Dr Joanne Rechdan

Job: Lecturer in Psychology

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0) 116 207 8861

E: joanne.rechdan@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5903-377X

 

Personal profile

Dr Rechdan is a Lecturer in Psychology. She joined DMU in 2018, after completing a dual PhD in Psychology at the University of Portsmouth (UK) and Maastricht University (NL). Dr Rechdan's research is primarily focused on two topics:

  • How do our social interactions with others (e.g. live conversations; computer mediated communication) influence our recall of events? 
  • How do prejudice and discrimination affect the well-being of racial, ethnic, and sexual minority group members? Do members of these minorty groups have equal access to justice?

Research group affiliations

  • Institute for Psychological Science

Research interests/expertise

  • Social influences on memory
  • Investigative Interviewing practices across cultures
  • Prejudice, discrimination, and hate crimes towards racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities

Qualifications

  • BA(hons) in Psychology
  • Mphil in Social & Developmental Psychology
  • PhD in Psychology

Courses taught

  • PSYC 1094: Empirical Psychology
  • PSYC 1090: Research Methods
  • PSYC 3000: Psychology Project
  • PSYC 3016: Criminological Psychology

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Experimental Psychology Society (EPS)
  • Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC)

Professional licences and certificates

  • PGcert in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education

Conference attendance

  • Rechdan, J., Cassidy, H., Hope, L., & Vrij, A. (2017, May). Applying the model statement technique in investigative interviews with eyewitnesses. Paper presented at the annual conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL), Mechelen, Belgium.
  • Rechdan, J., Hope, L., Sauerland, M., Ost, J., Sauer, J.D., & Merckelbach, H. (2016, July). The effects of social comparative feedback on grain-size and confidence in eyewitness reports. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL), Toulouse, France.
  • Rechdan, J., Hope, L., Sauerland, M., Ost, J., Sauer, J.D., & Merckelbach, H. (2016, July). Was that how it happened? Exploring the effects of co-witness discussion on metamemory. In J. Gawrylowicz (Chair), Memory in the ‘Real World’: Factors Influencing Memory in Forensic Settings. Paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on Memory (ICOM), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Rechdan, J., Sauer, J.D., Hope, L., Sauerland, M., & Ost, J. (2015, June). The effects of social comparative feedback on grain size and confidence in eyewitness reports. Paper presented at the Eleventh Conference of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC), Victoria, BC, Canada.

Current research students

  • Miss Ngosa Kambashi, PhD candidate

Externally funded research grants information

  • ESRC UK-Japan Connections Grant - 47,527 GBP; Co-Investigator, in collaboration with PI Professor Dave Walsh (DMU Law School); "Towards the development of a framework for the interviewing of vulnerable people in Japan"

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