plc.
Investigating the confidence - accuracy relation in eyewitness and semantic memory. £58,650 awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council. (R000234838).
Does age differentially affect access to knowledge about memory contents and complete retrieval. £28,101 awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council. (R000233736)
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