I am a cognitive psychologist with expertise in memory and decision-making. My research focuses predominantly on the intersection between psychology and the law, with active research projects on eyewitness identification, eyewitness testimony, and jury decision-making.
The types of question my research asks include:
- How do eyewitnesses make decisions from police lineups? And how can we improve the reliability of those decisions?
- How can we obtain more detailed, and more accurate, accounts of a critical event from an eyewitness?
- How do jurors evaluate defendants who present with different psychiatric, neurological, or medical conditions?
Outside of my psychology-law research, I am also involved in an ongoing project on climate change education. Finally, I have a keen interest in “meta-science” – the study of the practice of science, and try to embed Open Sciences practices into all of my research.