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Kimberley Wade, BSc PhD (Professor)

Kim Wade



Psychology, memory and the law (autobiographical memory; memory distortions; verifying memories; technology and memory; eyewitness testimony; “recovered” memories).

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Representative Publications:

  • Spearing, E. R., & Wade, K. A. (2022). Providing eyewitness confidence judgments during versus after eyewitness interviews does not affect the confidence–accuracy relationship. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 11(1), 54–65. opens in a new window
  • Wade, K. A (2021). ICC Commission Report: The Accuracy of Fact Witness Memory in International Arbitration (April 2021) - Appendix 2: An Experimental Test of the Reliability of Witness Memory in a Business Context. ( opens in a new window)
  • Norman, D., Wade, K. A., Williams, M., & Watson, D. G. (2020). Caught virtually lying – crime scenes in virtual reality help to expose suspects’ concealed recognition. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 9, 118-127. opens in a new window
  • Wade, K. A., Garry, M., & Pezdek, K. (2018). Deconstructing rich false memories of crime: Commentary on Shaw and Porter (2015). Psychological Science, 29, 471-476 DOI: 10.1177/0956797617703667
  • Sukumar, D., Wade, K. A., & Hodgson, J. (2018). Truth-tellers stand the test of time and contradict evidence less than liars, even months after a crime. Law and Human Behavior, 42, 145-155. DOI: 10.1037/lhb0000278.
  • Nightingale, S., Wade, K. A., & Watson, D. G. (2017). Can people identify original and manipulated photos of real-world scenes? Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2:30. DOI: 10.1186/s41235-017-0067-2
  • Scoboria, A., Wade, K. A., Lindsay, D. S., Azad, T., Strange, D., Ost, J., & Hyman, I. (2017). A mega-analysis of memory reports from eight peer-reviewed false memory implantation studies. Memory, 25, 146-163. DOI: 10.1080/09658211.2016.1260747
  • Colloff, M. F., Wade, K. A., & Strange, D. (2016). Unfair lineups make witnesses more likely to confuse innocent and guilty suspects. Psychological Science, 27, 1227-1239. DOI: 10.1177/095679761665578
  • Wade, K. A., Nash, R. A., & Garry, M. (2014). People consider reliability and cost when verifying their autobiographical memories. Acta Psychologica, 146, 28-34. DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.12.001
  • Wade, K. A., Green, S., & Nash, R. A. (2010). Can fabricated evidence induce false eyewitness testimony? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 24, 899-908. DOI: 10.1002/acp.1607

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Supervisor to:

Aura Bamber (secondary supervisor, Warwick Law School)
Andreea Alexandra Bulbuc (co-supervisor, Babes-Boyai University, Romania & Warwick University)
Aleksandra Krogulska
Aleena Mahmood (primary supervisor)
Rebecca Plimmer (secondary supervisor)
Prerika Sharma (secondary supervisor, Monash UniversityLink opens in a new window).