2015 Australian Bicentennial Scholarship, Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King's College, London
2012 Australian Postgraduate Award
2011 University Medal
2011 The Australian Psychological Society Prize in Psychology
2011, 2010 Chancellor's Letter of Commendation
2010 Summer Scholarship in Psychology
2010 Gery Beswick Memorial Prize
Eyewitness Identification Decisions and Metacognition: Familiarity and Recollection in Simultaneous Lineups
Eyewitness identification errors are a serious problem in the criminal justice system. Making an identification from a police lineup is a complex recognition task. Therefore, basic recognition memory theory is likely to be useful for understanding why errors are made in the identification task. In my project, I applied dual process recognition memory theory to examine the processes and factors underlying simultaneous lineup decisions. Specifically, I investigated eyewitnesses' use of memory and metacognition in the judgments that together make up the complex identification decision. A novel lineup procedure designed to improve eyewitnesses' use of recollection improved identification performance in simple lineup tasks.
Improved understandings of how eyewitnesses make a choice when confronted with an identification lineup may contribute to the development of procedures capable of improving identification accuracy.
Additional Research Interests
I am interested in a variety of areas within the general field of applied and theoretical cognitive psychology, including memory, metacognition, decision making, eyewitness identification, and learning. I also have broader interests including developmental psychology, and the psychology of justice, moral reasoning, and social change.
PSYC 1106 Research Methods 1
PSYC 2018 Research Methods 2
PSYC 3007 Research Methods 3
PSYC 2021 Human Development
PSYC 3008 Applied Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 1101 Psychology 1A
PSYC 1102 Psychology 1B
PSYC 1108 Psychology of Surviving & Thriving
PSYC 3003 Introduction to Clinical Psychology
2012-present, member, SARMAC
2012-present, member, AP-LS
2013-present, member, APA
2013-present, Student Editorial Board, Law and Human Behavior
2014 Student representative, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Faculty Research Committee
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