News & Events
NewsMay 2021Congratulations to Dr. Sonja Brubacher for receiving the 2021 American Psychological Foundation’s Division 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award! The Div. 37 Willis award is given to talented young psychologist’s making contributions toward informing, advocating for, and improving the mental health and well-being of children and families, particularly through policy. Dr. Brubacher is an […]
NewsMarch 2021Martine Powell and Sonja Brubacher have been awarded a 3-year Australian Research Council Linkage grant, in partnership with Territory Families, to develop a framework for adapting child interview protocols in complex cases.
NewsJanuary 2021Martine Powell is an international partner investigator on a grant awarded by the Norwegian Research Council (approx. $1.88 million AUD). The project, led by Gunn Astrid Baugerud at Oslo Metropolitan University (Norway) involves the creation of an artificial avatar for use in interviewer training.
NewsSeptember 2020Three out of four submissions by Martine Powell and the Centre for Investigative Interviewing are finalists in the 2020 ATOM Awards in the ‘Best Instructional/Training Video or Website (Tertiary/General) Winners will be announced at the Tertiary & Industry Awards Night on Thursday 10 December.
NewsFebruary 2019Madeleine Bearman was in Adelaide to present on interview training as a solution, at the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? Measures to Assist Vulnerable Parties in the Justice System workshop for Adelaide University Law School Litigation Unit & the South Australia Law Reform Institute (SALRI).
NewsNovember 2019Griffith University released a strategic plan to halve carbon emissions by 2030.
NewsNovember 2019CII commenced a new training collaboration with NoVerbal Consulting Group (Mexico).
NewsOctober 2019Martine Powell was awarded the 2019 APS Distinguished Contribution to Psychological Science Award from the Australian Psychological Society.
EventsAugust 2019Madeleine Bearman was awarded a PhD for her thesis on interviewing adults with limited expressive language.
NewsAugust 2019Two new executives joined the CII: Centre Manager (Liz Henshaw) and Training Coordinator (Maddie Bearman)
EventsJuly 2019Martine Powell was a panel member in “Raise your kids to raise their voice”, hosted by Aus & NZ Assoc for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Griffith Criminology Institute.
NewsJune 2019Dr Chelsea Leach joined the CII and Griffith Criminology Institute as an Adjunct Research Fellow, collaborating on research involving young offenders.
EventsMay 2019The Centre completed its first ‘train the trainer’ course with learner trainers from University of Tasmania and Griffith University.
NewsMay 2019To mark the 2nd anniversary of the passing of Dr Nina Westera (Centre member) a bushwalk was held in her memory.
NewsApril 2019Martine Powell (in association with Tasmania Police and Geoffrey Wright) created a film on best-practice interviewing of an alleged murderer.
NewsApril 2019The Centre (in collaboration with the QLD Police Service) were awarded funding by the Australian Institute of Criminology for research aimed at reducing internet child exploitation material.
NewsApril 2019Dirkje Gerryts was awarded the Nina Westera Scholarship to conduct PhD research on police interviewing of adult victims of domestic violence.
NewsMarch 2019Martine Powell met with General Director Héctor Espinosa, and National Chief against Sexual Offenses Héctor González Aranguiz, about the Chile PDI’s experience with video-recorded investigative interviews.
NewsMarch 2019Martine Powell visited the Ministerio de Justicia y derechos Humanos En Argentina to discuss research on human trafficking.
EventsMarch 2019Martine Powell delivered a talk at Chile PDI (investigative police)’s National Headquarters for Sexual Crimes.