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Weyam Fahmy

B. Sc. (Hons), M. Sc. (Candidate)
Psychology and Law Lab
Science Building, SN 2057 B
Memorial University
St. John’s, NL
Canada, A1B 3X9
Email: wfahmy@mun.ca
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/weyam-fahmy-99801a121/

Research Interests

  • Juror Perceptions
  • Investigative Interviewing
  • False Confessions

Research Contributions

Publications

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

Fahmy, W., Snook, B., Luther, K., & McCardle, M. I. (2019). Unveiling the truth: the effect of face covering and Muslim veils on the perceived credibility of a sexual assault victim’s court testimony. The Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 51, 53-60. doi:10.1037/cbs0000116 [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, 233-265. [PDF]

Snook, B., McCardle, M. I., Fahmy, W., & House, J. C. (2017). Assessing truthfulness on the witness stand: Eradicating deeply rooted pseudoscientific beliefs about credibility assessment by triers of fact. Canadian Criminal Law Review, 22, 305-313. [PDF]

Presentations

Fahmy, W. (2016). To veil or not to veil? The effect of face covering and Muslim veils on the perceived credibility of a witness. Psychology Honours Poster Session, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Poster presentation: Fahmy, W. (2017). To veil or not to veil? The effect of face covering and Muslim veils on the perceived credibility of a witness. Psychology Research Day, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Poster presentation: Fahmy, W., Snook, B., Luther, K., & McCardle, M. I.  (2017) To veil or not to veil? The effect of face covering and Muslim veils on the perceived credibility of a witness. Association for Psychological Science (APS) 29th Annual Convention. 

Presentation: Fahmy, W., Snook, B., Luther, K., & McCardle, M. I. (2017). To veil or not to veil? The effect of face covering and Muslim veils on the perceived credibility of a witness. Forensic Psychology Conference in Canada, Carleton University.

Journal Reviewing

Psychology, Public Policy, and Law – Ad hoc co-reviewer, 2017

Journal of Interpersonal Relations, Intergroup Relations and Identity (JIRIRI) – Peer reviewer, 2016-present


Professional Training

Tier 3 Advanced Cognitive Interviewing. Department of Psychology, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Mental Health First Aid. Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST). LivingWorks.

Honours and Awards

The Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence, CPA, 2017

The Bill McKim Psychology Honours Thesis Award, MUN, 2017.

The Pro-Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Undergraduate Scholarship, MUN, 2017.

Student Undergraduate Research Award (SURA), MUN, 2016.

The Memorial University Golf Tournament Scholarship. MUN, 2015-2016.

The Centenary of Responsible Government Scholarship. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, 2015-2016.

Dean’s List for the Faculty of Science, MUN, 2014-2015, 2015-2016.

Dean’s List for the Faculty of Arts, MUN, 2013- 2014.

MUN Mentors Certificate of Distinction, MUN, 2014.

International Undergraduate Academic Award. MUN, 2014-2015, 2015- 2016, 2016- 2017 International Student Entrance Scholarship. MUN, 2013-2014.

Academic Achievement Scholarship. The American University in Cairo, Fall 2012.

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