Marcus Harrington


  • 0.110B Lawrence Stenhouse Building

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PhD projects

Investigating the role of sleep in the emotional memory trade-off effect in the context of depression.

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Personal profile


Marcus is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of East Anglia, specialising in sleep, memory, and emotion. Marcus completed his PhD on the role of emotional memory consolidation during REM sleep in vulnerability to depression, before spending 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

I currently teach on the 3rd year Undergraduate 'Psychology of Sleep' module.

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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