Staff profile - Stefanie Sharman

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Dr Stefanie Sharman

Position: Senior Lecturer
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Psychology
Campus: E2.12, Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 46485 +61 3 924 46485
Email: stefanie.sharman@deakin.edu.au

Academic

Teaching Interests

Memory and cognition, research methods


Subjects and units currently teaching

HPS203/773 Understanding the Mind (Unit chair)


Knowledge areas

Autobiographical memory

False memory

Source monitoring

Cognition

Investigative interviewing


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

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


Research

Research 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


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.


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/21484/Dr-Stefanie-Sharman


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