UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Dr Julia Shaw

Dr Julia Shaw is an honorary research associate in the University College London (UCL) Division of Psychology and Language Sciences (PALS).

In 2017 Dr Shaw co-founded Spot. Spot helps employees to report workplace harassment and discrimination, and empowers organisations to build a more inclusive and diverse work environment. In her capacity as of Head of Research at Spot, her team studies how to use artificial intelligence to better understand and tackle inappropriate workplace behaviour.

Dr Shaw is also an international bestselling author. In 2018 she published her second bestseller, "Making Evil: The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side”, following the success of her first book, "The Memory Illusion: Remembering Forgetting and the Science of False Memory", which has appeared in 20 languages since 2016. She has also been a regular contributor to Scientific American.

Dr Shaw is also a regular keynote speaker on the topic of memory hacking, evil, and practical artificial intelligence. Dr Shaw also sometimes consults as an expert on legal cases, particularly cases involving historical allegations.

Her work is often featured on TV, radio, in print, and online.