Marcus Harrington


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Personal profile


Marcus is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of East Anglia, specialising in sleep, memory, and mental health. Marcus completed his PhD at the University of Lincoln, where he investigated the interplay between REM sleep, emotional memory consolidation, and major depressive disorder. Marcus subsequently spent over five years as a Postdoc at the University of York studying thought suppression, sleep-associated memory consolidation, and sleep engineering.

Areas of Expertise

Marcus's research has included work on:

  • The mechanisms of sleep-associated memory consolidation
  • Emotional memory
  • Psychiatric disorders (especially depression and PTSD)
  • Memory control/ thought suppression
  • Auditory stimulation during sleep
  • Targeted memory reactivation

Teaching Interests

Module organiser: Psychology of Sleep (3rd-year BSc)

Dissertation project supervisor (MSc and 3rd-year BSc)

Co-tutor: Research Methods and Statistics (1st-year BSc)

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Lincoln

Award Date: 12 Jul 2018


  • Cognition
  • Neuroscience, Biological Psychiatry & Neuropsychiatry
  • Psychology (General)

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