Giuliana Mazzoni

Professor Giuliana Mazzoni

Professor in Psychology and Neuroscience

Summary

Giuliana Mazzoni joined the University of Hull as Professor in Psychology and Neuroscience in 2007. Her research interests focus on human memory and its forensic applications, and the relationship between cognition and health. Prof Mazzoni completed her PhD at the University of Padova, Italy, and her postdoctorate at the University of Washington, Seattle. She became lecturer at the University of Florence, Italy, associate professor at the University of Calabria, Italy, and visiting professor at the University of Connecticut. After becoming a full professor in Italy in 1999, she moved to Seton Hall University, New Jersey, and then to the University of Plymouth. Reviewer - ESRC; MRC; Belgian Science Foundation; Italian Research Ministry (MIUR-PRIN); Marie Curie Intra-European fellowships, Israeli Science Foundation, Canada SRC and SSHRC; New Zealand Science Foundation; Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research; Fudacao para La Sciencia y la Tecnologia, Portugal Recent examples of public/media work - Slipping the Mind: A Brief Journey from Forgetting to Exceptional Memories. - Edinburgh Science Festival, 2016 - Book Sprint. A Flash of Light -Where is Colour? Manchester Science Festival, 2015 - The Human Brain, episode on Hyperthymesia, Lambent Productions, 2015 - BBC4 documentary 'Imperfect Past', 2015 - Lectio Magistralis, Genova Science Festival, 2014. - Italian National TV RAI3 Scientific program Il Sesto Senso, episodes on Memory and Confession and on Suggestion, 2014 - Hull Daily Mail feature article on The Not Knowns, 2014 - Italian National TV, Voyager, episode on Exceptional Memories, 2014 - Swedish National TV, Scientific documentary on The Nocebo effect, (Oct 2013) - Cheltenham Literary Festival, 2013 - BBC Radio 3 Night Waves, 2013 - Channel 4 documentary 'The Boy Who Cannot Forget', 2012 - TEDxHull talk on memory (April 2012) - Focus article, The Sunday Times, 2012 - Sky Documentary 'On The Human Mind', 2012 - BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, 2011 - Italian National TV Superquark documentary 'L'Effetto Nocebo', 2010 - New Scientist article on the Nocebo effect (Sept 2009)

Journal Article

Sub-types of nonbelieved memories reveal differential outcomes of challenges to memories

Scoboria, A., Nash, R. A., & Mazzoni, G. (2017). Sub-types of nonbelieved memories reveal differential outcomes of challenges to memories. Memory, 25(7), 876-889. doi:10.1080/09658211.2016.1203437

Invited commentary on Brewin and Andrews (2016)

Scoboria, A., & Mazzoni, G. (2017). Invited commentary on Brewin and Andrews (2016). Applied Cognitive Psychology, 31(1), 28-30. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3264

Placebo Analgesia From a Rubber Hand

Coleshill, M. J., George, D. N., & Mazzoni, G. (2017). Placebo Analgesia From a Rubber Hand. Journal of Pain, 18(9), 1067-1077. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2017.04.004

The ‘Not Knowns’: memory, narrative and applied theatre

Conroy, C., Dickenson, S. J., & Mazzoni, G. (2018). The ‘Not Knowns’: memory, narrative and applied theatre. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 23(1), 56-72. https://doi.org/10.1080/13569783.2017.1398641

New directions in hypnosis research: strategies for advancing the cognitive and clinical neuroscience of hypnosis

Jensen, M. P., Jamieson, G. A., Lutz, A., Mazzoni, G., McGeown, W. J., Santarcangelo, E. L., …Terhune, D. B. (2017). New directions in hypnosis research: strategies for advancing the cognitive and clinical neuroscience of hypnosis. Neuroscience of Consciousness, 2017(1), doi:10.1093/nc/nix004

Postgraduate supervision

Prof Mazzoni welcomes applications in areas related to human memory, including autobiographical memory, exceptional memory, memory distortions, eyewitness testimony, suggestion and hypnosis, placebo and nocebo effects. Completed PhDs Examples - Dr Alan Scoboria. Immediate and persisting effects of misleading questions and hypnosis on memory reports (2001) - Dr Maciej Hanczakowski. Inhibition in long-term memory (2012) - Dr Iram Batool. Involuntary retrieval from Autobiographical memory and the nature of Cues. (2012) - Dr Matthew Coleshill. Placebo analgesia from a rubber hand (2014)