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Our People

UNSW Sydney Forensic Psychology Lab - Lab Photo 2017

PROFESSOR RICHARD KEMP

Principle Investigator

UNSW Sydney Forensic Psychology Lab - Associate Professor Richard Kemp

Area of Research: Forensic and legal psychology, Eyewitness evidence, especially identification evidence, Policing and Police interviewing, Applied cognitive psychology and applied perception, Face perception.

Education:

BSc Psychology, University of Durham, UK

PhD Psychology, University of London, UK

Links:

Email: Professor Richard Kemp

   

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR KRISTY MARTIRE

Associate Professor & Director Master of Psychology (Forensic) Program

UNSW Sydney Forensic Psychology Lab - Dr Kristy Martire

Area of Research: Lay interpretations of expert evidence, The presumption of innocence, Validity and reliability of forensic science techniques.

Education:

BA(Hons), University of Sydney

Master of Psychology (Forensic), University of New South Wales

PhD (Forensic Psychology), University of New South Wales.

Links:

Email: Associate Professor Kristy Matire

   

DR DAVID WHITE

Scientia Fellow (Lecturer)

UNSW Sydney Forensic Psychology Lab - Dr David White

Area of Research: Face Perception, Identification, Perceptual Discrimination, Individual Differences, Visual Expertise.

Education:

University of Glasgow (PhD), University of York (BSc) 

Links:

Email: Dr David White 

   

PROFESSOR GARY EDMOND

ARC Future Fellow, Director of Postgraduate Research, Faculty of Law

UNSW Sydney Forensic Psychology Lab - Professor Gary Edmond

Areas of Research: Expert evidence, forensic science, Law and science, Law and society, Sociology of scientific knowledge, Public understanding of law, Empirical legal studies.

Links:

Email: Professor Gary Edmond

   

MEHERA SAN ROQUE

Senior Lecturer, Director of JD Studies, Faculty of Law

UNSW Sydney Forensic Psychology Lab - Mehera San Roque

Areas of Research: Law of Evidence, Law and Visual Culture, Surveillance Studies, Feminist Legal Theory 

Links:

Email: Mehera San Roque

   

DR ALICE TOWLER

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

UNSW Forensic Psychology Lab - Alice Towler

Area of Research: Forensic psychology, face matching, image comparison, training.

Education:

PhD in Psychology from the University of New South Wales 2017.

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons I) from The University of Queensland 2011.

Links:

Email: Dr Alice Towler

   

DR JAMES DUNN

Postdoctoral Researcher

UNSW Sydney Forensic Psychology Lab - James Dunn

Area of Research: Face Recognition & Visual Search

Education:

BAdvSci(Hons), UNSW Sydney, Sydney (2012)

Ph.D. (Psychology), UNSW Sydney, Sydney (2018)

Links:

Email: Dr James Dunn

   

BETHANY GROWNS

PhD/M.Psyc (Forensic) Candidate

UNSW Sydney Forensic Psychology Lab - Bethany Growns

Area of Research: Cognitive mechanisms of forensic science expertise

Education:

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons), University of New South Wales

Links:

Email: Bethany Growns

   

TANYA WAYNE

PhD Candidate

UNSW Sydney Forensic Psychology Lab - Tanya Wayne

Area of Research: Unfamiliar Voice Discrimination

Education:

Bachelor of Psychology, University of New South Wales

Links:

Email: Tanya Wayne

   

STEPHANIE SUMMERSBY

PhD Candidate

UNSW Sydney Forensic Psychology Lab - Stephanie Summersby

Area of Research: Forensic Evidence, face recognition and matching

Education:

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons 1), University of Wollongong

Bachelor of Laws, University of Wollongong

Email: Stephanie Summersby

   

JEN GRANT

PhD Candidate

UNSW Sydney Forensic Psychology Lab - Jen Grant

Area of Research: Expert Evidence

Education:

Bachelor of Psychology, University of Newcastle

Masters of Psychology (Forensic), University of New South Wales

Email: Jen Grant

   

ANITA TRINH

PhD/M.Psyc (Forensic) Candidate

UNSW Sydney Forensic Psychology Lab - Anita Trinh

Area of Research: Face recognition and matching, individual differences

Education:

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons), UNSW Sydney

Email: Anita Trinh

   

MARIAM YOUNAN

PhD/M.Psyc (Forensic) Candidate

UNSW Sydney Forensic Psychology Lab - Mariam Younan

Area of Research: Forensic psychology, Expertise, Legal Decision-making, Visual Pattern-matching.

Education:

Bachelor of Advanced Science (Hons Class 1), University of New South Wales

Links:

Email: Mariam Younan

   

VICTOR PERRONE DE LIMA VARELA

PhD Candidate

UNSW Sydney Forensic Psychology Lab - Victor Varela

Area of Research: Face Recognition & Forensic Science

Education:

BSc. Electrical Engineering, FEI Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil (2016)

MSc. Electrical Engineering, FEI Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil (2018)

Links:

Email: Victor Perrone de Lima Varela

   

CHRISTEL MACDONALD

Research Assistant

UNSW Sydney Forensic Psychology Lab - Christel Macdonald

Area of Research: Eyewitness evidence and face matching

Education:

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons), UNSW

Links:

Email: Christel Macdonald

 

Lab Alumni

James Dunn

PhD Student (2018)

Carmen Lin

Honours Student (2018)

Emma Bryant

Honours Student (2018)

Rebecca Tyler

Honours Student (2018)

Anita Trinh

Honours Student (2017)

Julie Van

Honours Student (2017)

Alice Towler

PhD Student (2016)

Nadia Menon

PhD Student (2016)

Na Young Lee

Honours Student (2016)

Emma Finch

Research Assistant (2016)

Amy Burton

Honours Student/Research Assistant (2015)

Donna Li

PhD/M.Psyc (Organisational) (2015)

Jarrod Calabria

Honours Student (2015)

Helen Dimitrios

Honours Student (2014)

Alex Schmid

Research Assistant (2014)

Melissa She

Honours Student (2013)

Manuela Tan

Research Assistant (2013)

Academic and Industry Collaborators

Mike Burton

University of York

Rob Jenkins

University of York

Michael Matheson

Australian Passport Office, DFAT

Alice O'Toole

University of Texas

Helen Paterson

University of Sydney

Jason Tangen

University of Queensland

 

 

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