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Prof. Martine Powell
School of Psychology
+61 3 924 46106
Role and profile
Professor Powell has held academic appointments at Deakin University since 1997 and was appointed to a Personal Chair in 2004. Her research, supervision and teaching profile relate primarily to the forensic psychology area. Professor Powell has played a major role in the development of several postgraduate courses including the Doctor of Psychology (Forensic) and an on-line professional development unit for forensic interviewers (e.g. police and social workers).
HPS944 Children & the Law
HPS948 Forensic Placement 1 and Case Analysis Seminar 1
Course Coordinator, Doctor of Forensic (Psychology)
Professor Powell has published in a broad range of areas. However her research focuses primarily on the issue of child eyewitness testimony and forensic interviewing of child witnesses and suspects. The focus of her research has been the identification of factors which make interviewees more or less reliable, as well as training strategies that improve the competency of forensic interviewers. Her publications have addressed:
• memory and suggestibility;
• individual, organisational, procedural factors that impact the competency of forensic interviewers;
• impact, assessment and treatment of sexual abuse across the life span;
• stress and policing;
• narrative language ability of juvenile offenders.
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