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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
October 20, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Kim P. Roberts

Professor, Psychology

Contact Information
Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext.3225   |  lab (519) 884-0710 ext.2871
Fax: (519) 746-7605
Office Location: N2074B (Science Building)
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 pm
Personal Website:
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Academic Background

BA (Honours), Psychology, University of Sheffield (UK)
PhD, Psychology, University of Sheffield (UK)
Fogarty Postdoctoral Fellow, Child Development, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (US) 


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.

How can I  be involved in the research in the Child Memory Lab?

Investigative Interviewers: To participate in the Investigative Interviewing Survey, please click here

Families: Please call (519) 884-0710 ext. 2871 to speak to a research associate

Students: Please email me at

In the News

The Record - Children's Memory in the Legal System

Today's Parent - Helping children remember more

ABC News (Australia) - The timing of investigative interviews of children

Virtual Researcher on Call webcast (Internet science show for teachers and students)

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