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.
External website: http://henryotgaar.wixsite.com/henryotgaar
PhD, Assistant Professor
Dr. Mangiulli works as an assistant professor at University of Bari “Aldo Moro”. He is currently spending a year period of research as a visiting professor at LINC, KU Leuven (Belgium). He is mainly interested in forensic psychopathology and neuropsychology. His research focuses on amnesia, lying, and memory for criminal experiences.
PhD, Post-Doc Researcher and Teaching Assistant
Dr. Battista works as a Post-Doc Researcher and Teaching and Research Assistant at LINC, KU Leuven (Belgium). She also works as a Post-Doc Researcher at Maastricht University. 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.
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.
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).
TAMARA DE BEUF
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MARA GEORGIANA MOLDOVEANU
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.
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.
Other collaborators at Maastricht University:
Lilian Kloft, PhD
Bruna Calado, PhD Student
Brenda Erens, PhD Student
Carey Marr, PhD Student