Joanna is a psychologist in the innovative RöCognition project. Her research work focuses on the problem of lying, lie detection and witness memory. She supports participants of court proceedings through suggesting cognitive and stress-reduction techniques. She has also cooperated with Rö’s team of lawyers in selecting arguments in case documents, identifying the lines of arguments used by the opposing side. Moreover, using her scientific knowledge of conflict resolution methods and analysing the perspective of the other side, Joanna helped the parties involved in a dispute enter mediation and reach an amicable solution worth several million of PLN.
Joanna teaches the methods of lie detection to lawyers. She has written many scientific texts published in Polish and international journals and is a speaker at international scientific conferences. She promotes science through, among others, popular scientific articles for the Polityka weekly and the Gazeta Wyborcza daily. Joanna also has many years of experience working in business. She is an associate professor at the Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Humanities of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. She worked as a visiting scholar at the Department of Psychology of the University of Wisconsin and supervised a research project on memory distortions and biases of witnesses financed by the National Science Center. Joanna cooperates with scientists from the US and Great Britain. She completed her master’s degree studies at the Faculty of Psychology at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw. In 2009, she received a doctoral degree in psychology at the same university.