Research Publications

Below is a list of the relevant recent research work published by members of the Forensic Memory Laboratory. Each article is linked to the publishers website if you wish to read the Abstract. You can also contact us for full-text copies.

2023

Danby, M. C. & Sharman, S. J. (2023). Open-ended initial invitations are particularly helpful in eliciting forensically relevant information from child witnesses. Child Abuse & Neglect, 146, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2023.106505

Danby, M. C., Sharman, S. J., van Golde, C., Paterson, H. M., & Watkins, R. (2023). The effects of episode spacing on adult’s reports of a repeated event. Memory, 31(6), 879-889 https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2023.2198265

Sharman, S. J., Hayden, M. J., Danby, M. C., & Derbyshire, J. (2023). Exploring adults’ dietary reporting accuracy using a repeated events framework, Applied Cognitive Psychology, 37(4), 876-888. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.4089 

 

2022

Danby, M. C., Sharman, S. J., Claringbold, G. (2022). The effects of recalling generic versus episodic information first on adults’ reports of a repeated eventApplied Cognitive Psychology, 36, 460-467.http://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3924

Sharman, S. J., Danby, M. C., & Christopoulos, L. (2022). Mental context reinstatement improves adults’ reports of additional details from two instances of a repeated event. Memory, https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2022.2068610 

Danby, M. C., Sharman, S. J., & Guadagno, B. (2022). Testing an Evaluation Tool to Facilitate Police Officers’ Peer Review of Child Interviews, Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11896-022-09516-8

Danby, M. C., Sharman, S. J., Klettke, B. (2022). Factors influencing the perceived credibility of children alleging physical abuse. Psychiatry, Psychology, & Law, 456-470 https://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2021.1917012

Sharman, S. & Danby, M. (2022). Suggestive questions reduce the accuracy of adults’ reports about one episode of a repeated event. Psychology, Crime and Law, https://doi.org/10.1080/1068316X.2022.2132247

Danby, M., Sharman, S., van Golde, C., & Paterson, H. (2022). Laypeople’s perceptions of the effects of event repetition, reporting delay, and emotion on children’s and adults’ memory. Memory, https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2022.2135737

 

2021

Danby, M. C., Guadagno, B., & Sharman, S. J. (2021). Interviewers’ perceptions of interviewing Aboriginal Australian children. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 22, 1356-1375. https://doi.org/10.1080/15614263.2020.1865957

Pichler, A. S., Powell, M., Sharman, S. J., Westera, N., & Goodman-Delahunty, J. (2021). Discussions about child witness interviews during Australian trials of child sexual abuse. Police Practice and Research, 22, 938-395. http://doi.org/10.1080/15614263.2019.1689133

Tidmarsh, P., Sharman, S. J., & Hamilton, G. (2021). Police officers’ perceptions of specialist training, skills and qualities needed to investigate sexual crime. Police Practice and Research, 22, 475-490. http://doi.org/10.1080/15614263.2019.1697266

 

2020

Brubacher, S. P., Sharman, S. J., Westera, N. J., Zekiroski, H., Danby, M. C. & Powell, M. B. (2020). Narrative practice may foster comfort but not enhance cognition in adult witness interviews about a mock sexual assault, Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 31, 814-821, doi: 10.1080/14789949.2020.1799056.

Brubacher, S., Sharman, S. J., Scoboria, A., & Powell, M. (2020). The effect of question type on acceptance of misinformation about present and absent details. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 34,1323-1334. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3742

Pichler, A. S., Sharman, S. J., Powell, M., Westera, N., & Goodman-Delahunty, J. (2020). Association between child interview quality and child sexual abuse trial outcome. Journal of Family Violence, 35, 395-40. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-019-00051-5

Pichler, A. S., Powell, M., Sharman, S. J., Zydervelt, S., Westera, N., & Goodman-Delahunty, J. (accepted 4 July 2020). An examination of the inconsistencies in complainants’ accounts raised during cross-examination of child witnesses. Psychology, Crime & Law. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/1068316X.2020.1805743

 

2019

Danby, M. C., Sharman, S. J., Brubacher, S. P., & Powell, M. (2019). The effects of episode similarity on children’s reports of a repeated event. Memory, 27, 561 – 567. https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2018.1529798

Navarro, C., Knight, T., Sharman, S. J., & Powell, M. (2019). Challenges in translating interview protocols for child victims to different languages: A case study. Child Abuse & Neglect, 94. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104033

 

2018

Danby, M. C., Earhart, B. E., Brubacher, S. P., Powell, M. B., Goodman-Delahunty, J., & Westera, N. J. (2018). Tracking Labels for Occurrences of Alleged Child Abuse from Police Interviews to Trials. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 24, 41 – 54. https://doi.org/10.1111/lcrp.12146

Earhart, B., Danby, M. C., Brubacher S. P., Powell, M. B., & Sharman, S. J. (2018). A comparison of responses to substantive transition prompts in interviews with children. Child Maltreatment, 23, 221-225. doi: 10.1177/1077559518756827.

Hill, B., Kothe, E., J., Currie, S., Danby, M. C., … Skouteris, H. (2018). A systematic mapping review of the associations between pregnancy intentions and health-related lifestyle behaviours or psychological wellbeing. Prev Med Rev, 5 doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100869

 

2017

Danby, M. C., Brubacher S. P., Sharman, S. J., & Powell, M. B., (2017). The effects of one versus two episodically-oriented practice narratives on children’s reports of a repeated event. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 22. doi: 10.1111/lcrp.12110

Danby, M. C., Sharman, S. J., Brubacher S. P., Powell, M. B., & Roberts, K. P. (2017). Differential effects of general versus cued invitations on children’s reports of a repeated event. Psychology, Crime & Law, 8. doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2017.1324028

Danby, M. C., Brubacher S. P., Sharman, S. J., Powell, M. B., & Roberts, K. P. (2017). Children’s reasoning about which episode of a repeated event is best remembered. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 31. doi: 10.1002/acp.3306

Leach, C., Powell, M. B., Sharman, S. J., & Anglim, J. (2017). The relationship between age and children’s disclosure of sexual abuse during forensic interviews. Child Maltreatment, 22, 79-88. http://doi.org/10.1177/1077559516675723

 

2016

Christensen, L. S., Sharman, S. J., & Powell, M. B. (2016). Identifying the characteristics of child sexual abuse cases that exit the criminal justice system before the forensic interview. International Journal of Police Science and Management, 18, 104-114. http://doi.org/10.1177/1461355716641973

Christensen, L. S., Sharman, S. J., & Powell, M. B. (2016). Identifying the characteristics of child sexual abuse cases associated with the child or the child’s parent withdrawing the complaint. Child Abuse & Neglect, 57, 53-60. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2016.05.004

 

2015 

Danby, M. C., Brubacher, S. P., Sharman, S. J. & Powell, M. B. (2015). The effects of practice on children’s ability to apply ground rules in a narrative interview. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 33 https://doi.org/10.1002/bsl.2194

Sharman, S. J., Boyd, C., & Powell, M. B. (2015). Disrupting the encoding of misinformation delivered in closed specific and open presumptive questions. Psychiatry, Psychology, & Law, 22, 535-541. http://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2014.960035

Christensen, L. S., Sharman, S. J., & Powell, M. B. (2015). Professionals’ views on child sexual abuse attrition rates. Psychiatry, Psychology, & Law, 22, 542-558. http://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2014.960036

Darwinkel, E., Powell, M. B., & Sharman, S. J. (2015). Police and prosecutors’ perceptions of the evidence associated with convictions of sexual assaults reported by adults. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 30, 213-220. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11896-015-9162-9

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