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Dr. Sue Sherman
|Phone:||(+44) 01782 7 33384|
|Location:||Dorothy Hodgkin Building 1.88|
|Role:||2nd year tutor and Programme Director for the Applied BSc.|
|Contacting me:||My office hour is on Fridays 12-1pm. If you are unable to come at this time, you are welcome to knock on my door on the off-chance or to make an appointment for a time that is convenient by emailing me.|
I joined the School in September 2005 having been a lecturer at the University of Sheffield (Department of Human Communication Sciences) and the University of Kent (Psychology Department). I have a multidisciplinary background (BSc (Hons) in Computational Linguistics, MA in Psycholinguistics, PhD in Cognitive Psychology), with current research interests predominantly in the domain of cognitive psychology as well as some aspects of social and health psychology.
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
False memory: My research is concerned with aspects of implicit and explicit memory, particularly in the context of false memory. I investigate the nature and quality of false memories using the Deese-Roediger-McDermott (DRM) paradigm, to address issues such as how false memories can be distinguished from true memories. Most recently I have been focusing on the different types of stimuli that can give rise to false memories such as brand names and famous faces.
Cervical cancer and HPV: I am interested in the psychological impact of issues surrounding cervical cancer. I currently have funding from the North Staffordshire Medical Institute to explore the psychological distress caused to women with cervical cancer by discovering that their smear history included a misread smear. I am also interested in the public awareness of and understanding about the HPV virus which causes cervical cancer.
Supervising projects: I would be happy to hear from undergraduate or postgraduate students who might be interested in exploring one of the topics listed above.
I am a member of the Research Institute for Life Course Studies.
I am the Honorary Secretary of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Cognitive Section.
I am also a member of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) and the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC).
Sherman, S. M., Moss, E. L., & Redman, C. W. E. (2013). The Invasive Cervical Cancer Review: Psychological Issues Surrounding Disclosure. Cytopathology, 24.
* This article was selected as Editor's Choice and can be downloaded free from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2303 during April and May 2013 *
Sherman, S. M. (2013). False recall and recognition of brand names increases over time. Memory, 21, 212-219.
Moss, E. L., Sherman, S. M., Pearmain, P., & Redman, C. W. E. (2012). The NHS cervical screening programme audit of invasive cervical cancers: who benefits? BJOG, 119, 1-4.
Sherman, S. M., & Jordan, T. R. (2011). Word frequency effects in long term semantic priming and false memory. British Journal of Psychology, 102, 559-568.
Sherman, S. M., & Moran, E. (2011). Creating false memories for brand names. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 25, 336-340.
Edelstyn, N. M. J., Shepherd, T., Mayes, A.R., Sherman, S. M., & Ellis, S.J. (2010). Effect of disease severity and dopaminergic medication on recollection in patients with Parkinson's Disease. Neuropsychologia, 48, 1367-1375.
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