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Our Team

Lab Director


Dr. Ryan Fitzgerald 

Assistant Professor, 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.

PhD Student, Simon Fraser University


Eva is a doctoral student in the Experimental Psychology and Law program. Her MSc research, conducted while studying in England at the University of Portsmouth, examined whether evidentiary instructions could improve mock juror assessment of feature-comparison evidence. Her current research, which is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), focuses on improving judicial assessment of eyewitness identification evidence.


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

PhD Student, Simon Fraser University

Emma is a PhD student in the experimental psychology program at SFU. She received an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Mount Allison University prior to joining the Eyewitness Lab in 2020. Emma completed her Master’s in 2022 under the supervision of Dr. Ryan Fitzgerald and was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Her thesis looked at the impact of viewing social media on eyewitness identifications, and she is continuing this line of research for her PhD. 


Crystal Huang, B.Sc.

M.A. Student, Simon Fraser University​


Crystal is a Master's student in the Experimental Forensic Psychology Program. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, with a double major in Psychology and Criminology. Her current research focuses on the cross-race effect (the phenomenon in which people are better at recognizing faces of their own-race compared to faces of other races) and its impact on eyewitness lineup identifications. She is interested in the under-studied lineup paradigm used in cross-race research and specifically how this effect manifests in people that live in a diverse city like Metro Vancouver. 


Camryn Yuen, B.A. (Hons)

M.A. Student, Simon Fraser University​

Camryn is a Master's student in the experimental law and psychology program at SFU. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at SFU under the supervision of Dr. Ryan Fitzgerald in 2021. Camryn's current research focuses on face matching and prospective person memory in forensic contexts. Her Master's thesis will look at face matching and video identification. 

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Josh Mulingbayan

Honours Student, Simon Fraser University​


Josh is an undergraduate student in his final semester at SFU and has been a research assistant for the Eyewitness Memory Lab since October 2021. He is completing his honours thesis under the supervision of Dr. Ryan Fitzgerald, which examines whether the early presentation of expert testimony improves how jurors assess eyewitness evidence in criminal trials. He is exploring options for graduate studies in clinical or experimental forensic psychology programs.

Research Assistants


Siobhan Bostock

Siobhan Bio


Amy Harkness

Amy Bio


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 ​

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Stefana Juncu, Ph.D., University of Portsmouth 

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

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