Tracy Packiam Alloway, Ph.D., is an award-winning psychologist based at the University of North Florida. Formerly, she was the Director of the Center for Memory and Learning in the Lifespan, UK. Her research focus is primarily on working memory and education, and she has developed the internationally recognized Automated Working Memory Assessment (Pearson).
She is the author of over 75 scientific articles and books on working memory and learning. Her research has received widespread international coverage, appearing in outlets such as the US News, ABC News, NBC, Scientific American, Forbes, and the BBC. She has provided advice to the World Bank on the importance of working memory.
She was the 2009 winner of the prestigious Joseph Lister Award by the British Science Association for bringing her scientific discoveries to a wide audience.
Working Memory--our ability to work with information--influences nearly everything you do, from the classroom to the workplace, to sports to juggling the demands of family life.