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

I am interested in how our social interactions with others (e.g. live conversations; computer mediated communication) influence our recall of events.

I have previously examined how post-event factors such as co-witness discussion, or receiving feedback regarding memory performance, can affect individual recall reports.

My current research is focused on the development and assessment of approaches for interviewing eyewitnesses and victims of crime in cross-cultural contexts.

Research group affiliations

  • Institute for Psychological Science

Research interests/expertise

Social Influences on Human Memory; Investigative Interviewing

Areas of teaching

Forensic Psychology; Research Methods

Qualifications

BA; Mphil; PhD

Courses taught

  • Empirical Psychology; Criminological & Forensic Psychology; Research Methods

Honours and awards

  • Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (EMJD) Fellowship—Full PhD tuition and stipend, 2013-2016

  • Said Foundation Scholarship, administered by Cambridge Trusts—Full Mphil tuition and stipend, 2010-2011

  • Michel Alexandre Namour Memorial Endowed Scholarship, American University of Beirut—Partial undergraduate tuition fees, 2005-2009

Membership of professional associations and societies

European Association of Psychology & Law; Society for Applied Research in Memory & Cognition; Experimental Psychology Society

Professional licences and certificates

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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 (2nd supervisor)

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); Title: Towards the development of a framework for the interviewing of vulnerable people in Japan

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