Higher Degree by Research Candidate
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.
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 Competency French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken German Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
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
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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