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Sara Landström

SENIOR LECTURER

Department of
Psychology
Telephone
Visiting address
Haraldsgatan 1
41314 Göteborg
Room number
584
Postal address
Box 500
40530 Göteborg

About Sara Landström

Biography

  • Born in 1980
  • Ph.D. in psychology 2008
  • Associate professor in psychology 2014
  • Full-time member of Faculty as lecturer since 2011

Teaching

I am responsible for, and teach at Legal and Investigative Psychology (first and second cycle), and Interviewing child witnesses (third cycle). I supervise students at third cycle.

Research interests

My research interest is legal psychology in general, with focus on reliability and credibility, sexual violence, children's testimony, and interview and interrogation methods.

Member of the research unit for Criminal, Legal and Investigative Psychology (CLIP).

Video summary of challanges in forensic interviews with children and the Swedish Kevin case (with enlish subtitles) 

Current research

The Sequential Method: A Way to Improve the Quality of Forensic Interviews with Young Children? Financed by The Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority during 2016-2018. Principal investigator: Sara Landström. PhD-student: Mikaela Magnusson. Collaborators: Dr Lucy Akehurst (University of Portsmouth) 

Child victims of sexual offenses online - Causes, experiences and consequences. Financed by The Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority during 2016-2018. Principal investigator: Carolina Lunde. PhD-student: Malin Joleby. Collaborators: Sara Landström, Linda Jonsson (LiU), Carl Göran Svedin (LiU)

Remembering what never occurred? False memories for single and repeated experiences. Financed by the European Commission at Maastricht University, 2017-2020. Principal investigators: Henry Otgaar (Maastricht University), Timothy Luke & Sara Landström. PhD-student: Bruna Ferreira Da Silva Calado.

Strategic regulation and reporting in the alibis of innocent and guilty suspects. Financed by the European Commission at University of Portsmouth, 2015-2018. Principal investigators: Lorraine Hope, Sara Landström och Karl Ask. PhD-student: Shiri Portnoy. Collaborators: Pär Anders Granhag

Investigative interviewing with uncooperative witnesses. Financed by the European Commission at Maastricht University, 2016-2019. Principal investigator: Peter van Koppen & Robert Horselenberg, PhD-student: Alejandra De La Fuente Vilar. Collaborators: Leif Strömwall, Sara Landström & Lorraine Hope.

The effect of coping strategies on memory for traumatic virtual reality (VR) video details. Financed by the European Commission at Maastricht University, 2016-2019. Principal investigators: Henry Otgaar, Tom Smeets & Sara Landström. PhD-student: Tameka Romeo. Collaborator: Harald Merckelbach.