BA (Witwatersrand), TTHD (Witwatersrand), JD (Seattle U School of Law), PhD (Washington)
Jane Goodman-Delahunty is an experimental psychologist and lawyer. Her empirical legal studies foster evidence-based decisions to promote social, procedural and distributive justice within organisations and the community. She practiced at the Bar in the State of Washington (1983-1992), was an Administrative Judge for the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Southern California (1992-2001) and third-party neutral with JAMS The Resolution Experts (1994-2001).
She is a Member of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) on the Community Services and Equal Opportunity Divisions and a Member of the Criminal Justice Working Group of the Royal Commission into Responses to Institutional Child Sexual Abuse.
Jane was a Visiting Professor at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing (2014), a Leverhulme Trust Foundation Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey (2013), and Visiting Professor at Ritsumeikan University Psychology-Law Program in Kyoto, Japan (2012). Jane is a past President of the Australia & New Zealand Association of Psychiatry Psychology & Law and of the American Psychology Law Society. She was Editor of Psychology, Public Policy and Law (2001-2006). She was a part-time Commissioner at the NSW Law Reform Commission for 10 years and a Mediator for the NSW Office of Fair Trading Mediation Services Unit. Previously, she directed the Postgraduate Program in Forensic Psychology at the University of New South Wales.
exceeding $6.5 million.
Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
2016-2017 Memory and the law in cases of child sexual abuse..
2015-2016 Joinder of trials with multiple victims: Jury deliberations and decisions.
2014-2016 Evaluation of alternative procedures for complainants' evidence.
Australian Research Council Discovery and Linkage Projects
2017-2019 Interpreting justice: mode, accuracy and credibility in court interpreting.
2016-2020 Threshold decisions in determining whether to prosecute child sexual abuse.
2012-2016 Rape victims on trial: Police officers' and jurors' beliefs about sexual assault.
2011-2015 Interpreters in court: Witness credibility in interpreted testimony, $297K
2011-2015 Countering jury misconceptions in child sexual assault cases, $285K
2010-2015 Juror confidence in justice: Democratic participation or deference to authority.
2010-2015 Australian jurors' perspectives on expert evidence.
2010-2015 The presentation of expert evidence: The role of lawyers and experts.
2008-2010 Gateways to justice: Video-mediated communications in justice settings.
2006-2009 Juries and interactive visual evidence: Deliberation processes and outcomes.
United States High Value Detainee Interrogation Group
2016-2018 Remote interpreting in investigative interviews.
2013-2015 Situational and relational effects on interpreting in high stakes interviews.
2012-2015 Interview techniques to secure cooperation by high value detainees.
2012-2015 An international experimental survey of interviewing practices and beliefs.
2012-2015 Intelligence and counter-intelligence interviewing in the Asia Pacific.
Korean Institute of Criminology
2011-2012 Strengthening forensic science in Korea.
Australian Criminology Research Advisory Council
2011-2015 Re-offense risk in parental child sex offenders.
2008-2009 Improving expert communication about DNA profiling evidence.
2006-2008 Practices, policies and procedures that enhance jury satisfaction.
National Science Foundation Law and Social Science Division and Global Initiatives
1991-1993 Cross‑racial eyewitness identification and multicultural change.
1988-1990 Jurors' causal reasoning in civil cases.
1986-1988 Comprehension of statistical assessment in civil litigation.
National Institute of Dispute Resolution
1989-1990 Lawyer overconfidence as a barrier to settlement.
American Bar Association and American Bar Foundation
1985-1989 Jury competence in complex cases.
1990-1991 The psychology of mediation in the legal process.
National Institute of Justice
1985-1986 Jury comprehension of scientific evidence.
New South Wales Government Funding
2011-2014NSW Juvenile Justice,Low-risk juvenile offenders who reoffend and high-risk offenders who desist.
2011-2014Community Legal Service Centres NSW, Advocates' experiences with the NSW Police Force complaints system.
2010-2012 NSW Police Force Customer Service Program: Evaluation and analysis.
2008 NSW Health, Evaluation of NSW Pre-Trial Diversion Program for Incest Offenders.
2001-2004 NSW Police Force Inherent requirements of frontline policing.
Spokane County Public Defender, Washington State
1990-1991Impact of violent videotaped evidence on jurors in death penalty cases.
University Funding Programs
2012 Young peoples' experiences with police, Charles Sturt University
2011 Visiting Professorship, Professor M.K. Dhami, Charles Sturt University.
2010 Visiting Professorship, Professor Siegfried Sporer, Charles Sturt University.
2008 Countering misconceptions in child sex assault cases, UNSW Australia.
2006 Multimedia and jury understanding of DNA evidence, UNSW Australia.
2006 Gender equity in the Science Faculty: A study of two schools, UNSW Australia.
2005 Gender stereotyping and networking in promotions, UNSW Australia.
2002 Consequences of workplace injuries, UNSW Australia.
1983 Probabilistic scientific evidence, University of Washington.
Global Initiative for Academic Networks (pending)
2017 Visiting Professorship, NALSAR University of Law.
Leverhulme Trust Foundation, United Kingdom
2013 Leverhulme Trust Foundation Visiting Professorship.
China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China
2014 Psychology of Criminal Justice Summer Program Visiting Professorship.
Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan
2012 International Advanced Studies Program Visiting Professorship.
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University of Washington, Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology and Law, 1986. Dissertation: Probabilistic scientific evidence: Jurors' inferences.
Seattle University School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1983.
Witwatersrand University, Transvaal Teachers Higher Diploma, highest distinction, 1973. Research thesis: The relationship between thought and language.
Witwatersrand University, Bachelor of Arts, English and French, 1972.
Research Professor, Charles Sturt University, Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences, Manly Campus, Manly, Australia, 2009-present.
General Member, New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Community Services Division, Sydney, Australia, 2007-2021.
General Member, New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Equal Opportunity Division, Sydney, Australia, 2010-2021.
ACADEMIC POSITIONS HELD
Associate Professor, Director of Forensic Psychology Postgraduate Research Program, Department of Psychology, University of New South Wales Australia, Sydney, 2001-2009.
Adjunct Professor of Law, Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, California, 1988.
Research Assistant Professor, Research Associate Professor, University of Washington, Department of Psychology, Seattle, Washington, 1986-1992.
Adjunct Law Faculty, University of Seattle School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 1989-1990.
VISITING PROFESSOR APPOINTMENTS
China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China, 2014.
University of Surrey, Guildford, England, 2013.
Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, 2012.
LAW REFORM AND LAW PRACTICE APPOINTMENTS
Commissioner, New South Wales Law Reform Commission, Sydney, Australia, 2002-2013 (pt).
Consultant, American Bar Association Litigation Section, Chicago, Illinois, 1985-1989.
Administrative Judge, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Southern California Regional Office, Los Angeles, California, 1992‑2001.
Alternate Dispute Resolution:
Mediator, New South Wales Department of Commerce, Consumers and Tenants Fair Trading Mediation Services Unit, Sydney, Australia, 2007-2013.
Mediator, JAMS, Southern California, 1994‑2001.
Attorney at Law, Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP, Seattle, Washington, 1989‑1992.
Trial Attorney, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Northwest Regional Office, Seattle, Washington, 1984‑1988.
Associate, Bricklin & Gendler, Seattle, Washington, 1983‑1984.
Legal Associate, Disabilities Law Project, Tacoma, Washington, 1982-1983.
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND ACCREDITATION:
Member, Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, No. 14292, Washington, 1983-present.
Admitted to practice, Attorney and Counselor at Law before the State of Washington Supreme Court, the State of Washington Court of Appeals, the United States District Court, Western District of Washington, pro hac vice admissions in Alaska, California, Idaho, Minneapolis, Nebraska, Oregon, and Texas.
Registered Psychologist, No. PS0095714, Australian Psychological Society, 2005.
Accredited Mediator, The Resolution Institute-Leading Edge Alternative Dispute Resolvers, Sydney, Australia, 2002.
Certified Mediator, San Diego Dispute Resolution Centre, San Diego, California, 1994.
Certified Teacher, Washington, Seattle Department of Public Education, Washington, USA, 1976.
Certified Teacher, Transvaal Education Department, South Africa, 1973.