Publications

Selected publications are available here for download, and publication information is also available on Deirdre Brown’s Google Scholar profile.


Recent News

On 6th October 2016 some of our research was featured in a Radio New Zealand piece for Our Changing World, “Nothing but the truth: can children be reliable eyewitnesses”.

You can have a closer look at the article and listen to the story here:
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ourchangingworld/audio/201818622/nothing-but-the-truth-can-children-be-reliable-eyewitnesses


Some of our research was featured on the Child and Family Blog, an international collaboration sponsored by Princeton University (USA) and University of Cambridge (UK), and funded by the Jacobs Foundation. You can read the blog here  http://childandfamilyblog.com/child-witnesses/

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Research demonstrates reliability of their evidence and paves the way for this vulnerable group to participate properly in legal systems.


Peer Reviewed Articles

Brown, D. A., Lewis, C. N., Stephens, E., & Lamb, M. E. (2017). Interviewers’ approaches to questioning vulnerable child witnesses: The influences of developmental level vs. intellectual disability status. Legal and Criminological Psychology.

Wolfman, M., Brown, D. A., & Jose, P. (2016). Examining the relationship between supervision and child forensic interviewing practice. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. Published online 5 July. DOI: 10.1177/0004865816655588

Wolfman, M., Brown, D. A., & Jose, P. (2016). Talking past each other: Interviewer and child interactions in forensic interviews are independent of each other. Law and Human Behavior, 40, 107-117. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/lhb0000171

Wolfman, M., Brown, D. A., & Jose, P. (2016). Forensic interviewing with children in New Zealand. Psychology, Crime and Law. Published online 18 April. DOI: 10.1080/1068316X.2016.1168426

Taylor, R.W., Cox, A., Knight, L., Brown, D.A., Meredith-Jones, K., Haszard, J., Dawson, A., Taylor, B., & Williams, S.M. (2015). A Tailored Family-Based Obesity Intervention: A Randomized Trial. Published online in Pediatrics, July, 2015. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2015-0595

Brown, D. A., & Lamb, M. E. (2015). Can children be useful witnesses? It depends how they are questioned. Child Developmental Perspectives, 9, 250-255. DOI: 10.1111/cdep.12142

Brown, D.A., Lewis, C.N., & Lamb, M.E. (2015).  Preserving the past: an early interview improves delayed event memory in children with intellectual disabilities.  Child Development. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12364 [pdf]

Taylor, R.W., Brown, D.A. Meredith-Jones, K., Dawson, A.M., Haszard, J., & Williams, S.M. (2015). Wanting to and doing so: Parental intent to change weight does not translate into behaviour.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Behaviour, 3(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2375-4494.1000183

Taylor, R.W., Brown, D.A. Meredith-Jones, K., Dawson, A.M., Haszard, J., & Williams, S.M. (2014).  Parental motivation to change bodyweight in young overweight children.  Public Health Nutrition. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980014002171 [pdf]

Dawson, A.M., Taylor, R.W., Williams, S.M., Taylor, B.J., & Brown, D.A. (2014).  Do parents recall and understand children’s weight status information after BMI screening? A randomised controlled trial.  British Medical Journal: Open, 4:e004481 [pdf]

Dawson, A.M., Brown, D.A., Cox, A., Williams, S.M., Treacy, L., Haszard, J.J., Meredith-Jones, K., Hargreaves, E., Taylor, B.J., Ross, J., & Taylor, R.W. (2014).  Using motivational interviewing for weight feedback to parents of young children.  Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health, 50, 461-70 [pdf]

Brown, D.A., Lamb, M.E., Lewis, C.N., Pipe, M.-E., Orbach, Y., & Wolfman, M. (2013).  The NICHD Investigative Interview Protocol: An analogue study. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 19(4), 367 – 382. [pdf]

Taylor, R.W., Williams, S.M., Dawson, A.M., Taylor, B.J., Meredith-Jones, K., & Brown, D.A. (2013).  What factors influence uptake into family-based obesity treatment after weight screening? Journal of Pediatrics, 163, 1657-1662. [pdf]

Salmon, K., Brown, D.A. (2013).  Medical settings as a context for research on cognitive development.  Journal of Cognition and Development, 14, 175 – 186. [pdf]

Brown, D.A., Lewis, C. (2013).  Competence is in the eye of the beholder: Perceptions of intellectually disabled child witnesses. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities and Education, 60 (1), 3 – 17. [pdf]

Brown, D.A., Lewis, C., Lamb, M.E., Stephens, E. (2012). The influences of delay and severity of intellectual disability on event memory in children. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 829 – 841. [pdf]

Brown, D.A., Pipe, M.-E., Lewis, C., Lamb, M. E. and Orbach, Y. (2012). How do body diagrams affect the accuracy and consistency of children’s reports of bodily touch across repeated interviews? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26, 174-181. [pdf]

Crawford, E., Gross, J., Brown, D.A., & Hayne, H. (2011). Does drawing aid communication with adolescents in interviews?  Journal of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, 21, 24 – 25. [pdf]

Taylor, R.W., Brown, D.A., Dawson, A., Haszard, J., Cox, A., Rose, E.A., Taylor, B.J., Meredith-Jones, K., Treacy, L., Ross, J., & William, S. (2010).  Motivational interviewing for screening and feedback and encouraging lifestyle changes to reduce relative weight in 4-8 year old children” design of the MInT study. BMC Public Health, 10, 271 – 282. [pdf]

Brown, D.A., Lamb, M.E., Pipe, M.E., Orbach, Y., & Lewis, C. (2007). Supportive or suggestive: Do human figure drawings help 5- to 7-year-old children to report touch? Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75, 33 – 42. [pdf]

Brown, D.A., & Lamb, M.E. (2006). Helping abused children talk about their experiences in forensic interviews. Minerva Medicolegale,126, 155-168.

Lamb, M.E., & Brown, D.A. (2006).  Conversational apprentices: Helping children become competent informants about their own experiences. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 24, 215-234. [pdf]

Brown, D.A., & Pipe, M-E.  (2003). Variations on a technique: Enhancing children’s recall using Narrative Elaboration Training. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 17, 377-399. [pdf]

Brown, D.A., & Pipe, M-E. (2003). Individual differences in children’s event memory reports and the Narrative Elaboration Technique. Journal of Applied Psychology, 88, 195-206. [pdf]

Brown, D.A., Salmon, K., Pipe, M-E., Rutter, M., Craw, S., & Taylor B. (1999).  Children’s recall of medical experiences: The impact of stress. Child Abuse and Neglect, 23 (3), 209 – 216. [pdf]


Books

Lamb, M. E., Brown, D. A., Hershkowitz, I., Orbach, Y., & Esplin, P. W. (in press). Tell me what happened: Structured investigative interviews of child victims and witnesses. Chichester, UK and Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.


Chapters

Lamb, M. E., & Brown, D. A. (in press). Children’s memory development: From the lab to the field. In Anthony S. Dick and Ulrich Müller (Eds). Advancing Developmental Science: Philosophy, Theory, and Method. Routledge, NY.

Westera, N., Zajac, R., & Brown, D. A. (2016). Witness interviewing practices in New Zealand. In D. Walsh, G.Oxburgh, A.Redlich, & T.Myklebust (Eds.), International developments and practices in investigative interviewing and interrogation. Volume 1: Victims and witnesses (pp. 87-98). Oxon: Routledge.

LaRooy, D., Brown, D.A., Lamb, M.E. (2012). Suggestibility and witness interviewing using the Cognitive Interview and NICHD Protocol.  In A Ridley, F Gabbert & D LaRooy (Eds). Suggestibility in legal contexts: Psychological research and forensic implications. Wiley Series in Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law. (pp. 197 – 216). Chichester, UK: Wiley.

Brown, D.A. (2011).  The use of supplementary techniques in forensic interviews with children.  In M.E. Lamb, D. LaRooy, C.Katz, & L. Malloy (Eds.), Children’s Testimony: A Handbook of Psychological Research and Forensic Practice (2nd Ed).  (pp. 217 – 249). Chichester, UK: Wiley. [pdf]

Brown, D.A., & Lamb, M.E. (2009). A two-way street: Supporting interviewers in adhering to best practice recommendations and enhancing children’s capabilities in forensic interviews.  In K Kuehnle, & M Connell (Eds.), The Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse Allegations: A Comprehensive Guide to Assessment and Testimony. (pp 299 – 326). New Jersey: Wiley. [pdf]

Brown, D.A., Lamb, M.E., Pipe, M.E., Orbach, Y. (2008). Pursuing “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth”: forensic interviews with child victims or witnesses of abuse. In M.L Howe, G.S. Goodman, & D Cicchetti (Eds.), Stress, trauma, and children’s memory development: Neurobiological, cognitive, clinical, and legal perspectives.(pp 267 – 301). New York: Oxford University Press. [pdf]


Conference Presentations

Members of the laboratory regularly attend and present research at national and international conferences. Some of our recent conference publications (since 2012) are listed here.

Brown, D. A., Lamb, M. E., & Brainerd, C. (2017, 15 – 18 March). Children’s false memories across different memory paradigms: staged event vs DRM list recall. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology and Law Society, Seattle, USA.

Brown, D. A., Lamb, M. E., & Brainerd, C. (2017, 3 – 6 January). Developmental reversals in children’s false memories for experienced events. Paper presented at the 12th biennial meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Sydney, Australia.

Hill, A., Brown, D.A., Wolfman, M. (2017, 3 – 6 January). Interviewers’ perspectives on visual aids in child witness interviews. Paper presented at the 12th biennial meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Sydney, Australia.

McClay, L. A., Salmon, K., & Brown, D. A. (2016, 18 – 22 July). Hands on science: How hand gestures aid children’s understanding and memory. Paper presented at the biannual meeting of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Paris, France.

Brown, D. A., O’Connor, P., & Wolfman, M. (2016, 22 – 24 June). Mapping memories: Do sketchplans help young adolescents recall more information about an event? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group, London, UK.

Brown, D.A.,  Gwynne, J., Kitto, O., Lewis, C.N., & Lamb, M.E. (2015). Children’s performance on the ground rules of an interview: impact of intellectual disability, and association with subsequent reporting. Paper presented at the International Symposium “Children and the Law”. Porto, Portugal.

Lewis, C.N., Lamb, M.E. & Brown, D.A. (2015). Narrative coherence in children with intellectual disabilities: associations with memory, suggestibility, and question types. Paper presented at the International Symposium “Children and the Law”. Porto, Portugal.

Brown, D.A., & Palmer, L. (2015). Comparing the narrative coherence of accounts of a personally experienced event in children with and without ADHD symptoms. Paper presented at the International Symposium “Children and the Law”. Porto, Portugal.

Brown, D.A., Lamb, M.E., & Lewis, C.N. (2014, 19th – 22nd November). Evaluating the competency of children with intellectual disabilities to give detailed and accurate accounts of their experiences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, Sydney, Australia.

Wolfman, M., Jose, P., & Brown, D. (2014, 11th September). The impact of guided self-review on investigative interviewing practice with children: A case study. Paper presented at the 2nd  School of Psychology Postgraduate conference, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Brown, E-J., Lewis, C.N., Lamb, M.E., & Brown, D.A. (2014, 3rd – 5th September). Telling the story: Children with intellectual disabilities’ accounts of a personal experience. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the British Psychological Society-Developmental Section, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Wolfman, M. & Brown, D. (2014, 2nd-3rd August). Lessons from the field: Challenges in conducting field research in children’s eyewitness testimony. Paper presented at the 3rd  KiwiCAM conference, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

McLay, L., Salmon, K., & Brown, D.A. (2014, 8th – 11th July). Children’s understanding of scientific concepts: Exploring the benefits of gesture and elaborative talk. Poster presented at the International Society for Gesture Studies, University of California, San Diego.

Wolfman, M., Jose, P. & Brown, D.A. (2014, 5th – 8th March). Exploring the effect of interview aids on verbal interactions between interviewers and children during investigative interviews. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology and Law Society, New Orleans, USA.

Brown, D.A., Lamb, M.E., Lewis, C.N., Pipe, M.-E., Orbach, Y., & Wolfman, M. (2014, 5th – 8th March). Evaluating the NICHD Investigative Interview Protocol: A laboratory study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology and Law Society, New Orleans, USA.

Wolfman, M. & Brown, D.A. (2013, 28th August). Evaluation of current specialist child interviewing practice in New Zealand. Paper presented at the National Peer Review for Specialist Child Interviewers, Royal New Zealand Police College, New Zealand.

Wolfman, M. & Brown, D.A. (2013, 3rd – 5th July). Taking stock: Factors influencing the conduct of investigative interviews with children. Paper presented at the 6th annual meeting of the International Investigative Interview Research Group, Maastricht, Netherlands.

Wolfman, M., Jose, P. & Brown, D.A. (2013, 26th – 29th June). Question and Answer: Exploring the dynamic process in investigative interviews with children. Paper presented at the 10th biennial meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Brown, D.A. (2013, April). “Show me on the picture…”: Using images to help children talk about touch. Paper presented to the Victoria University of Wellington School of Psychology Colloquium Series, Wellington, New Zealand.

Wolfman, M. & Brown, D. (2012, 26th October). Current practice of forensic interviewing for child complainants of sexual abuse in NZ. Paper presented at the 1st School of Psychology Postgraduate conference, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Brown, D.A., Dawson, A.M., & Taylor, R. (2012, 19th – 20th October). Training non-clinicians to deliver adapted Motivational Interviewing for feedback to parents about their child’s weight status. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society, Auckland, New Zealand.

Haszard, J., Williams, S., Skidmore, P., Dawson, A., Brown, D.A., & Taylor, R. (2012, 18th – 20th October). Parental feeding practices are related to children’s diet and weight. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society, Auckland, New Zealand.

Wolfman, M. & Brown, D.A. (2012, 5th July). Facilitating Best Practice in Investigative Interviewing with Child Complainants of Sexual Abuse. Paper presented at the National Peer Review for Specialist Child Interviewers, Royal New Zealand Police College, New Zealand.

Wolfman, M. & Brown, D. (2012, 20th – 22nd April). Impact of introductory styles for interviews on children’s recall of a staged event: an evaluation of the NICHD protocol. Paper presented at the 1st KiwiCAM conference, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

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