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Bio: Julie graduated from the University of Maastricht (NL) with a MSc in Psychology and Law in 2007. She then went on to the University of Abertay (UK) and completed her PhD in Psychology in 2010. Her doctoral research investigated the ability of witnesses with mild learning disabilities to construct facial composites.
Julie then went on to work as a Postdoctoral Researcher on a Leverhulme funded project with Professor Amina Memon and Dr Alan Scoboria at Royal Holloway, University of London. The research aims to develop procedures to maximise the accuracy of witness statements in senior citizens and young adults. We intend to provide a better specification of age related memory deficits as well as to develop interviewing and training procedures to counteract these deficits
Julie is now a Postdoctoral Teaching Associate at Royal Holloway, University of London and continues to collaborate with Professor Memon and Dr Scoboria on research examining memory and metacognition in senior adults.
Research interests: Memory, investigative interviewing, face recognition and meta-cognition.
Bio: Andy is a Research Assistant working on a Leverhulme funded project with Professor Amina Memon, Dr Julie Julie Gawrylowicz and Dr Alan Scoboria at Royal Holloway, University of London. We are currently working on 2 projects that examine nonbelieved memories in older adults and across the lifespan. Before coming to Royal Holloway, Andy graduated from the University of Hull with a BSc in Psychology in 2010, and MRes in 2011. Since then he worked with Professor Giuliana Mazzoni as a Research Assistant.
Research interests: Memory, meta-cognition.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Bio: Originally from Italy, Federica is in her second year, studying for a BsC in Psychology at Royal Holloway. She find’s psychology intriguing because it is embedded in every aspect of life.
Federica has been trained in the Cognitive Interview and is working on current projects by transcribing and coding interview data.
Research Interests: Forensic and Clinical Psychology.
Bio: Julie is an international student in her second year. She is studying Psychology at Royal Holloway and is interested in forensic and clinical psychology.
She joined the lab group before the summer and is working with Francesca Ainsworth, conducting cross-examination interviews for her PhD research. She enjoys being involved in both social and academic meetings with the Eyewitness Group.
Bio: Julia is a second year psychology student at Royal Holloway, University of London. Since joining the Eyewitness Group in January 2012, she has primarily been involved in transcribing interview data. She is now conducting cross-examination interviews as part of Francesca Ainsworth’s PhD research.
Julia enjoys participating in the Eyewitness Group lab meetings which, she says, have improved her critical-thinking skills during discussions of published research.
Bio: Rebecca is in her second year doing Criminology and Sociology. She joined the Royal Holloway Eyewitness Group just beforethe summer in 2012.
She is currently interview participants as part of Francesca’s PhD research. Rebecca is particularly interested in the Forensic Psychology and Violent Crime modules she is currently taking as part of her degree.
Bio:Francesca is currently a mature student in her third year as a Psychology undergraduate at Royal Holloway. She decided to pursue her interest in psychology in the hope that she could retrain and build a career in something she enjoys. She is particularly interested in why people exibit certain behaviours and the biological basis for that behaviour, as well as understanding mental illness.
During her time in the eyewitness lab group she has been involved in testing and interviewing participants, transcribing and coding data. She has previously volunteered in clinical settings at Parkside Hospital in Wimbledon and the NHS Community Neurorehabilitation Centre in Croydon.
Research interests: Forensic Psychology and Clinical Psychology
Bio: Stephanie is a third year Psychology student at Royal Holloway and has a keen interest in Forensic Psychology. She hopes to pursue a future career in a forensic setting. She currently volunteers for Victim Support and has also started work on her third year project looking at deception and the use of the Self-Administered Interview.
Bio: Emilia is a second year Psychology student at Royal Holloway, University of London and is interested in forensic, analytical and counselling Psychology. She is currently conducting cross-examination interviews for Francesca Ainsworth’s PhD research.
Bio: Maria is a third year Psychology student at Royal Holloway who is particularly interested in offender mental health and hopes to pursue a career in Forensic Psychology. Since joining the Eyewitness Group, she has been transcribing interview data and conducting cross-examination interviews as part of Francesca Ainsworth’s PhD research.
Maria has previously worked as a care worker for the elderly and vulnerable adults with mental illnesses. She is curently conducting research for her third year project looking at the influence of the Self-Administered Interview on deceivers’ ability to conceal information