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 The Human 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

No publications found

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

A whole system approach to improving child witnesses' particularisation of sexual abuse offences

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

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 2

  • 2015: $16,964
  • 2014: $51,662
  • 2013: $98,676
  • 2012: $62,309

Other Public Sector Funding

A whole system approach to improving child witnesses' particularisation of sexual abuse offences

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

  • 2014: $50,000
  • 2013: $50,000
  • 2012: $50,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2017

Patrick Charles Tidmarsh

Thesis entitled: Training sexual crime investigators to get the "Whole Story"

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2016

Meaghan Danby

Thesis entitled: Examining interview techniques to assist children¿s recall of repeated events

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Larissa Christensen

Thesis entitled: Pathway to justice: Examining the attrition of child sexual abuse cases

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Executive Supervisor
2016

Richelle Annette Mayshak

Thesis entitled: Emotional and Cognitive Interpersonal Processes Associated with Online Social Networking

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

Co-supervisor
2016

Luke Leonard Hockey

Thesis entitled: An Exploration of the Relationship between Psychopathy and the MMPI-2

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

Associate Supervisor
2014

Elli Darwinkel

Thesis entitled: Evaluation of Victoria Police SOCIT-MDC reforms for sexual assault investigation

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2013

Mia Gentle

Thesis entitled: The effectiveness of the cognitive interview procedure with child witnesses

Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), School of Psychology

2012

Gavin Ross Abbott

Thesis entitled: Schizotypy and Diminished Subjective Wellbeing: Social Cognition and Affect

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology