Besides her teaching and research, Dr. Julia Shaw delivers talks, keynotes, workshops, and provides consulting on memory-related issues around the world. She works with the police and legal advisers as an expert witness for historical sexual abuse cases, she trains the the military on effective memory practices, and works with professional bodies to train them on how to optimize memory in the workplace.

Workshops and talks can be arranged and customized on request.


Upcoming Public Talks


  • TEDxParis, L'ÉCHAPPÉE VOLÉE, France.
  • New Scientist Festival, London.
  • Denkfest, Zürich, Switzerland.
  • Skeptics in the Pub, London.

Previous Talks


  • TEDx OPorto, Portugal.
  • Pathfinder, Berlin.
  • WIRED Next Generation conference, London.
  • TEDx BlackRockCity, Burning Man.
  • ‘Learning Technology Conference, London.
  • Old Bailey Lecture, Criminal Bar Association, London.
  • Bergen University, Bergen, Norway.
  • Lincoln University Lecture, Lincoln, UK.
  • Körber-Stiftung’ in Hamburg, Germany.
  • Ways with Words festival, Dartington, UK.
  • Biohacker Summit, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Learning Professional Network meeting, London.
  • British Science Association Huxley Summit, London.
  • International Unversity Menendez Pelayo, Summer School, Spain.
  • Virtual Futures Panel, London.
  • Shoreditch Sisters Charity, London.
  • Level up human: Science museum, London.
  • Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
  • Beakerhead science festival, Calgary, Canada.
  • Rotman Research Institute, Toronto, Canada.
  • Women’s health day. Cologne, Germany.
  • Nerd Nite at Secret Garden Party, UK.
  • Digital Science, London.
  • Goldsmith’s College, University of London.
  • Nerd Nite London
  • Digital Science for women in STEM, London
  • British False Memory Society.
  • German Military (Bundeswehr: Dezernat Interkulturelle Einsatzberatung).
  • Cambridge University, King’s College.
  • University of Maastricht.
  • Lancaster University.


For list of conference talks, please view the Research page.



Workshop: Is memory just an illusion? (bespoke workshops available)
Is memory just an illusion? Can it be hacked? Dr Julia Shaw will take you on a trip through the various ways in which your brain deceives you into believing that you can reliably form memories - particularly memories of your life experiences. In a turbulent overview of the rich world of the science of our personal past, she will discuss the neurological, perpetual, and social aspects of memory illusions. By the end of it she'll have you questioning all your memories, and wondering whether you actually are who you think you are.


Talks & Workshops

Dr. Julia Shaw

Psychological Scientist

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