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Lab Publications

By topic area

See below for list of the labs publications sorted by research area. Unforunately due to copyright we are unable to provide copies of our publications ourselves but some are avaliable online.

Face Matching

Hu, Y., Jackson, K. Yates, A., White, D. Phillips, P. J., O’Toole, A. J. (in press). Person identification: Qualitative differences in reliance on face and body in forensic facial examiners and untrained people. Visual Cognition.

White, D., Norrell, K., Phillips, J. P., O’Toole, A. J. (2017). Human factors in forensic face identification. In Springer Handbook of Biometrics in Forensic Science, Tistarelli, M. & Champod, C. (Eds.). Springer-Verlag.

Towler, A., White, D., Kemp ,R. I. (2017). Evaluating the feature comparison strategy for forensic face identification. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 23(1), 47-58. [doi: 10.1037/xap0000108]

White, D., Rivolta, D., Burton, A. M., Al-Janabi, S., & Palermo, R. (2017). Face matching impairment in developmental prosopagnosia. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70(2), 287-297.

Kemp, R. I. & White, D. (2016). Face identification. In Applied Cognitive Psychology, Groome, D., Eyesenck, M. (Eds.). Taylor & Francis, UK.

Beattie, L., Walsh, D., McLaren, J., Biello, S. M., & White, D. (2016). Perceptual impairment in face identification with poor sleep. Royal Society Open Science, 3(10), 160321.

White, D., Dunn, J. D., Schmid, A. C., & Kemp, R. I. (2015). Error Rates in Users of Automatic Face Recognition Software. PLoS One, 10(10), e0139827. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139827

White, D., Phillips, P. J., Hahn, C. A., Hill, M., & O’Toole, A. J. (2015). Perceptual expertise in forensic facial image comparison. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 282, 1814-1822. http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.1292

Menon, N., White, D., & Kemp, R. I. (2015). Variation in Photos of the Same Face Drives Improvements in Identity Verification. Perception, 0301006615599902.

White, D., Burton, A. L., & Kemp, R. I. (2015). Not looking yourself: The cost of self-selecting photographs for identity verification. Br J Psychol. doi: 10.1111/bjop.12141

Ritchie, K. L., Smith, F. G., Jenkins, R., Bindemann, M., White, D., & Burton, A. M. (2015). Viewers base estimates of face matching accuracy on their own familiarity: Explaining the photo-ID paradox. Cognition, 141, 161-169. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2015.05.002

Menon, N., White, D. & Kemp, R. I. (2015). Identity-level representations affect unfamiliar face matching performance in sequential but not simultaneous tasks. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 16, 1-17

White D, Kemp RI, Jenkins R, Matheson M, Burton AM (2014) Passport Officers’ Errors in Face Matching. PLoS ONE 9(8): e103510. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0103510 

White, D., Burton, A. M., Jenkins, R. & Kemp, R. I. (2014). Redesigning photo-ID to improve unfamiliar face matching. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 20 (2), 166-173.

Towler, A., White, D. & Kemp ,R. I. (2014). Evaluating training methods of Facial Image Comparison: The Face Shape Strategy does not work. Perception, 43 (2), 214-218.

White, D., Kemp, R., Jenkins, R. & Burton, A. M. (2014). Feedback training for facial image comparison. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21 (1), 100-106.

White, D., Burton, A. M., Kemp, R. I., & Jenkins, R. (2013). Crowd effects in unfamiliar face matching. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27(6), 769-777.

Frowd, C. D., White, D., Kemp, R., Jenkins, R., Nawaz, K., & Herold, K. (2014). Constructing faces from memory: the impact of image likeness and prototypical representations. The Journal of Forensic Practice16(4).

Strathie, A., McNeill, A. & White, D. (2012). In the dock: Chimeric image composites reduce face identification accuracy. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26 (1), 140-148.

Jenkins, R., White, D., Van Monfort, X. & Burton, A. M. (2011). Variability in photos of the same face. Cognition, 121 (3), 313-323.

Megreya, A. M., White, D. & Burton, A. M. (2011). The other race effect does not rely on memory: evidence from a matching task. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 64, 1473-1483.

Burton, A. M., White, D. & McNeill, A. (2010). The Glasgow Face Matching Test. Behavior Research Methods, 42, pp 286-291.

Jenkins, R., Burton, A.M., & White, D. (2006). Face recognition from unconstrained images: Progress with prototypes. Proceedings of the Seventh IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition pp 25-30.

Burton, A. M., Jenkins, R., Hancock, P. J., & White, D. (2005). The power of averages: Robust Representations for Face Recognition. Cognitive Psychology, 51, pp 256- 284.

Eyewitness Memory

Harris, C. B., Paterson, H. M., & Kemp, R. I. (2008). Collaborative recall and collective memory: What happens when we remember together?. Memory,16(3), 213-230.

Martire K.A., Kemp R.I. (2008). Knowledge of eyewitness identification issues: Survey of public defenders in New South Wales. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 15(1), 78-87. doi:10.1080/13218710701873973

Paterson, H. M., & Kemp, R. I. (2006). Co-witnesses talk: A survey of eyewitness discussion. Psychology, Crime & Law12(2), 181-191.

Forensic Science

Martire, K,A., Edmond, G., Navarro, D.J., & Newell, B.R. (2017). On the likelihood of “encapsulating all uncertainty. Science and Justice, 57, 76 - 79. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scijus.2016.10.004

Morrison, G.S., Kaye, D.H., Balding, D.J., Taylor, D., Dawid, P., Aitken, C.G, G., Gittelson, S., Zadora, G., Robertson, B., Willis, S., Pope, S., Neil, M., Martire, K.A., Hepler, A., Gill, R.D., Jamieson, A., de Zoete, J., Ostrum, R.B., & Caliebe, A. (2017). A comment on the PCAST report: Skip the “match”/“non-match” stage. Forensic Science International, 272, e7 - e9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.10.018

Edmond, G., & Martire, K.A. (2016). Forensic science in criminal courts: The latest scientific insights. Australian Bar Review, 42(3), 367-384.

Martire K.A., & Kemp, R.I. (2016). Considerations when designing human performance tests in the forensic sciences. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00450618.2016.1229815

Martire, K.A., & Watkins, I. (2015). Perception problems of the verbal scale: A reanalysis and application of a membership function approach. Science and Justice, 55, 264 - 273. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scijus.2015.01.

Edmond, G., Found, B., Martire, K., Ballantyne, K., Hamer, D., Searston, R., ... & Tangen, J. (2016). Model forensic science. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 48(5), 496-537.

Edmond, G., Towler, A., Growns, B., Ribeiro, G., Found, B., White, D., ... & Kemp, R. I. (2016). Thinking forensics: Cognitive science for forensic practitioners. Science & Justice.

Edmond, G., Martire, K., Kemp, R., Hamer, D., Hibbert, B., Ligertwood, A., ... & White, D. (2014). How to cross-examine forensic scientists: A guide for lawyers. Australian Bar Review, 39(174).

Martire, K.A., Kemp, Sayle & Newell. (2014). On the interpretation of likelihood ratios in forensic science evidence: Presentation formats and the weak evidence effect. Forensic Sciences International. DE140100183

Howes, L,M., Martire, K.A., & Kelty, S.F. (2014). Response to Recommendation 2 of the 2009 NAS Report - Standards for formatting and reporting expert evaluative opinions: Where do we stand? Forensic Science Policy & Management: An International Journal. 5(1-2), 1-14.

Edmond, San Roque with Cole, Kemp, Martire, K.A., Porter & Tangen. (2013). Justica’s Gaze: Surveillance, Evidence and the Criminal Trial. Surveillance & Society, 11(3), 252-271. http://library.queensu.ca/ojs/index.php/surveillance-and-society/article/view/justicia/justicia

Martire, K. A., Kemp, Watkins, Sayle & Newell (2013). The expression and interpretation of uncertain forensic science evidence: Verbal equivalence, evidence strength and the weak evidence effect. Law & Human Behavior, 37(3), 197-207. doi:10.1037/lhb0000027.

Martire, K. A., Kemp, R. I., & Newell, B. R. (2013). The psychology of interpreting expert evaluative opinions. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 45(3), 305-314. doi:10.1080/00450618.2013.784361

Found, B., Edmond, G., with Cole, S., Hamer, D., Kemp, R. I., Martire K. A., Newell, B., Porter, G., & San Roque, M. (2012). Reporting on the comparison and interpretation of pattern evidence: recommendations for forensic specialists. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences. DOI: 10.1080/00450618.2011.644260.

Jury Effects

Martire K.A., Kemp R.I. (2011). Can experts help jurors to evaluate eyewitness evidence? A review of eyewitness expert effects. Legal and Criminological Psychology16(1), 24-36.doi:10.1348/135532509X477225<

Martire K.A., Kemp R.I. (2009). The impact of eyewitness expert evidence and judicial instruction on juror ability to evaluate eyewitness testimony. Law and Human Behavior33(3), 225-236. doi:10.1007/s10979-008-9134-z

Expert Evidence

Ross, R., Martire, K. A., & Kramer, K. (2017). Consistent with: What doctors say and jurors hear. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00450618.2017.1324583

Edmond, G., Martire, K.A., & San Roque, M. (2017). Expert reports and the forensic sciences. UNSW Law Journal.

Martire, K. A., & Edmond, G. (2017). Rethinking expert opinion evidence. Melbourne University Law Review.

Edmond, Martire, K. A. & San Roque. (2011). Unsound law: Issues with (“expert”) voice comparison evidence. Melbourne University Law Review, 35, 52-112.

Edmond, Martire, K. A. & San Roque. (2011). ‘Mere guesswork’: Cross-lingual voice comparisons and the jury. Sydney Law Review.

Martire, K. A., & Kemp, R. I. (2011). Can experts help jurors to evaluate eyewitness evidence? A review of eyewitness expert effects. Legal and criminological psychology16(1), 24-36.

Biber, K., Kemp, R. I., & Porter, G. (2009). Law's looking glass: expert identification evidence derived from photographic and video images.Current issues in criminal justice20(3).

Martire, K. A., & Kemp, R. I. (2009). The impact of eyewitness expert evidence and judicial instruction on juror ability to evaluate eyewitness testimony. Law and Human Behavior33(3), 225.

Martire, K. A., & Kemp, R. I. (2009). The impact of accurate and erroneous eyewitness expert evidence on jurors' ability to evaluate eyewitness testimony. Law & Human Behavior, 33(3), 225.

Martire, K. A., & Kemp, R. I. (2008). Knowledge of eyewitness identification issues: A survey of Public Defenders in New South Wales. Psychiatry, Psychology & Law, 15(1), 78-87.

Other Research

Growns, B., Kinner, S. A., Conroy, E., Baldry, E., & Larney, S. (2017). A systematic review of supported accommodation programs for people released from custody. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 1-21.

Watkins, I.J., & Martire, K.A. (2015). Generalized linear mixed models for deception research: avoiding problematic data aggregation. Psychology, Crime and Law, 21, 821 - 835. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1068316X.2015.1054384

Rourke, P., Howard, J. & Martire, K.A. (accepted 10.9.2014) “Legal mandates and perceived coercion in residential alcohol and other drug treatment”. Psychiatry, Psychology & Law.

Martire K.A., Howard MVA, Sayle MA, Sunjic SS (2013) Connections Program Patients: A Descriptive Analysis of the Reintegration Needs of Incarcerated Substance Users. Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence. 1:133. doi: 10.4172/2329-6488.1000133.

Bright, Martire, K. A. (2012). Does coerced treatment of substance using offenders lead to improvement in substance use and recidivism? A review of the treatment efficacy literature. Australian Psychologist. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-9544.2012.00072.x

Martire, K. A., Larney (2012). Increasing numbers of inmate separations from Australian prisons highlights an increasing need for data dissemination. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(2), 110.

Martire, K. A., Sunjic, Topp & Indig (2011). Financial Sanctions and the Justice System: Fine Debts among New South Wales Prisoners with a History of Problematic Substance Use. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 44(2). 258 - 271

Martire, K. A. & Larney, S. (2011). Health outcomes, program completion and criminal recidivism among participants in the Rural Alcohol Diversion program, Australia. Journal of Substance Use 2011, Vol. 16, No. 1 , Pages 50-56

Larney, S & Martire, K. A. (2010). Factors affecting criminal recidivism among participants in the Magistrates Early Referral Into Treatment (MERIT) program in New South Wales, Australia. Drug and Alcohol Review. Volume 29, Issue 6, pages 684–688, November 2010

Martire, K. A.. (2010). An examination of the implications of financial strain for forensic psychology. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 10(3), 159-176.

Martire, K. A. & Larney, S. (2010). An estimate of the number of inmate separations from Australian prisons 2000/01 and 2005/06. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(3), 255-257.

Martire, K. A. & Larney, S. (2009). Inadequate data collections prevents health planning for released prisoners. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(7), 408.


The Forensic Psychology Lab is part of the School of Psychology at UNSW Sydney.