March 1, 2017

Experience

Work Experience (Research)

2010 – 2017 Researcher / Research Assistant

Prof. Colin G. Tredoux, Department of Psychology

Conducting, running, and analysing data for multiple research projects and studies. Duties as a research assistant include: conducting literature reviews; experiment design; participant recruitment; data collection; data coding; data analysis; writing and reviewing journal articles for submission; workshop and conference organising; analysis of legal, psychiatric, medical records, court documents; analysis of confessions, interrogation methods, line-up procedures, and facial composites. I have collaborated with academics in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Qatar, and Australia.

2012 – 2014 Research Administrator

Dr. Annelies Vredeveldt; South African Police Services

Fieldwork training of South African Police Services officers in a new interview technique designed to elicit more forensically relevant information from eyewitnesses during facial composite construction; data collection; transcription; data coding; data analysis; ordering of electronic and recording equipment; distribution of equipment and materials to SAPS officers; writing of protocol, procedure, and consent documents; monitoring of study progress; construction of manuals and training materials; writing of journal articles for submission.

2012 – 2013 Research Assistant

Dr. Annelies Vredeveldt, University of Cape Town

Conducting laboratory research for a study on eye-closure during interviews and its effects on information recall and face recognition. Duties included: participant recruitment; data collection; conducting of interviews; transcription of audio; coding of qualitative data; writing up and editing of results into a journal article.

2011 – 2012 Researcher / Research Assistant

Dr. J. Wittig, Jr.; Dr. B. Morgan, Psychiatry

Investigating memory issues and deficits in patients with rare bi-lateral amygdale lesions (Urbach-Wiethe Disease); data collection; participant recruitment; liaising with patients; programming experiments; conducting experiments.

Work Experience (Teaching)

2015 – 2017 Lecturer in Psychometrics, Research Methods

Department of Psychology, University of Cape Town

Psychometrics lecturer for second-year Psychology course (Research Methods) on the history of testing, test development and administration, scoring and coding data, assessing the validity and reliability of test materials and tools.

2015 – 2017 Guest Lecturer

Department of Psychology, University of Cape Town

Guest lecturer for an Honours Psychology and Law course, as well as a third-year Applied Cognitive Science course. Lectures include aspects of eyewitness testimony, composite construction, line-up identifications, applied research, and field work.

2013 – 2017 Curriculum and Registration Advisor

School of Humanities, University of Cape Town

Assisting undergraduates with curriculum advice and course electives, and checking academic transcripts for course admission prerequisites; signing admission forms before clearance by the Dean of the Faculty; reconciling undergraduate students’ courses and results to qualify them for graduating.

2009 – 2017 Graduate Teaching Assistant / Tutor

Department of Psychology, University of Cape Town

Teaching and marking on the following courses: Psychology first-year Statistics; second-year Research Methods and Statistics; third-year Research Methods and Statistics; Honours-year Statistics. All of these courses included tutoring students on various research methods, techniques, ethical and standardised practices, experiment designs, a wide array of statistical techniques, and the use of various statistical programs (Excel, Statistica, SPSS). Examples of these topics and techniques taught include (but are not limited to): probability, sampling distribution of the mean, z-tests, t-tests, regression, correlation, hypothesis testing, non-parametric tests, multiple regression, logistic regression, moderation and mediation, and ANOVA.

2011 – 2013 Workshop Host / Presenter and Facilitator

Prof. Colin G. Tredoux; Department of Commerce

Hosting a workshop on effective Programme Monitoring and Evaluation within the workplace and in the field; teaching delegates about various techniques of Programme Monitoring and Evaluation; teaching delegates how to use online media, social networking, and online and mobile applications to monitor studies, grants, projects, and work; preparing and presenting materials; organising practical exercises and demonstrations.