My research interests lie at the intersection of social psychology and law. I completed my Bachelor's Degree at the University of Toronto, and my Master's and PhD at the University of Western Ontario. Prior to joining the faculty at York University, I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Law and Social Sciences program at Northwestern University.
Most of my research has focused on behavioural assumptions in the law, and specifically on the behaviours of various decision makers (e.g. juries, police). One line of research in particular has emphasized decision making processes in cases involving violence against women (e.g., battered women, sexual assault), such as the impact of expert testimony about battered women's syndrome on juries (e.g., Schuller, 1998; Schuller & Rzepa, 2002; Schuller, Wells, Rzepa, &
Klippenstine, 2004). This work has
explored how jurors use expert information about battered women, assessing problems and limitations that come with this form of expert testimony. More recently, I've been studying the the impact of racial bias in the courtroom and legal strategies for curbing its influence (e.g., challenge for cause).