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Dr Meaghan Danby

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Position

Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

meaghan.danby@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 45287

Research interests

Have you ever questioned whether to trust what someone was telling you? In forensic situations such as police interviews, the courtroom, or assessments for out-of-home care, what witnesses have to say can have important consequences. My research specialises in questioning techniques to help interviewers in these situations elicit plentiful and accurate accounts from witnesses. In particular, I focus on the specialist interviewing of children. I also have a keen interest in the interviewing of other vulnerable groups such as adult victims of abuse, people with a disability, and Indigenous Australians. I am passionate about student supervision and greatly enjoy supervising students in these areas.

Units taught

HPS302 Pathways Through Adulthood

HPS206 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Publications

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2020

Narrative practice may foster comfort but not enhance cognition in adult witness interviews about a mock sexual assault

Sonja Brubacher, Stefanie Sharman, Nina Westera, Hamida Zekiroski, Meaghan Danby, Martine Powell

(2020), Vol. 31, pp. 814-821, Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

The effects of episode similarity on children's reports of a repeated event

Meaghan Danby, Stefanie Sharman, Sonja Brubacher, Martine Powell

(2019), Vol. 27, pp. 561-567, Memory, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Tracking labels for occurrences of alleged child abuse from police interviews to trials

M Danby, B Earhart, S Brubacher, M Powell, J Goodman-Delahunty, N Westera

(2019), Vol. 24, pp. 41-54, Legal and criminological psychology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

A systematic mapping review of the associations between pregnancy intentions and health-related lifestyle behaviours or psychological wellbeing

Briony Hill, Emily Kothe, Sinéad Currie, Meaghan Danby, Adina Lang, Cate Bailey, Lisa Moran, Helena Teede, Madelon North, Lauren Bruce, Helen Skouteris

(2019), Vol. 14, Preventive medicine reports, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2018

A comparison of responses to substantive transition prompts in interviews with children

B Earhart, M Danby, S Brubacher, M Powell, S Sharman

(2018), pp. 1-5, Child maltreatment, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

Children's reasoning about which episode of a repeated event is best remembered

M Danby, S Brubacher, S Sharman, M Powell, K Roberts

(2017), Vol. 31, pp. 99-108, Applied cognitive psychology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Differential effects of general versus cued invitations on children's reports of a repeated event episode

M Danby, S Sharman, S Brubacher, M Powell, K Roberts

(2017), Vol. 23, pp. 794-811, Psychology, crime & law, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

The effects of one versus two episodically oriented practice narratives on children's reports of a repeated event

M Danby, S Brubacher, S Sharman, M Powell

(2017), Vol. 22, pp. 442-454, Legal and criminological psychology, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2015

The effects of practice on children's ability to apply ground rules in a narrative interview

M Danby, S Brubacher, S Sharman, M Powell

(2015), Vol. 33, pp. 446-458, Behavioral sciences and the law, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

The Delivery and Evaluation of Child Forensic Interviewing Training for the Northern Territory Police.

Dr Meaghan Danby

  • 2019: $8,250

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2021

Elena Gianvanni

Thesis entitled: Psychologists as Expert Witnesses in Australian Courts and Tribunals

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology

2020

Carolina Navarro Medel

Thesis entitled: An Assessment of the Applicability of an Adapted Model of Child Investigative Interviewing in Chile

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology