Julia Shaw – Keynote Speaker

Bestselling Author, Memory Scientist, Criminal Psychologist

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Specialist Subjects

  • The Memory Illusion - Why you may not be who you think you are
  • Human Memory - The Creation of memorable messages
  • The Future of Memory – How technology is revolutionising the way we remember everything (Memory and AI)
  • How False Memories Corrupt Our Identities, Politics and Justice System
  • Making Evil - The Curious Science Behind Cybercrime, Moral Blindness and False Memories
  • Making Evil - The psychology of cybercrime
  • Upgrade Your Workplace Culture - Dealing with workplace discrimination and harassment
  • Diversity - What can we do to create a healthier workplace?
  • You need more than rainbows – How to foster inclusion and help people bring their whole selves to work


  • English
  • German


Dr. Julia Shaw is an established psychological scientist at University College London (UCL). She is an expert in the areas of memory and AI, criminal psychology, and diversity in the workplace. As the co-founder of the start-up Spot, Julia empowers organisations to build more inclusive work environments. Her keynotes on our human memory and memory hacking, cyber security, workplace harassment and diversity captivate all audiences. Julia is also an expert on legal cases, particularly those with historical allegations.

Julia was born in Germany and grew up in Canada. After receiving her doctorate in legal psychology, she became a researcher at University College London (UCL) in the area of memory, AI and legal psychology.

As the co-founder of the memory science and artificial intelligence start-up Spot, Julia Shaw helps employees report discrimination and workplace harassment. She is committed to building healthy and inclusive working environments.

As a keynote speaker Julia Shaw captivates audiences all over the world. She regularly presents on the topics of diversity, memory hacking and cyber security. Her work often appears on TV, radio, online and in print.

Her first book “The Memory Illusion. Remembering, Forgetting, and the Science of False Memory” was an international bestseller that appeared in 20 languages, and her second book “Evil. The Science Behind Humanity’s Dark Side” became an international bestseller in 2019. Her personal and award-winning book “Bi. The hidden Culture, History and Science of Bisexuality” was published in 2022 in Germany, UK and the U.S.

Julia’s keynotes are truly inspiring and they will change your perception on memories, humanity’s dark side and diversity. She is available for presentations both in German and English.

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