Associate Professor Blake McKimmie

Associate Professor

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
b.mckimmie@psy.uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69519

Overview

Blake joined the School of Psychology at UQ in 2007 having previously been a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology. He won a Faculty Teaching Excellence Award in 2010. He currently teaches a large introductory psychology course and a second year elective about psychology and law. His research focuses on jury decision-making including the influence of gender-based stereotypes and the influence of different modes of evidence presentation. He is also interested in group membership and attitude-behaviour relations and how group membership influences thinking about the self.

Research Impacts

Associate Professor McKimmie is a social psychologist in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland and the Queensland Branch President for the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. He does research on jury decision making and has published over forty papers in the area of social cognition and group processes. He also recently published a book on expert testimony, and has made submissions to law reform commissions and provided training to police officers. He regularly gives presentations to researchers and practitioners, and co-teaches CRIME101x—a free online course about the psychology of criminal justice—to over 40,000 students. His research is supported by the Australian Research Council.

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • McKimmie, B. M. and Masser, B. M. (2010). The effect of gender in the courtroom. In Joanna R. Adler and Jacqueline M. Gray (Ed.), Forensic psychology: Concepts, debates and practice 2nd ed. (pp. 95-122) Abingdon, U.K.: Willan. doi:10.4324/9780203833308

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Jimmieson, N. L., McKimmie, B. M., Hannam, R. L. and Gallagher, J. (2006). An investigation of the stress-buffering effect of social support in the stress-strain relationship as a function of team identification. In: Eleni Vassilaki, Pagona Roussi and Sofia Triliva, 27th International Conference Stress and Anxiety, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece, (187-187). 13-15 July, 2006.

  • McKimmie, B., Terry, D., Schuller, R. and Masters, J. (2006). Jury deliberation and the influence of stereotypes. In: Mavor, Kenneth I., Australian Journal of Psychology. The 35th Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP), Canberra, (40-40). 20-23 April, 2006. doi:10.1080/00049530600940015

  • Strub, T., McKimmie, B., Schuller, R. and Terry, D. (2006). Sugar and Spice and all things nice: The role of gender stereotypes in jurors' perceptions of criminal defendants. In: Mavor, Kenneth I., Australian Journal of Psychology. The 35th Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP), Canberra, (50-50). 20-23 April, 2006. doi:10.1080/00049530600940015

  • Laing, J. and McKimmie, B. M. (2005). Factors influencing organisational silence. In: Australian Journal of Psychology: The Abstracts of the 6th Australian Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference. 6th Australian Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, (134-135). 30 June - 3 July 2005.

  • McKimmie, B. and Masters, J. (2005). Stereotypes or case information: What do jurors pay attention to?. In: B. Slugoskie and K. Doonan, Australian Journal of Psychology. The 34th Annual Conference of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists, James Cook University, Townsville QLD, (95-95). 7-10 April, 2005.

  • McKimmie, B. and Campbell, E. (2004). The effect of defendant gender on juror decision-making. In: Australian Journal of Psychology: The Abstracts of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, Auckland, NZ, (79-80). 15-18 April 2004.

  • Terry, D., McKimmie, B. and Hogg, M. (2004). The link between prejudiced attitudes and discriminatory behaviour: The role of ingroup norms. In: Australian Journal of Psychology: The Abstracts of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, Auckland, NZ, (94-94). 15-18 April 2004.

  • McKimmie, B. M., Terry, D. J., Schuller, R. A. and Newton, C. J. (2003). Juror's responses to expert witness testimony: The effects of gender stereotypes. In: W. Noble, Australian Journal of Psychology: The Abstracts of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists. 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists, Sydney, Australia, (53-53). 24-27 April 2003.

  • Terry, D. J., Giessner, S., McKimmie, B. and Doherty, N. (2003). Responses to a merger: The effects of premerger group status and integration pattern. In: W. Noble, Australian Journal of Psychology: Combined Abstracts of 2003 Psychology Conferences. 30th Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia, (64-64). 25-27 April, 2003.

  • McKimmie, B. M., Terry, D. J. and O'Brien, A. T. (2002). A longitudinal study of intergroup relations in the context of an organisational merger. In: C Lee, Australian Journal of Psychology. 8th Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, Adelaide, (131-131). 25-28 April 2002.

  • McKimmie, B. M., Terry, D. J., Schuller, R. A. and Newton, C. J. (2002). Jurors' responses to expert witness testimony: The effects of gender stereotypes. In: Australian Journal of Psychology: Abstracts of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists. 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, Sydney, Australia, (s44-s44). 24th - 27th April , 2003.

  • McKimmie, B. M., Terry, D. J. and Hogg, M. A. (2002). The role of group processes in dissonance reduction. In: C Lee, Australian Journal of Psychology. 8th Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, Adelaide, (125-125). 25-28 April 2002.

  • McKimmie, B. M., Terry, D. J., Schuller, R. A. and Newton, C. J. (2001). Evidence for a gender-matching schema in jury decision-making. In: Australian Journal of Psychology: Abstracts of SASP 2001 - Seventh Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Seventh Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, Melbourne, Vic, (121-121). July 12-15, 2001.

  • McKimmie, B., Terry, D. J. and Hogg, M. A. (2000). A social approach to dissonance arousal and reduction. In: N. Donaghue, M. Innes and I. Walker, Australian Journal of Psychology. 5th Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, Fremantle, (12). 27 - 30 April 2000.

  • Mckimmie, B., Hogg, M. A. and Terry, D. J. (1999). A social approach to dissonance arousal and reduction. In: Cameron, J. and Jetten, J., 4th Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists: Australian Journal of Psychology. Society of Australian Social Psychologists, Hyatt Regency, Coolum, (13-14). 8-11 April, 1999.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision