The Canadian Child Interviewing Research Team (CCIRT) is a group of three Canadian research labs examining methods for obtaining the most honest and accurate reports from child witnesses and victims. Our focus is on working with partners to understand evidence-based methods for improving children’s testimony on the stand and forensic interviewing practices (e.g., what questions are challenging for children to accurately answer and what issues may threaten a child’s credibility). We are dedicated to learning about how to support children in reporting their experiences within the legal systems as well as supporting legal professionals on how to talk to children about their experiences using empirically based best practices.

Meet our team

Kaila Bruer_crop

Kaila Bruer,
PhD

Co-Director

Assistant Professor, Psychology
University of Regina

Dr, Angela Evans

Angela Evans,
PhD

Co-Director

Associate Professor, Psychology
Brock University

Shanna Williams PhD_crop

Shanna Williams,
PhD, C-Psych

Co-Director

Postdoctoral Research Scholar,
University of Southern California
Lecturer, Nipissing University
Lecturer, Laurentian University