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HENRY OTGAAR

Professor

Prof. Dr Henry Otgaar works as a research professor at the Leuven Institute of Criminology (LINC), KU Leuven (Belgium), and as Professor of Legal Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience - Forensic Psychology Section, Maastricht University (the Netherlands). His research concentrates on developmental changes in memory from childhood to adulthood.


Contact: henry.otgaar@kuleuven.be

External website: http://henryotgaar.wixsite.com/henryotgaar

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IVAN MANGIULLI

PhD, Post-Doc researcher

Dr Mangiulli works as a research associate at the Forensic Section (Maastricht University) and as a Post-Doc LINC, KU Leuven (Belgium). He is mainly interested in forensic psychopathology and neuropsychology. His research focuses on amnesia, lying, and memory for criminal experiences.


Contact: ivan.mangiulli@kuleuven.be

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FABIANA BATTISTA

PhD, Teaching and Research Assistant

Dr Battista works as a Teaching and Research Assistant at LINC, KU Leuven (Belgium). Her research interest is mainly related to the effects of lying on witnesses’ memory with a specific focus the role of cognitive resources in this relationship. In general, she is also fascinated by how individual differences in cognition and personality can influence the way in which people recall information.


Contact: fabiana.battista@kuleuven.be

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RICARDO NIEUWKAMP

PhD, Senior Researcher

Dr. Ricardo Nieuwkamp, LLM, works fulltime as a senior researcher at Vias institute in Brussels (Belgium) and works parttime as researcher at LINC, KU Leuven (Belgium). He obtained his PhD at Maastricht University (the Netherlands) on topic of the believability of alibis. Furthermore, he is member of the Board of Directors of the Flemish Centre for Policing and Security (CPS) where he organises in depth training on investigative interviewing techniques in Belgium.

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SANNE HOUBEN

PhD, Post-Doc researcher

Dr. Houben works as a Post-Doc researcher at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience - Forensic Psychology Section, Maastricht University (the Netherlands). Her research topic is focused on false memory effects of therapeutic interventions (e.g., EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).


Contact: sanne.houben@maastrichtuniversity.nl

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TAMARA DE BEUF

Post-Doc researcher

Ms De Beuf will work as a postdoc at the Leuven Institute of Criminology (LINC), KU Leuven (BE) and as research associate at the Forensic Psychology Section, Maastricht University (NL). Her research interests include the issue of wrongful convictions and factors contributing to wrongful convictions (e.g., false confessions, cognitive biases), as well as (adolescent) violence risk assessment. She has experience in violence risk assessment training and implementation.

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NAEL SUMAMPOUW

PhD student

Mr Sumampouw works as a PhD student at both Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience - Forensic Psychology Section, Maastricht University (the Netherlands), and LINC, KU Leuven (Belgium). His research line is focused on biases, CSA and child interviewing.

Contact: nael.sumampouw@maastrichtuniversity.nl

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PAUL RIESTHUIS

PhD student

Mr Riesthuis works as a PhD student at LINC, KU Leuven (Belgium). His research line is focused on the effects of lying on memory for events.

Contact: paul.riesthuis@kuleuven.be

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CHARLOTTE BÜCKEN

PhD Student

Miss Bücken works as a PhD student at LINC, KU Leuven (Belgium). Her research line is focused on the effects of false denials on (false) memories for traumatic events.


Contact: charlotte.buecken@kuleuven.be  

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CHUNLIN LI

PhD Student

Miss Li works as a PhD student at LINC, KU Leuven (Belgium). Her research line is focused on nonbelieved memories and the impact of undermining belief on traumatic memory.

Contact: chunlin.li@kuleuven.be 

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MARA GEORGIANA MOLDOVEANU

PhD student

She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Psychology, Babes-Bolyai University (Romania) and the section of Forensic Psychology, Maastricht University (the Netherlands). Mara is also a member of the Research in Individual Differences and Legal Psychology Lab (RIDDLE LAB, UBB, Romania). Her research focuses on self-deception, motivations underlying self-deception (such as cognitive dissonance), and the relation between self-deception, lying, memory, and malingering.

Contact: maramoldoveanu@psychology.ro

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YIKANG ZHANG

PhD student

Mr Zhang is a PhD student at the Faculty of neuroscience and psychology, Maastricht University (the Netherlands). He has a wide range of research interests and believes in interdisciplinary research. His main focus lies in false memory and false confession, especially the individual, contextual, and cultural factors that influence the memory reconstruction process and the evolutionary function of memory systems. He also has a background in judgment and decision-making, mate choice, intergroup relations, and cooperation specifically.

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HARALD MERCKELBACH

Professor

Prof. Dr Harald Merckelbach works as full professors of psychology and law at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience - Forensic Psychology Section, at Maastricht University (the Netherlands). He is interested in malingering, memory distortions and their implication in the legal field.

Contact: h.merckelbach@maastricht university.nl

External website: http://www.haraldmerckelbach.nl/

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MARKO JELICIC

Professor

Prof. Dr Marko Jelicic works as a full professor of neuropsychology and law at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience - Forensic Psychology Section, Maastricht University (the Netherlands). His current research is focused on (a) feigning of psychiatric and cognitive disorders and (b) the effect of brain scans on court decisions.

Contact: m.jelicic@maastrichtuniversity.nl

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JIANQIN WANG

PhD, Assistant Professor

Dr Wang works as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Psychology, at Fudan University, Shangai (China). She works on the consequences of memory and their implications in the legal field. She is also interested in how people’s beliefs and memories impact their behaviour, including problem-solving, decision making and preferences.


Contact: wjq@fudan.edu.cn

 

Other collaborators at Maastricht University:

Lilian Kloft, PhD

Bruna Calado, PhD Student

Brenda Erens, PhD Student

Carey Marr, PhD Student