Department of Psychology

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Ms Eva Rubínová

  • Qualifications: Master's Degree in Psychology
  • Role Title: PhD Student
  • Address: King Henry Building, King Henry 1st Street Portsmouth Hampshire PO1 2DY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 6318
  • Email: eva.rubinova@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Psychology
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science

Biography

I completed my Master’s Degree in Psychology at Charles University in Prague in 2012. My Master’s thesis focused on understanding how accurately people can estimate the temporal characteristics of various types of autobiographical events. Working on this project piqued my interest in the area of memory.

After finishing my Master’s Degree, I joined a team of clinicians and researchers in the International Clinical Research Centre in Brno, investigating the epidemiology of neurodegenerative diseases. I focused on clinical neuropsychological diagnostics and researched signs of early stages of cognitive decline in neuropsychological methods.

My research has always focused on addressing applied questions, and I became increasingly interested in eyewitness memory. Thanks to an Erasmus scholarship, I had the opportunity to spend six months at the University of Portsmouth and collaborate with Dr James Ost, Dr Hartmut Blank and Dr James Sauer on an experimental study in remembering repeated events.

Since October 2014, I have continued in this line of work as a departmentally-funded PhD student with Dr James Ost, Dr Hartmut Blank and Dr Ryan Fitzgerald as my supervisory team.

Teaching Responsibilities

University of Portsmouth:

2014-2015  Support tutor on unit entitled ‘Research Methods & Analysis I and II’; Seminar support tutor for Qualitative & Quantitative Data Analysis unit.

Masaryk University (Czech Republic):

2013-2015  Visiting lecturer on unit entitled ‘Psychology of Cognitive Processes’ (delivering sessions on Memory);

2012-2014  Co-ordinator of and lecturer on optional courses entitled ‘Chapters on Memory’ and ‘Introducing Psychological Research’.

2010-2012  Visiting lecturer on optional course entitled ‘Psychology of Handicap I and II’ (talking about experiences from volunteering in an orphanage in Ukraine).

Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic):

2013/2014   Visiting lecturer on unit entitled ‘Introduction to Psychology’ (delivering sessions on Effective learning strategies and Introduction to academic writing);

2012/2013   Visiting lecturer on unit entitled ‘Current Topics in Psychology’ (talking about current research on autobiographical memory).

Research

I investigate how people remember repeated events, which are events with a common underlying structure that are experienced repeatedly. In the forensic context, cases of repeated abuse, maltreatment, or domestic violence can be conceptualised as repeated events. Instances of these events differ in details—each instance, for example, might happen on a different day and with different people, although all instances are formed out of the same set of core activities. I focus on how accurately people remember details of typical, as well as exceptional instances of repeated events, both shortly after the event, as well as after long delays. The findings of my research have potential applications in the area of eyewitness memory in specific cases that involve repeated offending.