Staff profile - Stefanie Sharman
Dr Stefanie Sharman
|Position:||Senior Lecturer |
|Faculty or Division:||Faculty of Health|
|Department:||School of Psychology|
|Campus:||E2.12, Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Phone:||+61 3 92446485 +61 3 92446485|
- Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ), 2003
- Bachelor of Science, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ), 2002
- Bachelor of Science, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ), 1998
- Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2011
Memory and cognition, research methods
Subjects and units currently teaching
HPS203/773 Understanding the Mind (Unit chair)
HPS650 Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Course director)
Conferences and seminars
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 and prizes
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
* Interviewing children about repeated events
* Interviewing adults about repeated events
* The impact of different types of misleading questions on eyewitness recall
* Motivated false memories
Dr Sharman has three main research interests in the area of memory:
- How people can come to remember experiences that they never actually had.
- Whether people can tell when someone is lying to them about past experiences.
- The impact of interviewing (e.g., by police) on peoples memories for events that they experienced or witnessed.