Olivier Luminet is Professor of Psychology at UCLouvain and ULB and Research Director at the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S-FNRS). One aspect of his research examines moderating impact of emotional expression/inhibition on emotional processing and health. Another aspect is related to the effects of emotions on individual and collective memories, including flashbulb memories. Recently, he focused his work on events related to Belgian history such as the splitting of the University of Louvain, intergenerational memories of WWII and honour and shame among Belgian soldiers during WWI. In 2012 he edited a special issue of Memory Studies titled The Interplay between Collective Memory and the Erosion of Nation States. The Paradigmatic Case of Belgium.