After completing her bachelor’s degree in criminology, she further refined her research path by completing a master’s degree in forensic psychology from Carleton University. She received her Ph.D. in Experimental and Applied Psychology from the University of Regina. Her research focuses on children’s participation in the justice system and the factors affecting child witness testimony.
Currently, Kaila is working at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)/Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study at the University of Toronto to learn more about how verbal and non-verbal behaviour can distinguish truthful versus untruthful information provide by maltreated and non-maltreated children.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Toronto
University Teaching Fellow/Sessional Lecturer, University of Regina
University of Regina, PhD - Experimental and Applied Psychology
Carleton University, MA - Forensic Psychology
Carleton University, BA (Honours) - Criminology and Criminal Justice
The “magical” effect of integration on autobiographical memory., Applied Cognitive Psychology
When an alibi is not enough: An exploration of evidence needed for mock investigators to lay charges in a robbery case. , Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology
Lineup member similarity influences the effectiveness of a salient rejection option for eyewitnesses, Psychiatry Psychology, & Law
Eyewitness age and familiarity with the defendant: Influential factors in mock jurors' assessment of guilt, American Journal of Forensic Psychology
The role of familiarity in recall memory for environments: A comparison of children and adults, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology
Does speed indicate lineup identification accuracy? Examining Children's and Adults' Reaction Time, American Journal of Forensic Psychology
Influence of eyewitness age and recall error on juror decision making., Legal and Criminological Psychology
The Culprit in Target-Absent Lineups: Understanding Young Children’s False Positive Responding., Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology