Researcher Profile

Associate Professor Ullrich Ecker

Ullrich Ecker
Ullrich Ecker

Phone: +61 8 6488 3257

Research Expertise:
  • Memory
  • Memory and information processing
  • Long-term memory
  • Short-term memory and working memory
  • Psychophysiology
  • Computational models of memory

Teaching

PSYC2215/3315 - Cognitive Psychology
PSYC4410 - Psychological Research Communication Skills
PSYC1101 - Mind and Brain (Cognition module)
PSYC3311 - Specialist Research Topics (2012-2013)

Industrial Relevance

I am an expert on human memory and the effects of misinformation on reasoning and decision making. My research can inform communication strategies, in particular when trying to debunk myths.

Qualifications

DipPsych PhD Saarland

Current Projects

2017 Australian Department of Social Services ASELLC Research Project, “Debunking autism treatment myths”, Paynter et al., AU$89k+

2016-2019 ARC Discovery Project, “The psychology of misinformation—Towards a theory-driven understanding”, with S Lewandowsky (Bristol) & G Brown (Warwick), AU$434k+

2013 WUN Research Development Award, Responding and adapting to climate change: Recognizing and managing uncertainty in the physical, social, and public spheres, Lewandowsky et al., GBP13k+

2013 UWA Research Collaboration Award, Memory Models and Neuroimaging, Ecker, Lewandowsky, Bayliss, Jarrold, Farrell, Brooks, Thai, Briscoe, Cook, & Swire, AU$19k

2011 ARC Discovery Project, Memory consolidation-Integrating cognitive science and neuroscience approaches to how we remember and how we forget, with M Maybery (UWA), G Brown (Warwick) & R Henson (Cambridge), AU$422k

Memberships

Psychonomic Society
Cognitive Science Society
Association for Psychological Science
Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Psychologie

Funding Received

ARC
Australian Department of Social Services
Worldwide Universities Network
UWA

Roles, responsibilities and expertise

Unit coordinator:
PSYC2215
PSYC3315
PSYC4410

Director, Community and Engagement

Chair of School Colloquium Committee

Chair of School Honours Conference Committee

Biography

APD Research Fellow of the Australian Research Council (2011-2015)

PhD (2007) and Dipl.Psych. (2003) from Saarland University, Germany

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