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Emeritus Professor Neil Brewer

BA (Hons), PhD (Adelaide)

Elected: 2007

Discipline: Psychology

Specialisation: Eyewitness memory; ASD and criminal vulnerability


Professor Neil Brewer is Matthew Flinders Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Flinders University. His research interests include eyewitness memory and identification; criminal vulnerability of ASD individuals.


Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor, Flinders University
Fellow, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia


Brewer, N., Weber, N., & Guerin, N. (2019, in press). Police line-ups of the future? American Psychologist. DOI: 10.1037/amp0000465

Brewer, N., & Douglass, A. B. (2019) (Eds.). Psychological science and the law. New York: Guilford. ISBN 9781462538300

Brewer, N., Young, R. L., & Barnett, E. (2017). Measuring Theory of Mind in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47, 1927-1941.

Brewer, N., & Young, R. L. (2015). Crime and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Myths and mechanisms. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley. ISBN: 9781849054041.

Brewer, N., & Wells, G. L. (2006). The confidence-accuracy relationship in eyewitness identification: Effects of lineup instructions, foil similarity and target-absent base rates. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 12, 11-30.

Young, R. L., & Brewer, N. (2019, in press). Perspective taking deficits, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and allaying police officers’ suspicions about criminal involvement. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-019-03968-4


Website: http://www.flinders.edu.au/people/Neil.Brewer
Email: neil.brewer [at] flinders.edu.au

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