Dr Julie Gawrylowicz is a lecturer in Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her research interests lie in the area of cognitive and social psychology, both theoretical and applied, encompassing research on memory, face recognition, and meta-cognition with a focus on forensic applications. Most of her research focused on vulnerable groups of people, such as people with intellectual disabilities, children, and the elderly, and how to ensure fair access to and treatment by the Criminal Justice for them. Julie is a member of the Forensic Psychology MSc team at GCU and leads the Glasgow Eyewitness Memory (GEM) lab.
She is also a member of the National Working Group for Improving Testimony in Sexual Assault Cases with Intoxicated Victims.
She was recently awarded a BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant to explore pharmacological and expectancy effects of alcohol on eyewitness memory performance. Julie’s PhD student explores the effects of alcohol on collaborative memory recall in forensic settings.
Julie completed her Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies at the University of Maastricht, in the Netherlands. She was then awarded a fully funded PhD-scholarship by the Scottish Institute for Policing Research at the University of Abertay, Dundee. She took up her first Post-doc position at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2011, and her first lectureship at London South Bank University in 2014. She is a lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University since August 2016