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Jonas Schemmel
PhD Candidate Humboldt-University, Germany.

My name is Jonas, I am 31 years old and graduated at Humboldt-University in Berlin. I had no idea what to to after university when I fell in love with legal psychology which settled that. Right now I am doing my PhD at Humboldt-University and Psychologische Hochschule Berlin under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Renate Volbert. My research concerns how contextual factors such as additional information on the witness’s personality or motive to lie influence Criteria-based Content Analysis. I also work as an expert witness in criminal proceedings which is my main inspiration to be in science. When not doing psychology, I read, do sports and stroll over all sorts of food and flea markets.

As a member of the EAPL-S board, I would work to make the EAPL-S more attractive for potential members, improve the communication between EAPL-S members and introduce courses for EAPL-S members i.e. on scientific writing and publishing.

Linda Geven
PhD Candidate University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands & Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

My name is Linda Geven, I am 27 years old and currently live in Amsterdam. After studying psychology at the University of Vienna, I received my masters degree in Legal Psychology from Maastricht University in 2015. During my research internship at the University of Portsmouth, I was introduced in the wondrous world of deception detection. Currently, I am doing a joint doctorate at the University of Amsterdam and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem under the supervision of Bruno Verschuere and Gershon Ben-Shakhar. In my main research on memory detection, I focus on bridging the gap between research and practice. Furthermore, I am passionate about investigating wrongful convictions due to false confessions and spent a semester at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2016. After work you can find me on the dance floor for some salsa, or in the kitchen baking cakes.

I would like the EAPL Student Society to be a great international network for aspiring students up to doctoral candidates, by providing academic resources as well as networking opportunities. Besides having fun at social events at conferences, I would like to keep in touch during the year and offer additional courses for example on grant writing. Also, I would like to enhance the interaction between our student society and full members, potential supervisors and possible collaborators.

Teresa Schneider
PhD Candidate Philipps-University Marburg, Germany.

My name is Teresa and I am 28 years old. After studying psychology at Eberhard-Karls University in Tübingen, I finished my master in psychology and law at Maastricht University in 2015. During my master, I was introduced to the fascinating topic of false confessions. After working for 2 years as a psychosocial supporter in criminal trials accompanying victims to court hearings, I started my PhD at the institute for criminology at Philipps-University in Marburg. I am currently investigating how situational impact factors can influence voluntary false confessions to protect someone else. Furthermore, I am interested in wrongful convictions and how they can be prevented. When I am not at work, I do anti-gravity yoga, read and knit.

I would like the EAPL-S to be a platform to connect to other students doing research in psychology and law and offer information about study opportunities. Furthermore, I hope we can offer some additional courses for EAPL-S members.


Former board members (2015-2018):

Bianca Baker, Rashid Minhas and Lauren Wilson

EAPL-S Founders (2009-2015):

Jenny Schell-Leugers, Julia Shaw and Annelies Vredeveldt