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Dr Michele Anne

Job: Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 201 4654



Personal profile

Michele is a clinical psychologist with an interest in cognitive psychology. She joined DMU as a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology in December 2020. 

Her research focuses on autobiographical memories and mental health issues in clinical, subclinical, and normal populations. Specifically, she is interested in studying the differences in autobiographical memories for people with mental health issues (e.g., depression, PTSD), the underlying cognitive mechanisms which cause those differences, the further impact those differences have on mental health and functionality, and ways to reduce those differences.

Additionally, she is also interested in studying mental health areas and issues in general. These interests include (but are not limited to) the screening of mental health issues, identifying risk factors and protective factors of mental health, and identifying and reducing distress.

Research group affiliations

Institute for Psychological Science

Publications and outputs

  • Anne, M. & Boholst, F. A. (2021). Life positions and depression: The role of convictions. Psychological Reports, 124(3), 1015-1030.
  • Anne, M. & Janssen, S. M. J. (2021). Relations between cultural life scripts, individual life stories, and psychological distress. Psychological Reports, 124(2), 521-542.
  • Jones, B. C., DeBruine, L. M., Flake, J. K., … Anne, M., … Coles, N. A. (2021). To which world regions does the valence-dominance model of social perception apply? Nature Human Behaviour, 5, 159-169.
  • Janssen, S. M. J., & Anne, M. (2019). And one more for the road: Commentary on the special issue on alcohol and eyewitness memory. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 33(3), 456-462.

Research interests/expertise

  • Autobiographical Memory
  • Cognition
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Mental Health in Subclinical and Normal Populations

Areas of teaching

  • Statistics
  • Research methods
  • Clinical Psychology


  • PhD Psychology (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • Master of Clinical Psychology (HELP University, Malaysia)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Lancaster University, UK; Sunway University, Malaysia)

Courses taught

  • PSYC1090 Introductory Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC5406 Approaches to Psychological Problems

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Society of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC)
  • Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (MSCP)

Conference attendance

  • Anne, M., & Janssen, S. M. J. (January 2020). Overgeneral Memory, Depression, and Trauma. University of Nottingham Malaysia Postgraduate Seminar.
  • Anne, M., & Janssen, S. M. J. (November 2018). Overgeneral Memory, Depression, and Trauma. Malaysian Psychology Student Assembly (MAPSA).
  • Anne, M., & Janssen, S. M. J. (June 2019). Cultural Life Scripts, Life Stories, and Psychological Distress. Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC) 13th Biennial Conference.
  • Anne, M., & Janssen, S. M. J. (November 2018). Cultural Life Scripts and Subjective Well-being. Malaysian Psychology Student Assembly (MAPSA).

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