The eyewitness research group headed by Professor Amina Memon is based in the Psychology Department at Royal Holloway University of London. We use methods from experimental psychology to understand why eyewitnesses make errors. We are also conducting research to improve our understanding of the role of eyewitness evidence and decision making within the Criminal Justice System.
Prof. Amina Memon provided the following interpretation of the film ‘What Maisie Knew’, in response to a review published on the University of Maastricht’s Forensic Psychology webpage : “The perspective of the child was a novel and captivating element of this movie. The camera focuses on Maisie in almost every single shot often cutting out …View full post
Lab member Dr. Julie Gawrylowicz will be presenting research about the eyewitness performance of older adults, a collaboration with Professor Amina Memon and Dr. Alan Scoboria. Other lab members will also be in attendance, and there a still a few spaces left (this event is free but attendees must book their space) Event information: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/festival/festival-events/professionals-2013/vulnerable-witnesses.aspx Book …View full post
Elizabeth Loftus talks of her work, researching eyewitness memory as the US considers new instructions to jurors to inform them of the potential flaws in memory. Click here for the full article. Image credited to Nature.com: Brad Swonetz/Redux/EyevineView full post
The sun has been shining here at Royal Holloway and has provided perfect weather for graduation week. Congratulations to all the finalist graduates from the Royal Holloway Eyewitness Group. We wish you all the best of luck for the future. Click here to go to our Recent Graduates page.View full post