Emma Roberts

P/T Lecturer (Hrly) - Psychology

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

I graduated from Staffordshire University in 2014 after returning to study as mature student. I have previously worked in administration and accounting roles, and spent several years as a childminder.

Since I graduated I have worked as a Research Assistant and also in Student Support roles, and am thrilled to have achieved a PhD studentship position back at Staffordshire University.

I am now working with Dr Louise Humphreys to research the role of attention and emotion in the production of false memories, and am providing teaching assistance on several modules.
My PhD research is focused around the role of attention during memory formation for emotional events – and specifically how different emotional events can increase or decrease our ability to recognise false information is when presented to us. This research will increase our understanding of how emotion mediates attention, and how accurate memory is likely to be when we are asked to recall an emotional event. My findings may eventually help to inform legal practice around witness evidence gathering and questioning practices.

Professional memberships and activities

British Psychological Society

Academic qualifications

BSc Psychology with First Class Honours - Staffordshire University 2014


I am currently assisting teaching in Level 4 modules Foundations of Psychology and Perspectives in Psychology, in Level 5 Further Research Methods and in Level 6 Advanced Research Methods.

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020