Graham MacKenzie

Senior Teaching Coordinator

  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room G15, Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
Post code


  • Office hours: Tuesday 1-2pm (in person) & Thursday 9-10am (online). Please email me to arrange a meeting.


I graduated from the University of Stirling with a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience in 2008 and have subsequently worked in a variety of research and teaching roles in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling.

Research summary

I am interested in human long-term memory and I investigate both its cognitive architecture and the neural processes that support it. I have expertise in the use of Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) to study episodic memory andĀ face recognition, chiefly using recognition memory experiments.

Current research interests

I am currently interested in how emotion affects recall, and the role that keeping a diary might play in helping to develop the sense of self.

Past research interests

I was funded by the Scottish Imaging Network: A Platform for Scientific Excellence ( from 2012-2014, and by the BBSRC from 2014-2017 on a project looking at ways to improve recognition memory for unfamiliar faces.