Candice Morey

Chancellors Fellow - Lecturer

  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room S25, Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
Post code


I studied psychology (along with a minor in music) at Florida State University. During my BSc training, I focused on memory, education, and expertise, particularly on understanding psychological factors that influence individual differences in achievement, such as working memory capacity and motivational factors. I completed PhD training at the University of Missouri under the supervision of Prof Nelson Cowan, focusing on testing hypotheses in memory. Back-to-back Kirschstein National Research Service Awards enabled me to complete fundamental research on how verbal and visual information becomes associated in memory and to undertake training in neuroscience methods in the Cognitive Control and Psychopathology Lab at Washington University in St. Louis, with Prof Todd Braver. In 2008 I moved to Rijkuniversiteit Groningen as a Rosalind Franklin Fellow and Assistant Professor. I became Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Edinburgh in 2013.

Responsibilities & affiliations

  • Ordinary member of the Psychology Research Ethics Committee
  • Ordinary member of the Research and Infrastructure Group
  • Computing and equipment Representative for the Department of Psychology

Undergraduate teaching

During the first five weeks of the fall term, my drop-in student consultation hours are 4:00-5:00 pm on Wednesdays, or by appointment. Please send me an email if you would like to arrange an appointment.

  • Psychology 2b, Learning (PSYL08012)
  • Psychology 4: Working Memory (PSYL10117)
  • Human Cognitive Neuropsychology (MSc): Working Memory (PSYL11079)

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Current PhD students supervised

Research summary

I am interested in working memory, attention, and their development across the lifespan.