Skip to content


My name is Emma (she/her/hers) and I am a Behavioural Scientist and Psychologist working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Open Research at the University of Surrey. I hold a PhD in experimental psychology and a Masters in psychology from Kingston University.

In my substantive research, I investigate how people might use non-probative cues, such as repetition and concrete language, to make truth judgements in the absence of any probative information or knowledge. My Phd thesis focused on the replicability of these truth effects with a view to understanding the robustness of the literature, and the implications of their real-world application.

I particularly enjoy applying a collaborative, critical and co-creative methodology to addressing global and endemic socio-political issues and welcome opportunities to work with industry partners, academic researchers, practitioners, and the public on achieving such goals.

Principles and Values

My goal is to conduct and promote rigorous, transparent science ethically throughout my career. I write and publish confirmatory research as Registered Reports. I use the Open Science Framework (OSF) to share materials, data, scripts and lab logs. I prioritise submitting papers to open access journals that select based on scientific validity rather than subjective impact.  I am passionate about contributing to meta-psychology projects with the potential to improve research culture or practices.

I am an Ambassador for the Centre for Open Science (COS), a member of the Registered Reports Steering Committee, a local lead for the UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN), and am currently serving as Associate Editor at the Journal of European Psychology Students (JEPS). You can find slides for talks I have given on the OSF here.


Truth Illusions | Metacognition | Open Science | Meta-science | Registered Reports | Research Methods | Philosophy of Science | Scientific Understanding & Communication | Judgement & Decision Making | Choice architecture

Follow me on Twitter @EmmaHendersonRR.

Photo by Pablo Gentile on Unsplash

Copyright ©2022 Emma L Henderson