Alexandre Forndran

Mr Alexandre Forndran

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

HDR Student

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I am currently undergoing my PhD candidature with the School of Psychology, at the University of Adelaide. My supervisors are Dr Carolyn Semmler and Dr Rebecca Heyer.

My research concerns the intersection of forensic evidence, cognitive bias, and juror decision making. The aims of my current research are to contribute to the currently limited understanding of how jurors process information and make decisions, and how a greater understanding of this may be used to empower jurors to make more reliable and informed decisions when rendering verdicts in criminal trials.

I have also previously been involved in Sports Psychology research, having explored the effects of sleep-wake cycles on training performance in Olympic Athletes.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 - 2017 Research Assistant University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2016 Private Tutor University of Adelaide/University of South Australia
    2011 - 2011 Volunteer Worker/Aged Carer Helping Hand Aged Care
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    German Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2013 - 2017 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2012 - 2012 Central Queensland University Australia Bachelor of Arts (Honors)(Psychology)
    2009 - 2011 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Psychological Science
  • Research Interests

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  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2014 Forndran, A., Semmler, C., & Heyer, R. L. (2014). Reading between the lines? The role of forensic evidence reporting on juror understanding and decision making. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences (ANZFSS’14). Adelaide.

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