Accepting Expressions of Interest – *Updated deadline* Jan 20, 2023
Two PhD Scholarships on Memory for Repeated Events
Two scholarships, funded by an ARC Discovery Project grant (DP230101634), will each provide support for 3 years on a full-time basis for a research project leading to a PhD. One scholarship is based in the School of Psychology at The University of Sydney (supervisor: A/Prof Helen Paterson) and the other at the Centre for Investigative Interviewing, Griffith Criminology Institute at Griffith University (supervisors: Prof Martine Powell and Dr Sonja Brubacher).
The project aims to develop the first-ever set of explanatory principles for how people successfully retain and retrieve memories of one specific episode from a set of similar repeated experiences (e.g., one occurrence of domestic violence or workplace bullying). By deepening our understanding of how memory works, this new knowledge is expected to inform best-practice interview techniques and ongoing research aimed at enhancing the proficiency of investigations into matters that rely on detailed and accurate accounts of specific episodes.
The PhD projects are intended to investigate individual differences in memory for repeated event episodes and the confidence-accuracy relationship for repeated event memory.
Applicants should have an Honours 1 degree in Psychology and be able to begin their PhD by July 2023. The scholarship stipend is AUS$28,870 p.a.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email a copy of your transcript and CV to Sonja Brubacher (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Jan 20, 2023. We thank you for your interest: Only selected applicants will be contacted for a video interview.