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Workshops

Thinking forensics: Cognitive science for forensic scientists

Based on our 2017 paper Thinking Forensics, this 1-day cognitive science workshop for forensic scientists covers topics such as the fallibility of perception & memory, contextual information & confirmation bias, the relationship between experience & expertise, communication of forensic science evidence and the importance of feedback. This workshop is delivered by A/Prof. Kristy Martire, Prof. Richard Kemp and myself.

 

Introduction to data analysis for forensic scientists running human validation studies

This 1-day workshop covers the basics of analysing human performance data for forensic scientists who have collected data from a human validation study. The workshop covers data organisation and checking, descriptive statistics, correlations, signal detection theory and basic inferential statistics (e.g. t-tests). This workshop is delivered by A/Prof. Kristy Martire, Prof. Richard Kemp, James Dunn and myself.

 

Introduction to forensic psychology for high-school students

This 1-hour workshop is designed to introduce high-school students to key topics and research in forensic psychology. Students learn about the fallibility of eyewitness memory, face identification, deception detection, forensic science evidence, jury decision making and wrongful convictions.


 

Science communication

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Speed meet a scientist | August 2018

As part of the Sydney Science Festival, I participated in 'Speed meet a scientist' at the Sydney Powerhouse Museum. Over three hours, I spoke to members of the public about why they should be worried about face recognition and how super-recognisers could be part of the solution. It was great fun and an honour to be amongst 40 other incredible scientists talking about their research.

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London Science Museum Lates | December 2016

My colleagues and I from the University of York in the UK participated in the London Science Museum's Lates event - an adults only, after-hours night of interactive science demonstrations and talks by leading scientists. We set up a makeshift passport control desk and tested the public's ability to verify the identity of a traveller. Little did the public know we were trying out a new form of identity fraud. Stay tuned for an upcoming publication!  

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PSYCh!York | June 2016

Along with Dr. Robin Kramer and Dr. Mila Mileva from the FaceVar Lab at the University of York, we spent the day talking to the public about face perception, why face recognition is so difficult and testing their ability to identify an offender in CCTV footage.

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FameLab NSW | April 2016

I had the pleasure of competing in FameLab alongside 11 other early career scientists. PowerPoint and jargon are out - props and creative delivery in 3 minutes are in!


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Media

Crowd science | BBC World service | 2017

Whilst working as a post-doc at the University of York, I was approached by the BBC's Crowd Science program to talk about face recognition and super-recognisers. I'm on from 13:36!

The Science show | ABC Radio National | 2014

After competing in the UNSW Science 1-minute thesis competition, I was approached by ABC Radio National's The Science Show program to give a brief overview of my PhD research.