Expert on Eye Witness Testimony to give Talk at Algoma U


September 28, 2015): Algoma University is pleased to announce that internationally renowned researcher of eye witness testimony Dr. Rod Lyndsay will be giving a public talk on Friday October 2nd at 3:30pm in the Great West Life Amphitheatre, titled “Why Identification Errors are Still Convicting the Innocent”.

Dr. Rod Lindsay has an established research program in the psychology-law realm, which investigates factors that influence the accuracy of eyewitness identifications and reports as well as the belief of eyewitness testimony. His studies also examine identification procedures for use with children and explorations of courtroom procedures used with child witnesses. He continues to explore and research procedures used by both police and courts to obtain and evaluate eyewitness evidence. As the leading expert on eye witness testimony, Lindsay has a plethora of publications, including books and scholarly articles. A former Canada Research Chair at Queen’s University, Lindsay was awarded the esteemed Canadian Psychological Association Career Award in 2002. Lindsay earned his Ph.D. and M.Sc. from the University of Alberta and his B.Sc. from the University of Toronto.

“Dr. Rod Lindsay is a knowledgeable and engaging researcher who is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the field of eyewitness memory and testimony. His talk will not only be informative and interesting but also fun,” said Dr. Paul Dupuis, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology.

For more information, please contact Dupuis at [email protected]
The lecture is free and open to the public.