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Dr Guadagno is a lecturer in the School of Psychology. She is the Assistant Course Coordinator of the Doctor of Forensic Psychology, and Coordinator of the Forensic Psychology Clinical Placements. Dr. Guadagno teaches and chairs units at the undergraduate and post-graduate level and is also an active researcher and supervisor in the forensic psychology area.
Unit Chair of:
- HPS309/789 Psychological Testing and Measurement
- HPS932 Forensic Placement 2
- HPS934 Psychology and the Law
- HPS935 Forensic Placement 3 (Co-chair)
- HPS943 Child and Family Forensic Placement 1 and Conference Seminar A
- HPS945 Child and Family Forensic Placement 2 and Conference Seminar B
- PDP011 Advanced Practice in Forensic Interviewing of Children
Dr Guadagno's research is primarily focussed on the development of training strategies to improve the competency of forensic interviewers, particularly in cases of repeated child abuse. She also has an interest in the assessment of risk among offender populations.
Dean's Award 1999, The University of Melbourne
Dean's Award 2001, The University of Melbourne
Registered psychologist, Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria
Member, Australian Psychological Society
Executive Committee Member, APS College of Forensic Psychologists
2007- current: Professional Development Officer, College of Forensic Psychologists (Vic branch), Australian Psychological Society
Powell, M. B. & Guadagno, B. L. (2008). A critical examination of the types of open-ended questions used by investigative interviewers of children. 18th Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law, Maastricht, Netherlands.
Guadagno, B. L., & Powell, M. B. (2008). A critique of investigative interviewers' use of open-ended questions. 28th Annual Congress of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, Sydney.
Guadagno, B. L. & Powell, M. B. (2009). An examination of how police officers question children about repeatedly experienced events. APS College of Forensic Psychologists 2009 Conference: Advancing Forensic Psychology, Melbourne.