Welcome to the Laboratory for Child Forensic Psychology (LCFP) website! Dr. Joanna Pozzulo is the Chair of the Department of Psychology at Carleton University. Dr. Pozzulo’s research and teaching broadly falls under the domain of Forensic Psychology (borrowing from developmental, social, and cognitive psychology). Dr. Pozzulo is focused on understanding the development of face memory and the procedures that police can use in order to increase the reliability of face identification from lineups. Dr. Pozzulo has authored a book Describing and Identifying Perpetrators: The Young Eyewitness, as well she has co-authored two textbooks in the area of Forensic Psychology. Dr. Pozzulo is also a child clinical psychologist registered with the Ontario College of Psychologists.
Dr. Pozzulo has received a number of awards for her teaching and research. Most recently in 2014, Dr. Pozzulo received the Carleton University Graduate Student Mentoring Award recognizing Dr. Pozzulo’s exceptional service to Graduate students as a supervisor and mentor. In 2010, Dr. Pozzulo won the Carleton University Research Achievement Award that recognized her outstanding research achievements. In 2009, Dr. Pozzulo along with Dr. Bennell and Dr. Forth, received the Significant Contribution Award from the Criminal Justice Section of the Canadian Psychological Association for their textbook, Forensic Psychology (Pozzulo, Bennell, & Forth, 2008, 2nd edition). In 2008, Dr. Pozzulo received the Carleton University Teaching Achievement Award. Also for her teaching, Dr. Pozzulo received the Capital Educator’s Award in 2003 from the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation. In 2001, her work on child eyewitness memory received the President’s New Researcher Award from the Canadian Psychological Association.
Dr. Pozzulo’s research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Carleton University. Her research laboratory (The Laboratory for Child Forensic Psychology) was made possible by funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Ontario Research Fund, and Carleton University.