CHILD MEMORY LAB

CHILD MEMORY LAB

 

   Kim P. Roberts, PhD

Dr. Roberts is an expert in children's memory and learning. She investigates how memories of experienced events become contaminated with information from other sources (e.g., television), and also how children learn from different sources of information (e.g., computers, teachers, books). She regularly advises police officers, social workers, and teachers how to interview children, and trains 100 police officers a year on how to interview children (at the Ontario Police College). She has received grants from Canada, the USA, the UK, and Australia (e.g., the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation). Dr. Roberts is a recipient of the prestigious Premier's Research Excellence Award.

She is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she has been since 2001. Prior to this, Dr. Roberts worked for five years at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda Maryland with Dr. Michael Lamb (pioneer of the NICHD interviewing protocol). Dr. Roberts has held research grants and worked with police and social workers in the US, Canada, Australia, and Britain.