Laura Melnyk Gribble PhD
Associate Professor & Chair
Department of Psychology

King's University College
at Western University

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I'm the Department Chair and
Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at King's University College at Western University.

I've served in several leadership roles at King's. I recently completed a 3-year term as Associate Academic Dean (2019-2022), and I served as Vice-Principal & Academic Dean (Acting; Summer 2020), Chair of the Department of Psychology (2017-2019), and Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Programs (Acting; Winter 2021).

My research expertise is in forensic developmental psychology, with a focus on memory and forensic interviewing. I study
interviewing techniques to facilitate children's memory, developmental changes in face recognition and lineup performance, and eyewitness memory.

My work is published in academic journals such as Applied Cognitive Psychology, Law & Human Behavior, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. Here is more information about my research program and here's my Google Scholar profile.

I'm pleased to share my expertise with the community. I have served
as an expert witness and consultant in several Canadian legal cases. I've given talks for the London Police Services and the London-Middlesex Children's Aid Society on interviewing children. My appearances in the media include interviews with CBC Radio, CIXX-FM, Maclean's, and the Globe & Mail.

I teach courses in Psychology & Law, Forensic Psychology, and Developmental Psychology. I was awarded the Western University Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2001 and I received the King's University College Award of Excellence in Teaching in 2010.

Here is my detailed guide about graduate and professional programs for psychology students. 

Directions to my office and my complete mailing address are on the Contact page.

I can be reached at laura at uwo dot ca

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updated july 2023