I joined the School of Psychology at Keele as a Lecturer in October 2013. Prior to this I got my BSc, MSc, and PhD from the University of Leeds before moving to North America. From 2010 till 2012 I worked as a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow at the University of Richmond, Virginia, USA, and from 2012 till 2013 I completed a second Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Research and scholarship
My research mostly deals with higher order cognitive processes, specifically the judgments people can make when learning information or retrieving material from memory. The majority of my research to date has focused on how people make and understand judgments of subjective experience using variants of the Remember-Know procedure to examine contributions of recollection and familiarity processes to recognition.
In April 2016 I was awarded an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) award of £213,355 from the Future Research Leaders scheme for a 3-year research project titled "Measuring Recollection and Familiarity in Ageing and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)".
I have also done research into the associative deficit in aging; person perception: aging and Alzheimer’s disease; metacognitive awareness: judgments-of-learning (JOLs); and autobiographical memory.
More information about my research can be found here: http://helenlouisewilliams28.wordpress.com/
- 10034 – Biological and Cognitive Psychology 1
- 10020 – Natural, Unnatural, Supernatural: The psychology of unusual phenomena
- 10019 Applied Psychology
- 10034 Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology
- 10036 Introduction to Research Design for Psychology
- 20044 – Statistics for Psychology
- 20038 - Cognitive Development
- 30061 – Final Year Project
- 30067 – Individual Differences and Conceptual Issues
- 30114 – Everyday Memory and Amnesia
- 30067 - Individual Differences and Conceptual Issues
- 40047 - Research Preparation
- 40038 - Research Apprenticeship
- Moulin, C.J.A., Perfect, T.J., Akhtar, S., Williams, H.L., & Souchay, C. (2011). Judgements of learning and study time allocation: An illustration from neuropsychology. In J. Leboe & P.A. Higham (eds.) Constructions of Remembering and Metacognition (pp. 167-181). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Williams, H.L. & Conway, M.A. (2009). Networks of autobiographical memories. In P. Boyer & J. Wertsch (eds.), Memory in Mind and Culture (pp. 33-61). New York: Cambridge Psychology Press.
- Williams, H.L., Conway, M.A., & Cohen, G. (2008). Autobiographical Memory. In G. Cohen & M.A. Conway (eds.), Memory in the Real World (3rd Edition; pp. 21-90). London: Psychology Press.
- Conway, M.A. & Williams, H.L. (2008). Autobiographical memory. In John H. Byrne et al., Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference (pp. 893-909). Oxford: Elsevier Ltd.
- Williams, H.L., Conway, M.A., & Baddeley, A.D. (2008). The boundaries of episodic memories. In T.F. Shipley, & J.M. Zacks (Eds.), Understanding events: From perception to action (pp. 589-616). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Williams, H.L. & Eardley, G. (2019). Emotional expression and angle of presentation differentially influence predictions and performance for face recognition. Proceedings of the Psychonomic Society, Vol. 24, November [Poster Abstract].
- Adams, J., Bodner, G.E., & Williams, H.L. (2019). Effects of recollect/familiar task options on the picture superiority effect. Proceedings of the Psychonomic Society, Vol. 24, November [Poster Abstract].
- Williams, H.L. & Adams, J. (2019). Comparing three methods of assessing subjective recollection and familiarity states in aging. 5th International Conference on Aging and Cognition, Zurich, April.
- Williams, H.L. Adams, J., & Bodner, G.E. (2018). Revisiting how levels of processing influence recollection and familiarity: Comparing judgment and rating measures. Proceedings of the Psychonomic Society, Vol. 23, November [Poster Abstract].
- Williams, H.L. Adams, J., & Bodner, G.E. (2017). Comparing three methods of assessing subjective recollection and familiarity states. British Psychological Society Cognitive Section Conference, Newcastle University, September.
- Williams, H.L. & Lindsay, D.S. (2016). Know versus Familiar in the Remember-Know paradigm. International Conference on Memory (ICOM-6), Budapest, July.
- Williams, H.L. & Lindsay, D.S. (2016). Recognition sensitivity, confidence, and bias in continuous versus study-test recognition procedures. Proceedings of the Psychonomic Society, Vol. 21, November [Poster Abstract].
- Williams, H.L. & Adams, J. (2015). Metacognitive monitoring abilities in obsessive-compulsive checking. Greater Yorkshire Memory Meeting, York, December.
- Williams, H.L. & Adams, J. (2015). Metacognitive monitoring and prospective memory abilities in obsessive-compulsive checking. Proceedings of the Psychonomic Society, Vol. 20, November [Poster Abstract].
- Radu, A., Williams, H.L., & Ullah, S. (2015). Quantifying students’ confidence in learning concepts in chemistry and their perception of being independent learners. Chemistry Education Research & Practice: Gordon Research Conference, Bates College, Maine, US, June.
- Williams, H.L. & Lindsay, D.S. (2014). Metacognitive processes at retrieval: Does assessing recollection influence confidence? (or vice versa). Metacognition 2014, Clermont-Ferrand, France, September.
- Williams, H.L. & Lindsay, D.S. (2013). Know versus familiar in recognition memory. Proceedings of the Psychonomic Society, Vol. 18, November [Poster Abstract].
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