Kelly Sutherland

Dr. Kelly Sutherland joined the Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences in 2024. She is an applied cognitive psychologist focused on the intersection of justice and law. Kelly’s past research has identified factors that lead defendants to enter false guilty pleas, identified bias toward individuals who plead guilty, and determined ways to mitigate this bias with legal education. She is beyond excited to apply her background in experimental research, statistical analysis, and legal psychology to improve forensic science evidence’s admissibility in courts and prevent future miscarriages of justice.