Dr Robert Horselenberg (R.)

In May 2005 I defended my thesis on false memories and false confessions. Since then, I work as an assistant professor (0,5 fte) at the Faculty of Psychology and later at the Faculty of Law. Both at Maastricht University. My research focusses on assessing children, eyewitnesses and suspects statements, and on reasoning with evidence in general. I publish on these topics, both national and international. I act as an expert witness in criminal cases in about ten cases a year. I’m a member of the European Association of Psychology and Law of which I’m also a member of the Board, the American Psychology-Law Society, and the international Investigative Interviewing Research Group. In this latter group I act as editor of their journal and I’m a member of their executive committee. Since 2013 I act as an expert in the Dutch Expert group for Special Vice-cases. I act as reviewer for several international and national journals and I am the co-editor of the Routes van het Recht, the handbook on legal psychology. Furthermore, I’m part of The House of Legal Psychology as initiator, member of the management team and program director. In June 2018 I received the prestigious mid-career award from the EAPL in Turku, Finland. At the same conference I gave a key-note that was very well received.