Dr. Mercedes Sheen

PhD

Role
Associate Professor
Section
Dubai
Department
Social Sciences
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About

Academic Head of Psychology

Biography

Dr Mercedes Sheen, Associate Professor (Dubai), joined Heriot-Watt in August 2019 and has taken over the role of academic head of psychology in Dubai. 

Mercedes received her PhD at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand for her work on false memories, in which she coined a new type of memory error called 'disputed memories', which resulted from many differing recollections about her shared past with her identical twin sister. 

Her main research interests now lie in the field of social cognition, and particularly in how it relates to perception of human facial attractiveness.

Research

Social cognition, false memories, teaching.

Publications