Timothy John Brennen

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Academic interests

I am a cognitive psychologist, with a particular interest in memory. In addition to lab-based research on basic cognitive functions, I try to apply experimental cognitive methods in unconventional settings, where, I believe, there is a lot of unrealised potential. Projects are studying the relationship between emotion and cognition with a variety of approaches. In the lab, we are investigating how emotions modulate standard cognitive effects, that are reported for neutral material. Other projects are investigating the cognitive consequences of trauma exposure, with assault victims, and with people who have been exposed to war.

Higher education and employment history

I did my first degree at the University of Exeter, and my PhD at the University of Nottingham. Since then I have worked at Université Pierre Mendès France, the Université de Savoie (Chambéry), and the University of Tromsø. I was made full professor at the University of Oslo in 2003.


  • Research Dean, Social Sciences Faculty, 2016 - 2019

  • Head of Research, and Deputy Head of Department, Department of Psychology, 2008-2011

Tags: Cognitive psychology, Neuroscience, Neuropsychology
Published Sep. 21, 2010 10:05 AM - Last modified Aug. 4, 2021 3:29 PM


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