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Dr Jennifer Beaudry

Senior Lecturer


Jennifer's research sits at the intersection of Psychology and Law. Her main focus is on eyewitness memory, identification procedures, and how eyewitness evidence is used and understood in court.

Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Psychology in 2000 at Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. She received a Master of Arts degree in 2004 and a Ph.D. in 2008, both in Social-Personality Psychology, from Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Before completing her postgraduate training, Jennifer worked as an Emergency Services Social Worker at the Children's Aid Society of the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin in Ontario, Canada. From 2008-2012, Jennifer was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB). Jennifer joined Swinburne in August 2012.

Research interests

Psychology and the Law; Eyewitness Memory; Police Identification Procedures; Belief of Eyewitness Evidence; Jury Decision-making; Wrongful Convictions

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Eyewitness Memory & Belief of Eyewitnesses: I'm primarily interested in research focused on: 1. Understanding factors that influence eyewitness identification decisions and/or recall, and investigating how eyewitnesses make recognition decisions. 2. Investigating how eyewitness identification evidence is used by decision-makers (e.g., jurors, lawyers, judges), and this evidence should be presented in court.

Fields of Research

  • Forensic Psychology - 170104
  • Social And Community Psychology - 170113


  • 2014, Swinburne, Award for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment , Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
  • 2011, Other, Professor of the Year, University of South Carolina Beaufort
  • 2011, Other, Outstanding Student Club Advisor of the Year, University of South Carolina Beaufort


Also published as: Beaudry, Jennifer; Beaudry, J.; Beaudry, J. L.; Beaudry, Jennifer L.; Beaudry, Jennifer Lynn
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2013: Overcoming obstacles in the public mental health system: an investigation ofi ncreased engagement by people with depression *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant

* Chief Investigator

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