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Dr Ailsa Strathie

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Professional biography

My research interests lie mainly in the application of psychology to 'real world' issues at the interface of psychology and law. I work with other members of the Centre for Policing Research and Learning examining the links between policing and social media, particularly the impact that social media usage has on police investigations.

Much of my other work focuses on theoretical and applied aspects of face recognition (CCTV identification, familiarity, face learning), and I am conducting research on these topics in collaboration with Dr Sarah Laurence at Keele University.

Other areas of interest are forensic facial image comparison, the role of human factors in transportation accidents and the communication of expert evidence in court. I also maintain an interest in Synaesthesia.



Recognising familiar faces out of context (2020)
Laurence, Sarah; Eyre, Jordyn and Strathie, Ailsa
Perception ((In press))

Entitlement to Tell on Police Facebook Sites (2019-05-01)
Walkington, Zoe; Pike, Graham; Strathie, Ailsa; Havard, Catriona; Harrison, Virginia and Ness, Hayley
Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 22(5) (pp. 355-357)

Are you talking to me? How identity is constructed on police-owned Facebook sites (2018-10)
Walkington, Zoe; Pike, Graham; Strathie, Ailsa; Havard, Catriona; Ness, Hayley and Harrison, Virginia
Narrative Inquiry, 28(2) (pp. 280-300)

How presentation format affects the interpretation of probabilistic flood risk information (2017-03-31)
Strathie, A.; Netto, G.; Walker, G. H. and Pender, G.
Journal of Flood Risk Management, 10(1) (pp. 87-96)

Facial Wipes don't Wash: Facial Image Comparison by Video Superimposition Reduces the Accuracy of Face Matching Decisions (2016-07-31)
Strathie, Ailsa and McNeill, Allan
Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30(4) (pp. 504-513)

Can Link Analysis Be Applied to Identify Behavioral Patterns in Train Recorder Data? (2016-03-31)
Strathie, Ailsa and Walker, Guy H.
Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 58(2) (pp. 205-217)

Big data and ergonomics methods: A new paradigm for tackling strategic transport safety risks (2016-03)
Walker, Guy and Strathie, Ailsa
Applied Ergonomics, 53(Part B) (pp. 298-311)

A systems approach to flood vulnerability (2016)
Beevers, Lindsay; Walker, Guy and Strathie, Ailsa
Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 33(3) (pp. 199-213)

Leading indicators of operational risk on the railway: A novel use for underutilised data recordings (2015-04-30)
Walker, Guy and Strathie, Ailsa
Safety Science, 74 (pp. 93-101)

In the Dock: Chimeric Image Composites Reduce Identification Accuracy (2012-02)
Strathie, Ailsa; McNeill, Allan and White, David
Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26(1) (pp. 140-148)

Using CWA to Understand and Enhance Infrastructure Resilience (2017-06)
Walker, Guy H.; Beevers, Lindsay and Strathie, Ailsa
In: Stanton, Neville A.; Salmon, Paul M.; Walker, Guy H. and Jenkins, Daniel P. eds. Cognitive Work Analysis: Applications, Extensions and Future Directions (pp. 403-418)
ISBN : 978-1-4724-4392-2 | Publisher : CRC Press

Leading Indicators of Operational Risk on the Railway: A Novel Use for Underutilized Data Recordings (2017)
Walker, Guy and Strathie, Ailsa
In: Bucchianico, Giuseppe Di; Vallicelli, Andrea; Stanton, Neville A. and Landry, Steven J. eds. Human Factors in Transportation: Social and Technological Evolution Across Maritime, Road, Rail, and Aviation Domains. Industrial and Systems Engineering Series (pp. 103-119)
ISBN : 9781498726177 | Publisher : Taylor & Francis | Published : Boca Raton

The use of Facebook in creating police identity (2018-03-01)
Walkington, Zoe; Pike, Graham; Strathie, Ailsa; Havard, Catriona; Ness, Hayley and Harrison, Virginia
In : 2018 Conference of the Society of Evidence Based Policing (1-2 Mar 2018)

Person Identification in a Legal Setting (2010-12-16)
Strathie, Ailsa
PhD thesis Glasgow Caledonian University

Review of the Scottish Welfare Fund Interim Scheme (2014-05)
Sosenko, Filip; Littlewood, Mandy; Strathie, Ailsa and Fitzpatrick, Suzanne
Scottish Government Social Research