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Laura Fallon

Department of Psychology
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Office: SN 2057C
Tel: (709) 769-9698
Email: lfallon@mun.ca

Research Interests

  • Investigative interviewing
  • Reliability and validity in forensic psychology journals

Research Contributions

Book Chapters

Fallon, L., & Snook, B. (2019). Criminal profiling. In Brewer, N., & Bradfield-Douglass, A. (Eds.). Psychological Science and the Law (pp. 7-29). New York: Guilford.

Other Contributions

Lively, C. J., Fallon, L., Snook, B., & Fahmy, W. (2019). Seeking or controlling the truth? An examination of courtroom questioning practices by Canadian lawyers. Psychology, Crime and Law. [PDF]

Fallon, L., Fahmy, W., & Snook, B. (2018). Assessing the treatment of confession evidence in court: The Confessions Rule and the case of R. v. Oickle. Canadian Criminal Law Review, 23, 233-264. [PDF]

Fallon, L. (2018). Note taking in investigative interviews: Memory enhancement tool or distraction? Mind Pad, 7, 30-34. [PDF]

Lively, C. J., Fallon, L., & Eastwood, J. (2018). Toward reducing wrongful convictions: Improving the protective value of alibis. Psynopsis, 40, 14-15. [PDF]

Presentations

Fallon, L., Snook, B., & Batten, I. (2019, June). Interpretation of the Confessions Rule: A Content Analysis of cases citing R. v. Oickle (2000). Presented at the North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Fallon, L. (2018, March). Community Attitudes toward Police Interrogation Tactics. Presented at the Aldrich Conference, St, John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Fallon, L. (2017, May). Inter-Rater Reliability in Forensic Psychology. Presented at the Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Fallon, L., Luther, K., & Snook, B. (2017, April). Interrater Reliability Reporting Practices in Published Forensic Psychology Research: A Descriptive Study. Paper presented at Memorial University Psychology Department Research Day, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Fallon, L., Luther, K., & Snook, B. (2017, April). An Examination of the Use of Inter-Rater Reliability in Forensic Psychology Journals. Poster presented at the Forensic Psychology in Canada Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Fallon, L., Luther, K., & Snook, B. (2017, March). An Examination of the Use of Inter-Rater Reliability in Forensic Psychology Journals. Paper presented at the American Psychology Law Society Conference, Seattle, WA.

Fallon, L. (2016, October). Inter-Rater Reliability in Forensic Psychology. Presented at the School of Graduate Studies 3 Minute Thesis Competition, Memorial University of Newfoundland. [video]

Fallon, L. (2015, May). The Effect of Eye Contact and Explanation of Note Taking Process on Perception of Note Takers and Information Provision. Poster presented at the 2015 Science Atlantic Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Fallon, L. (2015, April). The Effect of Eye Contact and Explanation of Note Taking Process on Perception of Note Takers and Information Provision. Paper presented at Memorial University Psychology Research Day, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Professional Activities

Journal Reviewing:

2017-Present

Ad-hoc reviewer:

  • Criminal Justice and Behavior
  • Psychology, Public Policy and Law (student reviewer, in accordance with editorial policy)

Teaching Experience

Fall 2018

Instructor, Intro to Forensic Psychology (PSYC 2150), Memorial University

Fall 2017

Guest Lecturer, Intro to Forensic Psychology (PSYC 2150), Memorial University

Fall 2016

Guest Lecturer, Intro to Forensic Psychology (PSYC 2150), Memorial University

2015-Present

Graduate Teaching Assistant. Courses: Psychology 1000, Psychology 2010, Psychology 2150, Psychology 2920, Psychology 3900, Psychology 6001

Awards

2019 SSHRC J. Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral Award). Value: $105000

2019 Graduate Student Union Award for Excellence in Teaching. Value: $300

2018 F. A. Aldrich Graduate Award. Value: $2000

2018 Dean’s Doctoral Award. Value: $5000

2017 Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies

2017 Dean’s Doctoral Award. Value: $5000

2017 Recognition of Excellence. School of Graduate Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland

2017 Best Talk. Psychology Department Research Day, Memorial University of Newfoundland

2017 SSHRC Storytellers Finalist (Top 25). Value: $3000

2017 APLS Conference Student Travel Award. Value: $500

2016 Student Case Competition Winner, Canadian Evaluation Society

2016 Student Case Competition Finalist, Canadian Evaluation Society

2016 SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Value: $17,500

2015 Women’s Association of MUN (WAMUN) Scholarship. Value: $1200

2015 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award. Value: $4500

2014-2015 Faculty of Arts Dean’s List, Memorial University

2014 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award. Value: $4500

2013-2014 Dean of Arts Book Prize, Memorial University

2013-2014 Faculty of Arts Dean’s List, Memorial University

2013 Canadian Federation of University Women Scholarship. Value: $1500

2012-2013 Faculty of Arts Dean’s List, Memorial University

 

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