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 involve 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 six cognitive psychology textbooks. In 2009 he was awarded the BPS Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Psychology. His hobbies include running, travel, dogs, and music. In his spare time he is a keen guitarist, and is still waiting for his big break as a rock star.