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Health Sciences profile

Dr David La Rooy

PositionHonorary Senior Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Psychological Medicine (Dunedin)
QualificationsBA MSc PhD
Research summaryResearch in developmental psychology and forensic psychology

Publications

Patterson, T., Campbell, A., La Rooy, D., Hobbs, L., Clearwater, K., & Rapsey, C. (2022). Impact, ramifications and taking back control: A qualitative study of male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/08862605221094629

Macleod, E., Hobbs, L., Admiraal, A., La Rooy, D., & Patterson, T. (2021). The use and impact of repeated questions in diagnostic child abuse assessment interviews. Psychiatry, Psychology & Law. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13218719.2021.1910586

Sumampouw, N. E. J., Otgaar, H., La Rooy, D., & de Ruiter, C. (2020). The quality of forensic child interviewing in child sexual abuse cases in Indonesia. Journal of Police & Criminal Psychology, 35, 170-181. doi: 10.1007/s11896-019-09342-5

Szojka, Z. A., Nicol, A., & La Rooy, D. (2020). Narrative coherence in multiple forensic interviews with child witnesses alleging physical and sexual abuse. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 34, 943-960. doi: 10.1002/acp.3673

Waterhouse, G. F., Ridley, A. M., Bull, R., La Rooy, D. J., & Wilcock, R. (2019). Mapping repeated interviews. Journal of Police & Criminal Psychology, 34, 392-409. doi: 10.1007/s11896-018-9288-7

Mugno, A. P., Malloy, L. C., & La Rooy, D. J. (2017). Interviewing witnesses. In G. M. Davies & A. R. Beech (Eds.), Forensic psychology: Crime, justice, law, interventions. (3rd ed.) (pp. 201-230). Wiley.

Chapter in Book - Research

Nicol, A., La Rooy, D., & Lamb, M. E. (2017). Evidence-based and developmentally appropriate forensic interviewing of children. In L. Dixon, D. F. Perkins, C. Hamilton-Giachritsis & L. A. Craig (Eds.), Wiley handbook of what works in child maltreatment: An evidence-based approach to assessment and intervention in child protection. (pp. 239-257). Wiley.

Chapter in Book - Research

Earhart, B., La Rooy, D., & Lamb, M. (2016). Assessing the quality of forensic interviews with child witnessses. In W. T. O'Donohue & M. Fanetti (Eds.), Forensic interviews regarding child sexual abuse: A guide to evidence-based practice. (pp. 317-335). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-21097-1_18

Chapter in Book - Research

Houston, S., La Rooy, D., & Nicol, A. (2016). Contemporary developments and practices in investigative interviewing of suspects in Scotland. In D. Walsh, G. E. Oxburgh, A. D. Redlich & T. Myklebust (Eds.), International developments and practices in investigative interviewing and interrogation (Vol. 2): Suspects. (pp. 193-203). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

La Rooy, D. J., Ahern, E. C., & Andrews, S. J. (2015). Section 3.3: Developmentally appropriate interviewing of highly vulnerable children: A developmental psychology perspective. In K. Balogh & H. Salaets (Eds.), Children and justice: Overcoming language barriers: Cooperation in interpreter-mediated questioning of minors. (pp. 113-131). Cambridge, UK: Intersentia. [Contribution].

Chapter in Book - Research

La Rooy, D., Heydon, G., Korkman, J., & Myklebust, T. (2015). Interviewing child witnesses. In G. Oxburgh, T. Myklebust, T. Grant & R. Milne (Eds.), Communication in investigative and legal contexts: Integrated approaches from forensic psychology, linguistics and law enforcement. (pp. 57-78). Wiley.

Chapter in Book - Research

Lamb, M. E., Malloy, L. C., Hershkowitz, I., & La Rooy, D. (2015). Children and the law. In R. M. Lerner & M. E. Lamb (Eds.), Handbook of child psychology and developmental science (Vol. 3): Socioemotional processes. (7th ed.) (pp. 464-512). Wiley.

Chapter in Book - Research

Patterson, T., Campbell, A., La Rooy, D., Hobbs, L., Clearwater, K., & Rapsey, C. (2022). Impact, ramifications and taking back control: A qualitative study of male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/08862605221094629

Journal - Research Article

Macleod, E., Hobbs, L., Admiraal, A., La Rooy, D., & Patterson, T. (2021). The use and impact of repeated questions in diagnostic child abuse assessment interviews. Psychiatry, Psychology & Law. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13218719.2021.1910586

Journal - Research Article

Sumampouw, N. E. J., Otgaar, H., La Rooy, D., & de Ruiter, C. (2020). The quality of forensic child interviewing in child sexual abuse cases in Indonesia. Journal of Police & Criminal Psychology, 35, 170-181. doi: 10.1007/s11896-019-09342-5

Journal - Research Article

Szojka, Z. A., Nicol, A., & La Rooy, D. (2020). Narrative coherence in multiple forensic interviews with child witnesses alleging physical and sexual abuse. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 34, 943-960. doi: 10.1002/acp.3673

Journal - Research Article

Brubacher, S. P., Poole, D. A., Dickinson, J. J., La Rooy, D., Szojka, Z. A., & Powell, M. B. (2019). Effects of interviewer familiarity and supportiveness on children's recall across repeated interviews. Law & Human Behavior, 43(6), 507-516. doi: 10.1037/lhb0000346

Journal - Research Article

Otgaar, H., Chan, J. C. K., Calado, B., & La Rooy, D. (2019). Immediate interviewing increases children's suggestibility in the short term, but not in the long term. Legal & Criminological Psychology, 24, 24-40. doi: 10.1111/lcrp.12137

Journal - Research Article

Otgaar, H., La Rooy, D., Horselenberg, R., Herskowitz, I., de Ruiter, C., Blezer, L., … Kollau, R. (2019). Assessing the quality of child investigative interviewing in the Netherlands. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 33(5), 889-897. doi: 10.1002/acp.3521

Journal - Research Article

Waterhouse, G. F., Ridley, A. M., Bull, R., La Rooy, D. J., & Wilcock, R. (2019). Mapping repeated interviews. Journal of Police & Criminal Psychology, 34, 392-409. doi: 10.1007/s11896-018-9288-7

Journal - Research Article

Böser, U., & La Rooy, D. (2018). Interpreter-mediated investigative interviews with minors: Setting the ground rules. Translation & Interpreting Studies, 13(2), 208-229. doi: 10.1075/tis.00012.bos

Journal - Research Article

Peixoto, C. E., Fernandes, R. V., Almeida, T. S., Silva, J. M., La Rooy, D., Ribeiro, C., … Lamb, M. E. (2017). Interviews of children in a Portuguese special judicial procedure. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 35, 189-203. doi: 10.1002/bsl.2284

Journal - Research Article

Waterhouse, G. F., Ridley, A. M., Bull, R., La Rooy, D., & Wilcock, R. (2016). Dynamics of repeated interviews with children. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30(5), 713-721. doi: 10.1002/acp.3246

Journal - Research Article

Carson, L., & La Rooy, D. (2015). 'Commonsense psychology' is a barrier to the implementation of best practice child interviewing guidelines: A qualitative analysis of police officers' beliefs in Scotland. Journal of Police & Criminal Psychology, 30, 50-62. doi: 10.1007/s11896-013-9139-5

Journal - Research Article

Brubacher, S. P., & La Rooy, D. (2014). Witness recall across repeated interviews in a case of repeated abuse. Child Abuse & Neglect, 38(2), 202-211. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.06.010

Journal - Research Article

Earhart, B., La Rooy, D. J., Brubacher, S. P., & Lamb, M. E. (2014). An examination of "don't know" responses in forensic interviews with children. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 32, 746-761. doi: 10.1002/bsl.2141

Journal - Research Article

O'Shea, R. P., Parker, A., La Rooy, D., & Alais, D. (2009). Monocular rivalry exhibits three hallmarks of binocular rivalry: Evidence for common processes. Vision Research, 49(7), 671-681. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2009.01.020

Journal - Research Article

La Rooy, D., Pipe, M.-E., & Murray, J. E. (2007). Enhancing children's event recall after long delays. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21, 1-17.

Journal - Research Article

La Rooy, D., Pipe, M.-E., & Murray, J. E. (2005). Reminiscence and hypermnesia in children's eyewitness memory. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 90(3), 235-254. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2004.11.002

Journal - Research Article

Brubacher, S. P., Peterson, C., La Rooy, D., Dickinson, J. J., & Poole, D. A. (2019). How children talk about events: Implications for eliciting and analyzing eyewitness reports. Developmental Review, 51, 70-89. doi: 10.1016/j.dr.2018.12.003

Journal - Research Other

Otgaar, H., de Ruiter, C., La Rooy, D., Horselenberg, R., Hershkowitz, I., & Geijsen, K. (2019). The burden of proof of the Dutch police: Why the scenario model continues to deliver low-quality child interviews. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 33(5), 901-903. doi: 10.1002/acp.3541

Journal - Research Other

La Rooy, D., Brubacher, S. P., Aromäki-Stratos, A., Cyr, M., Hershkowitz, I., Korkman, J., … Lamb, M. E. (2015). The NICHD Protocol: A review of an internationally-used evidence-based tool for training child forensic interviewers. Journal of Criminological Research, Policy & Practice, 1(2), 76-89. doi: 10.1108/JCRPP-01-2015-0001

Journal - Research Other

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