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Eyewitness Memory Lab

Lab Director


Dr. Ryan Fitzgerald 

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University

  • Research Interests: Memory, Face Recognition, Eyewitness Testimony, Legal Evidence

  • Research Support:

    • Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

    • Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

    • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

    • British Academy (BA)

Lab Members


Eva Ribbers, B.A., M.Sc.

Ph.D. Student, Simon Fraser University


Eva completed her M.Sc. studies in England at the University of Portsmouth, where she examined the role of evidentiary instructions on juror assessment of feature-comparison evidence. Her Ph.D. research, which is funded by SSHRC, focuses on improving judicial assessment of eyewitness identification evidence.


Emma Kruisselbrink, B.Sc. (Hons), M.A.

Ph.D. Student, Simon Fraser University

Emma completed a B.Sc. (Hons) at Mount Allison University before joining the lab for her M.A. studies. For her M.A. thesis, which was funded by SSHRC, Emma looked at the impact of viewing social media on eyewitness identifications. She is continuing this line of research in her Ph.D. studies. 


Crystal Huang, B.Sc.

M.A. Student, Simon Fraser University​


Crystal completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, with a double major in Psychology and Criminology. In her M.A. studies, Crystal is studying the cross-race effect in eyewitness lineup identifications and whether it is affected by living in a diverse city like Vancouver. 


Camryn Yuen, B.A. (Hons)

M.A. Student, Simon Fraser University​

Camryn completed her undergraduate studies at Simon Fraser University. For her honours thesis, she studied face matching in the context of border control. Camryn's M.A. thesis, which is funded by SSHRC, examines the use of lineup procedures for identification from video evidence.

Research Assistants


Amy Harkness

Amy is in the final year of her Bachelor's degree, pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Criminology. Her research interest centres on expert testimony and its impact on judge and jury perception of offender guilt. After graduation, she plans to continue her studies by pursuing a Master’s degree in either clinical or forensic psychology.


Kaitlyn Jung

Kaitlyn is an undergraduate student majoring in Behavioural Neuroscience at SFU. Their interest in the field stems from a fascination with the biological aspects of psychology. They are passionate about cognitive psychology, especially memory, and enjoy applying their learning in everyday life. They plan to continue on to graduate school and pursue a career in research. 


Raunik Sahota

Raunik is an undergraduate psychology student at SFU and a behavioural therapist for youth with autism. His research interests include the impact of service providers' expressed confidence on eyewitness identification accuracy, eating disorders, as well as the link between criminality and eating disorders. He intends to pursue graduate studies in clinical or clinical forensic psychology.

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Graham Voiles 

Graham is an undergraduate student in the psychology program at SFU. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Calgary in 2021 prior to pursuing psychology. His research interests include the misinformation effect and lineup media. Graham is planning for graduate studies in either a clinical or experimental psychology program.

Lab Alumni


Eva Rubínová, Ph.D.

University of Portsmouth ​


Stefana Juncu, Ph.D.

University of Portsmouth 


William Cecconello, Ph.D.
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grand Do Sul  

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Josh Mulingbayan, B.A. (Hons)
Simon Fraser University

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