Harald Merckelbach

Harald Merckelbach is a full professor of psychology and the former dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Neurosciences, Maastricht University. He is the author of many papers and book chapters, but also writes a monthly science column for a Dutch newspaper. Apart from lie detection, his major research interests are memory aberrations and how they bear relevance to the domains of psychopathology (e.g., PTSD) and law (e.g., offenders who claim dissociative amnesia). He sometimes acts as an expert witness in court cases that require expert opinions on malingering, confessions, PTSD, schizophrenia, memory loss, and/or recovered memories.