Dr. Amy-May Leach – Lab Director
Dr. Amy-May Leach is a Professor of Forensic Psychology in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology). She received her M.A. in Developmental Psychology and her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada). Dr. Leach’s primary area of research is the detection of detection in forensic contexts. She studies the social and cognitive underpinnings of deception and its detection, particularly as they relate to vulnerable populations (e.g., children, non-native speakers). Dr. Leach also collaborates on projects in the areas of Confessions and Interrogations, Wrongful Convictions, and Eyewitness Identifications. Recent publications can be viewed here. She has received grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the American Psychology-Law Society. In addition to her research background, Dr. Leach has the unique experience of having worked as a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officer. Thus, she has direct experience with the factors that affect forensic interviewing and decision-making.
Dr. Amy-May Leach’s ResearchGate profile