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Dr Bridget Irvine

Bridget Irvine 186Postdoctoral Fellow

Tel: (+64) 3 479 8862
Email:
bridget.irvine@otago.ac.nz

Twitter:
@bridgetirvineNZ

Research Interests

Bridget is passionate about working in interdisciplinary teams, and contributing to large-scale research projects. Bridget’s research interests include access to justice, courtroom procedures, quality of legal evidence, and legal decision-making processes.

Background

Bridget studied law and psychology at the University of Otago, and completed her PhD in psychology in 2016. Bridget has a strong interest in applied research; she has focused on investigating ways the lessons from the social sciences can be harnessed to benefit the legal profession. The aim of her PhD research, for example, was to investigate the circumstances under which a brief ‘preparation for court’ intervention could be utilised to help children accurately respond to cross-examination questions in the courtroom.

Research Projects

Other Research Networks

  • Innocence Project New Zealand

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Publications

Toy-Cronin, B., & Irvine, B. (2017, December). Accurate explanation of a dispute in an online court: A study design. Verbal presentation at the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ) Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Toy-Cronin, B., Irvine, B., Stewart, K., & Henaghan, M. (2017). The wheels of justice: Understanding the pace of civil high court cases. Dunedin, New Zealand: Legal Issues Centre, University of Otago. 131p. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/7762

Zajac, R., Irvine, B., Ingram, J. M., & Jack, F. (2016). The diagnostic value of children's responses to cross-examination questioning. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 34(1), 160-177. doi: 10.1002/bsl.2215

Irvine, B., Jack, F., & Zajac, R. (2016). Preparing children for cross-examination: Do the practice questions matter? Psychology, Crime & Law, 22(9), 858-878. doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2016.1197224

Irvine, B. L. (2016). Preparing children for cross-examination: Investigating the efficacy of preparation (PhD). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/6873

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Toy-Cronin, B., Irvine, B., Stewart, K., & Henaghan, M. (2017). The wheels of justice: Understanding the pace of civil high court cases. Dunedin, New Zealand: Legal Issues Centre, University of Otago. 131p. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/7762

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Journal - Research Article

Zajac, R., Irvine, B., Ingram, J. M., & Jack, F. (2016). The diagnostic value of children's responses to cross-examination questioning. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 34(1), 160-177. doi: 10.1002/bsl.2215

Irvine, B., Jack, F., & Zajac, R. (2016). Preparing children for cross-examination: Do the practice questions matter? Psychology, Crime & Law, 22(9), 858-878. doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2016.1197224

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Irvine, B., & Zajac, R. (2014). "Of course I lied, mum asked me to!" The effect of cross-examination on children's responses when they have been coached to lie. Proceedings of the Psycolloquy Seminar. (pp. 24). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Psychology, University of Otago. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/psychology/research/otago059081.html

Irvine, B., & Zajac, R. (2012). Preparing children for cross-examination: Can children generalise from practice questions to the real deal? Proceedings of the Psycolloquy Seminar. (pp. 15). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/psychology/otago039512.pdf

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Toy-Cronin, B., & Irvine, B. (2017, December). Accurate explanation of a dispute in an online court: A study design. Verbal presentation at the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ) Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Irvine, B. (2014, August). Prepared to lie? What happens when we give dishonest children the tools to face cross-examination? Verbal presentation at the KiwiCAM Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Irvine, B., & Zajac, R. (2014, April). Under oath: Children’s ability to respond accurately to courtroom questioning. Verbal presentation at the Innocence Network Conference, Portland, USA.

Irvine, B. (2013, June). Preparing children for cross-examination: Can children generalise from practice questions to the real deal? Verbal presentation at the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC) Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Irvine, B. (2013, August-September). Prepared for anything? The effect of preparation on children's responses to cross-examination-style questioning. Verbal presentation at the KiwiCAM Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Irvine, B. L. (2016). Preparing children for cross-examination: Investigating the efficacy of preparation (PhD). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/6873

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