Dr Stefanie Sharman

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science, Victoria Univ. of Wellington, 2002
Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria Univ. of Wellington, 2003
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2011

Contact

Research interests

Dr Sharman has two main research interests in the area of memory:

  1. How people can come to remember experiences that they never actually had.
  2. The impact of interviewing (e.g., by police) on people's memories for events that they experienced or witnessed.

Teaching interests

Memory and cognition, research methods

Units taught

HPS203/773 Understanding the Mind (Unit chair)

Knowledge areas

Autobiographical memory

False memory

Source monitoring

Cognition

Investigative interviewing

Conferences

Brubacher, S., Scoboria, A., Sharman, S. J., & Powell, M. B. (2012, March). Adult witnesses suggestibility across various question types for present and absent details. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, Puerto Rico.

Powell, M. B., & Sharman, S. J. (2012, May). Improving the quality of professionals contemporaneous notes taken during interviews about alleged child abuse. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Meeting of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group, Toronto.

Sharman, S. J., & Powell, M. B. (2012, May). Adult witnesses suggestibility across four types of leading questions. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Meeting of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group, Toronto.

Awards

2001 Royal Society of New Zealand Travel Award

2002 School of Psychology PhD Scholarship, Victoria University of Wellington

2005 Vice Chancellors Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of New South Wales

Projects

* Interviewing children about repeated events

* Interviewing adults about repeated events

* The impact of different types of misleading questions on eyewitness recall

* Motivated false memories

Publications

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2016

Factors related to the accuracy of self-reported dietary intake of children aged 6 to 12 years elicited with interviews: a systematic review

Dr Stefanie Sharman, Prof Helen Skouteris, Prof Martine Powell, Miss Brittany Watson

(2016), Vol. 116, pp. 76-114, Journal of the academy of nutrition and dietetics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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A qualitative evaluation of the challenges faced by dieticians when interviewing children

Dr Stefanie Sharman, Prof Martine Powell, Prof Helen Skouteris

(2016), Vol. 100, pp. 80-85, Appetite, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2015

The effects of practice on children's ability to apply ground rules in a narrative interview

Miss Meaghan Danby, Dr Sonja Brubacher, Dr Stefanie Sharman, Prof Martine Powell

(2015), Vol. 33, pp. 446-458, Behavioral sciences and the law, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Professionals’ views on child sexual abuse attrition rates

Larissa Christensen, Dr Stefanie Sharman, Prof Martine Powell

(2015), Vol. 22, pp. 542-558, Psychiatry, psychology and law, London, Eng., C1

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Disrupting the encoding of misinformation delivered in closed specific and open presumptive questions

Dr Stefanie Sharman, Catherine Boyd, Prof Martine Powell

(2015), Vol. 22, pp. 535-541, Psychiatry, psychology and law, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Psychologists as expert witnesses in Australian courtrooms

Miss Elena Gianvanni, Dr Stefanie Sharman

(2015), Vol. 22, pp. 920-926, Psychiatry, psychology and law, London, Eng., C1

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Police and prosecutors' perceptions of adult sexual assault evidence associated with case authorisation and conviction

Dr Elli Darwinkel, Prof Martine Powell, Dr Stefanie Sharman

(2015), Vol. 30, pp. 213-220, Journal of police and criminal psychology, Berlin, Germany, C1

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2014

An examination of police officers' beliefs about how children report abuse

Dr Carolyn Hughes-Scholes, Prof Martine Powell, Dr Stefanie Sharman

(2014), Vol. 21, pp. 127-138, Psychiatry, psychology and law, Abingdon, England, C1

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The effect of different types of leading questions on adult eyewitnesses with mild intellectual disabilities

Mr Peter Bowles, Dr Stefanie Sharman

(2014), Vol. 28, pp. 129-134, Applied Cognitive Psychology, Hoboken, NJ, C1

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Does extensive free narrative prompting minimise the effect of mental reinstatement on children's recall of events?

Dr Elli Darwinkel, Prof Martine Powell, Dr Stefanie Sharman

(2014), Vol. 21, pp. 351-359, Psychiatry, psychology and law, Oxford, England, C1

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The relationship between investigative interviewing experience and open-ended question usage

Prof Martine Powell, Dr Carolyn Hughes-Scholes, Rebecca Smith, Dr Stefanie Sharman

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 283-292, Police practice and research : an international journal, Abingdon, England, C1

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2013

Does free recall moderate the effect of mental context reinstatement instructions on children's cued recall?

Dr Paul Dietze, Dr Stefanie Sharman, Prof Martine Powell, Prof Don Thomson

(2013), Vol. 19, pp. 881-891, Psychology, crime and law, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Assessing the effectiveness of the cognitive interview for children with severe intellectual disabilities

Rebecca Milne, Dr Stefanie Sharman, Prof Martine Powell, Sarah Mead

(2013), Vol. 60, pp. 18-29, International journal of disability, development and education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Does the cognitive interview promote the coherence of narrative accounts in children with and without an intellectual disability?

Mrs Mia Gentle, Rebecca Milne, Prof Martine Powell, Dr Stefanie Sharman

(2013), Vol. 60, pp. 30-43, International journal of disability, development and education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Using personal landmark events improves judgements about time, but not contents, in autobiographical memory

Mr Micaiah Zwartz, Dr Stefanie Sharman

(2013), Vol. 27, pp. 286-290, Applied cognitive psychology, West Sussex, England, C1

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Do cognitive interview instructions contribute to false beliefs and memories

Dr Stefanie Sharman, Prof Martine Powell

(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 114-124, Journal of investigative psychology and offender profiling, West Sussex, England, C1

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Mental context reinstatement or drawing: which better enhances children's recall of witnessed events and protects against suggestive questions?

Mrs Mia Gentle, Prof Martine Powell, Dr Stefanie Sharman

(2013), Vol. Early View, pp. -, Australian Journal of Psychology, Richmond, Vic., C1

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A review of the impact of different types of leading interview questions on child and adult witnesses with intellectual disabilities

Mr Peter Bowles, Dr Stefanie Sharman

(2013), Vol. 21, pp. 205-217, Psychiatry, psychology and law, Oxford, England, C1

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2012

A comparison of adult witnesses' suggestibility across various types of leading questions

Dr Stefanie Sharman, Prof Martine Powell

(2012), Vol. 26, pp. 48-53, Applied cognitive psychology, West Sussex, U. K., C1

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Skill in interviewing reduces confirmation bias

Prof Martine Powell, Dr Carolyn Hughes-Scholes, Dr Stefanie Sharman

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 126-134, Journal of investigative psychology and offender profiling, West Sussex, England, C1

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Police officers' ability to play the role of the child during investigative interview training

Dr Stefanie Sharman, Dr Carolyn Hughes-Scholes, Prof Martine Powell, Dr Belinda Guadagno

(2012), Vol. 14, pp. 312-321, International journal of police science and management, Isle of Man, England, C1

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2011

Context reinstatement effects in children’s cued recall of strongly and weakly associated word pairs

Dr Paul Dietze, Dr Stefanie Sharman, Prof Martine Powell, Prof Don Thomson

(2011), Vol. 28, pp. 91-100, Australian educational and developmental psychologist, Nedlands, W.A., C1

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Improving the quality of professionals’ contemporaneous notes taken during interviews about alleged child abuse

Prof Martine Powell, Dr Stefanie Sharman, Rita Cauchi

(2011), Vol. 5, pp. 317-327, Policing, Oxford, England, C1

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Current negative mood encourages changes in end-of-life treatment decisions and is associated with false memories

Dr Stefanie Sharman

(2011), Vol. 25, pp. 132-139, Cognition and emotion, Abingdon, England, C1

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Children's ability to estimate the frequency of single and repeated events

Dr Stefanie Sharman, Prof Martine Powell, A/Prof Kim Roberts

(2011), Vol. 13, pp. 234-242, International journal of police science & management, Dalby, Isle of Man, C1

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Retrieval-induced forgetting of performed and observed bizarre and familiar actions

Dr Stefanie Sharman

(2011), Vol. 58, pp. 361-369, Experimental psychology, Cambridge, Mass., C1

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2010

High prevalence information from difference sources affects the development of false beliefs

Celine van Golde, Dr Stefanie Sharman, Ingrid Candel

(2010), Vol. 24, pp. 152-163, Applied cognitive psychology, West Sussex, England, C1-1

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Do people's motives influence their susceptibility to imagination inflation?

Dr Stefanie Sharman, Samantha Calacouris

(2010), Vol. 57, pp. 77-82, Experimental psychology, Cambridge, Mass., C1-1

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Mood and retrieval-induced forgetting of positive and negative autobiographical memories

Celia B. Harris, Dr Stefanie Sharman, Amanda J. Barnier, Michelle L. Moulds

(2010), Vol. 24, pp. 399-413, Applied cognitive psychology, West Sussex, England, C1-1

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2009

Imagination equally influences false memories of high and low plausibility events

Dr Stefanie Sharman, Alan Scoboria

(2009), Vol. 23, pp. 813-827, Applied cognitive psychology, Bognor Regis, England, C1-1

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2008

False memories for end-of-life decisions

Dr Stefanie Sharman, Maryanne Garry, Jill A. Jacobson, Elizabeth F. Loftus, Peter H. Ditto

(2008), Vol. 27, pp. 291-296, Health psychology, Washington, DC, C1-1

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Imagining nice and nasty events in childhood or adulthood : recent positive events show the most imagination inflation

Dr Stefanie Sharman, Amanda J. Barnier

(2008), Vol. 129, pp. 228-233, Acta psychologica, Amsterdam , The Netherlands, C1-1

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2006

Should I believe this? Reality monitoring of accounts of self-experienced and invented recent and distant autobiographical events

Siegfried L Sporer, Dr Stefanie Sharman

(2006), Vol. 20, pp. 837-854, Applied cognitive psychology, Bognor Regis, England, C1-1

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2005

Using source cues and familiarity cues to resist imagination inflation

Dr Stefanie Sharman, Maryanne Garry, Maree J. Hunt

(2005), Vol. 120, pp. 227-242, Acta psychologica, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Discriminating adults' genuine, imagined, and deceptive accounts of positive and negative childhood events

Amanda J. Barnier, Dr Stefanie Sharman, Lisa McKay, Siegfried L Sporer

(2005), Vol. 19, pp. 985-1001, Applied cognitive psychology, Chichester, England, C1-1

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Memory on the beach : an Australian memory (and hypnosis) laboratory

Amanda J. Barnier, Richard A. Bryant, Leah Campbell, Rochelle Cox, Celia B. Harris, Lynette Hung, Fiona MacCallum, Dr Stefanie Sharman

(2005), Vol. 6, pp. 272-281, Cognitive processing, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Explain this : explaining childhood events Inflates confidence for those events

Dr Stefanie Sharman, Charles G. Manning, Maryanne Garry

(2005), Vol. 19, pp. 67-74, Applied cognitive psychology, West Sussex, England, C1-1

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2004

Imagination or exposure causes imagination inflation

Dr Stefanie Sharman, Maryanne Garry, Carl J. Beuke

(2004), Vol. 117, pp. 157-168, American journal of psychology, Champaign, Ill., C1-1

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2003

The power of the spoken word : sociolinguistic cues influence the misinformation effect

Lana Vornik, Dr Stefanie Sharman, Maryanne Garry

(2003), Vol. 11, pp. 101-109, Memory, Hove, England, C1-1

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2002

Examining memory for heterosexual college students' sexual experiences using an electronic mail diary

Maryanne Garry, Dr Stefanie Sharman, Julie Feldman, G. Alan Marlatt, Elizabeth F. Loftus

(2002), Vol. 21, pp. 629-634, Health psychology, Washington, DC, C1-1

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