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 Joanne Rechdan interested in how our social interactions with others (e.g. live conversations; computer mediated communication) influence our recall of events, particularly forensically relevant events.

She has previously examined how social comparative feedback regarding memory performance, and co-witness discussions, affect the accuracy, subjective confidence, and precision of individual recall reports.

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

Research group affiliations

  • Psychology research group; Cognition & Neuroscience research cluster

Areas of teaching

  • Criminological and Forensic Psychology; Research Methods & Statistics

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Psychology, American University of Beirut (2009)
  • Mphil Social & Developmental Psychology, University of Cambridge (2011)
  • PhD Psychology, University of Portsmouth & Maastricht University (dual-degree; 2017)

Courses taught

  • PSYC 3000: Psychology Project
  • PSYC 3016: Criminological and Forensic Psychology
  • PSYC 1090: Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC 1094: Empirical Psychology

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 (EAPL)
  • Society for Applied Research in Memory & Cognition (SARMAC)

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.

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