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Amy Leach
PhD

Associate Professor

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

2 Simcoe Street - Room 621
Downtown Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4

905.721.8668 ext. 3706

amy.leach@uoit.ca
amymayleach.com


Background

Dr. Amy-May Leach received her Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology degree in 2002 and her PhD in Social Psychology in 2006, both from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. She also has the unique experience of having worked as a Canada Border Services Agency Officer for four years. Thus, she has direct experience with the factors that affect forensic interviewing and decision-making.

Education

  • Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario 2002
  • PhD in Social Psychology Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario 2006

Courses taught

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Research and expertise

Involvement

  • Selected publications

    Clow, K. A., & Leach, A.-M. (in press). Stigma and wrongful conviction: All exonerees are not perceived equal. Legal & Criminological Psychology.

    Beaudry, J. L., Lindsay, R. C. L., Leach, A.-M., Mansour, J. K., Bertrand, M. I., & Kalmet, N. (in press). Detecting identification accuracy: The impact of viewing the identification procedure on belief of an eyewitness. Legal and Criminological Psychology.

    Clow, K. A., & Leach, A.-M. (in press). After innocence: Perceptions of exonerees. Legal & Criminological Psychology.

    Leach, A.-M. (2014, October). The effect of language proficiency on lie detection. The Lawyers Weekly.

    Martin, K., & Leach, A.-M. (2013). Psychopathy and deception detection. Personality and Mental Health, 7, 154-159.

    Da Silva, C. S., & Leach, A.-M. (2013). Detecting deception in second-language speakers. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 18, 115-127.

    Leach, A.-M., & Da Silva, C. S. (2013). Language proficiency and police officers’ lie detection performance. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 28, 48-53. 

    Smith, A. M., Leach, A.-M., & Cutler, B. L. (2013). Facilitating accuracy in showup identification procedures: The effects of the presence of stolen property. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27, 216-221.

  • Presentations

    Leach, A.-M., Ammar, N., England, D. N., & Remigio, L. M. (March 2015). The niqab and deception detection. Paper to be presented at the American Psychology-Law Society’s Annual Conference, San Diego, California.

    Solodukhin, E., & Leach, A.-M. (March 2015). Incremental lie detection: A study of the impact of varying target language proficiency on undergraduate student judges. Paper to be presented at the American Psychology-Law Society’s Annual Conference, San Diego, California.

    Akehurst, L., Arnhold, A., Figueiredo, I., & Leach, A.-M. (June 2014). Creating a false identity: Investigating cognitive load for, and perceived credibility of, native and non-native speakers. Paper presented at the European Association of Psychology and Law, St. Petersburg, Russia.

    Lawrence, H., Akehurst, L., & Leach, A.-M. (June 2014). Does instructing children to maintain eye contact improve deception detection? Paper presented at the European Association of Psychology and Law, St. Petersburg, Russia.

    Solodukhin, E. & Leach, A.-M. (June 2014). Lying in a non-native language: Effects on emotionality and cognitive load. Paper presented at the European Association of Psychology and Law, St. Petersburg, Russia.

    Ammar, N. & Leach, A.-M. (November 2013). Veiling in the courtroom: Muslim women’s credibility and perceptions. Paper presented at the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference, Doha, Qatar.

    Billinger, E. & Leach, A.-M. (September 2013). The effect of language on lie detection. Poster presented at the Society for Police & Criminal Psychology’s Annual Conference, Ottawa, Ontario.

    Snellings, R., Leach, A.-M., & Gazaille, M. (June 2013). The effect of observer language proficiency on second-language lie detection. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Memory and Cognition’s Biennial Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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