David Groome University of Westminster
David Groome was Principal Lecturer in the Psychology Department at the University of Westminster, London. He retired in 2011, but he retains a research connection with the department. His research interests mainly involved cognition and memory, especially memory suppression and retrieval-induced forgetting, and he has also published papers on the effects of drugs and mood disorders on cognition. He is the author/co-author of nine cognitive psychology textbooks. In 2009 he received the BPS Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Psychology. His hobbies include tennis, dogs, travel, and music. In his spare time he is a keen guitarist, and he occasionally performs in public but without as yet achieving the stardom he feels he deserves. Despite the success of the singing detective and the singing postman, it seems that the world is not yet ready for a singing psychologist.