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Dr Gianni Ribeiro

Dr Gianni Ribeiro
Name Gianni Ribeiro
Pronoun She/Her/Hers
Position Lecturer (Criminology)
Section School of Law and Justice
Office T102
Location Ipswich Campus
Email
Qualifications BPsychSc(Hons) Qld , GCTertAdultEd CQU , PhD Qld

Gianni is a Lecturer in Criminology based at the Ipswich campus. Prior to joining the School of Law and Justice in 2023, Gianni obtained her PhD in applied cognitive and social psychology from The University of Queensland in 2020 with no corrections and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland working in collaboration with Queensland Police Service. Gianni is interested in research relating to the role evidence in legal decision-making. How do jurors and other legal decision-makers understand forensic evidence? How can we improve their understanding? How should forensic experts (e.g., fingerprint examiners) testify about their decisions and expertise in a way that will enable jurors to understand and evaluate the evidence appropriately? Gianni is also interested in exploring the role of contextual relationship evidence (for an overview, see: Tidmarsh, Powell, & Darwinkel, 2012) in helping jurors to understand the complexities of gendered violence offending and overcome common stereotypes.


  • Crime And Social Justice ( 440204 )
  • Police Administration ( 440211 )
  • Forensic Psychology ( 520103 )
  • Cognitive And Computational Psychology ( 520400 )
  • Applied And Developmental Psychology ( 520100 )
  • Criminology ( 440200 )
  • Courts And Sentencing ( 440203 )
  • Gender And Crime ( 440209 )
  • Decision Making ( 520402 )

jury decision-making; forensic evidence; heuristics and biases; judgment and decision-making; forensic psychology; sexual assault; gender and crime


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


  • Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (CHIER)
  • Centre for Heritage and Culture (CHC)

2024:
- CRI1111: Criminology (Trimester 2)
- CRI6111: Advanced Criminology (Trimester 2)
- CRI2221: Understanding the Social Sciences (Trimester 3)


9 Years


2 Years


Program Director (Criminology)