Department of Psychology


Renan Benigno Saraiva

  • Role Title: PhD researcher
  • Address: King Henry Building, King Henry 1st Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2DY
  • Telephone: 023 92 846313
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  • Department: Department of Psychology
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I obtained my Bachelor Degree in Psychology from University of Brasilia (Brazil). During my bachelors, I conducted projects on social dilemmas, memory conformity, metamemory, facial composites and schizophrenia. In September 2016, I started my PhD on the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programme in Legal Psychology. I am supervised by Dr Lorraine Hope and Dr James Ost at the University of Portsmouth and Dr Robert Horselenberg and Dr Peter van Koppen at the University of Maastricht. My research focuses on the use of metamemory measures as estimates of eyewitnesses’ accuracy.


My primary research interests include eyewitness memory, eyewitness confidence-accuracy relationship, metacognition and memory conformity. I am interested in how eyewitness confidence can reflect their accuracy for memory of crimes. I am also investigating how metacognition is related to the confidence-accuracy relationship in eyewitness situations. 


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