Colin Tredoux is Professor of Psychology at the University of Cape Town.
He obtained his PhD at UCT, and has worked as a lecturer there since the late 1980s, obtaining a professorshiping 2007.
He has published extensively in the areas of Psychology and Law since the late 1980s, and also in several areas of Social Psychology. His publications have appeared in American Psychologist, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Law and Human Behavior, Psychology, Public Policy and Law, South African Journal of Psychology, South African Journal of Law, and many other periodicals. He has also published four books.
He was Chairperson of Division 10, Psychology and Law, of the IAAP, for the period 2014 to 2018, and remains on the executive committee of that Division.
One of his areas of research in Psychology and Law is the Own Group Bias in face recognition, and he has been concerned in recent research to connect work on this bias to social psychological phenomena, including contact avoidance, as also geographic segregation phenomena.