Mª Teresa Bajo

Head of the group

Teresa Bajo is full professor at the University of Granada in Spain. She obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of South Florida (USA) in 1986 supported by a Fulbright fellowship (1981-1983) and has since become a well-known expert in the fields of cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics. Nowadays, Teresa is head of the Memory and Language Group at Group at the Research Center for Mind, Brain and Behavior. Her work has been influential in several areas of research (human memory, bilingualism and language interpreting).


Scientific responsabilities

Teresa Bajo is member of the current Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association (APS, 2023). She has held many other positions of scientific responsibility such as member of the Psychonomics Society Governing Board (2013-2019); Honorary member of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP: Member of the Executive Committee 1996-2000; President 2005-2007; Vice-President 2007-2009); as well as Secretary of the Spanish Society for Experimental Psychology (SEPEX, 1997-2000). She was one of the founders of the European chapter of Women in Cognitive Sciences (WiCS-Europe, 2016) and is a current member of its Advisory Board.

She has served as an evaluator for scientific quality assurance in national and international institutions such as the European Research Council (ERC), Spanish Ministry of Innovation and Science (co-Chair of the National Research Plan for Psychology 2007- 2008, Chair of the National Research Plan for Psychology 2009 – 2011), as well as member of Technical Committees of scientific agencies at the Autonomous Government of Andalusia (2013-present).