Welcome to The Leach Lab!

The Leach Lab is part of the Forensic Psychology program at Ontario Tech University in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. We study deception detection and interviewing practices, with an emphasis on approaches that can be used for training purposes and policy development. More specifically, we explore such topics as how language proficiency affects deception detection, whether face-veiling affects credibility assessments, and ways to improve the detection of adults’ and children’s lies. Our research team consists of Dr. Amy Leach and a talented group of graduate and undergraduate students. On our website, you can meet the team, learn about our current projects, download our publications, and find out how to become involved in our research. Please contact us if you would like to know more.