Pia Pennekamp (BA Hons) is a PhD student and Visiting Lecturer in the Psychology, Sociology and Education Division. 

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Teaching and Learning

I am a PhD student under supervision of Dr. Jamal K. Mansour. I joined Queen Margaret University in 2019 after completing my BA (Honours) at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC, Canada. My research concerns eyewitness identification procedures. I am particularly interested in eyewitness’ confidence statements following lineup decisions and the interpretation of such. I teach on modules in psychology at the undergraduate degree level. I also co-supervise undergraduate students in relevant research areas.

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS)
  • Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR)
  • Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC)

Research Centre Membership: 

  • Affiliate Member of the Centre for Applied Social Science
  • Member of the Memory Research Group

I am interested in how individuals communicate and interpret probability estimates. I am particularly interested in the interpretation of confidence statements in the context of eyewitness evidence and the implications for theory and in practice. Please check out the lab web page.

Active research interests:

  • Primary: Eyewitness identification (decision-making, identification procedures, eyewitness’ confidence statements)
  • Secondary: weapon focus effect, lineup construction, memory for faces

Research Methods:

  • Quantitative approaches, including experiments and surveys

I teach on the BSc (Hons) Psychology programme and co-supervise projects for the X4005 Psychology Research Project module.