Sasha Nahleen

I completed my PhD in February 2019. My work Dr Melanie Takarangi was focused on memory distortion for trauma events. More specifically, I conducted research investigating why trauma survivors often recall experiencing more trauma events, symptoms and emotions over time compared to their initial reports, a phenomenon called memory amplification. Much of my research has theoretical and clinical implications regarding how we understand trauma memory. I have taught in Cognition and Learning, Applied Cognitive Psychology, and Forensic Psychology: Legal and Clinical. I currently work at Australia’s Department of Defence as a cognition researcher.

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