Research Grants

Neil Brewer’s research has been funded by a number of external grants from major competitive funding agencies such as the Australian Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), the National Science Foundation (USA), and various other funding agencies. Projects supported by external funding are listed below. In addition to the external funding listed, he and his colleagues have received around $330,000 from competitive allocations within his own institution.

  • Neil Brewer & Robyn Young
    Problematic interactions between autistic adults and the justice system
    Australian Research Council Discovery Grant 2019-2022: $412,543

  • Amy Bradfield Douglass & Neil Brewer
    Can brief social interactions undermine system variable protections against false eyewitness identifications?
    National Science Foundation (USA) 2016-2018: $US127,858

  • Neil Brewer, Nathan Weber, & Gary Wells
    Who should join the suspect in a police photoarray?
    Australian Research Council Discovery Grant 2015-2019: $ 558,700

  • Matthew Palmer, Neil Brewer, & Jason McCarley
    How feedback can impair recognition judgments and undermine border security, criminal investigations, educational testing, and medical screening
    Australian Research Council Discovery Grant 2014-2016: $ 285,000

  • Neil Brewer, Nathan Weber, & D. Stephen Lindsay
    Identifying the bad guy with deadlined confidence judgments
    Australian Research Council Discovery Grant 2010-13: $ 424,000

  • Carolyn Semmler, Neil Brewer, & Amy Bradfield Douglass
    The distortion of eyewitness identification testimony
    Australian Research Council Discovery Grant 2010-12: $ 230,000

  • Amy Bradfield Douglass, Neil Brewer, & Carolyn Semmler
    The dynamic interaction between investigator and eyewitness: Effects on memory reports and interviewer behavior
    National Science Foundation (USA) 2009-2011: $US 200,000

  • Neil Brewer, Fiona Gabbert, & Lorraine Hope
    Interviewing eyewitnesses: Enhancing output quantity and diagnosing accuracy
    Australian Research Council Linkage International Social Sciences Collaboration 2009-2010: $152,000

  • Lorraine Hope, Fiona Gabbert, & Neil Brewer
    Interviewing eyewitnesses: Enhancing output quantity and diagnosing accuracy
    Economic and Social Research Council (UK) Bilateral Australia 2009-2010: £ 81,282

  • Neil Brewer, Robyn Young, Nathan Weber, Anna Ma-Wyatt, Carolyn Semmler, & Ross McKinnon
    A multi-function eye-tracker facility
    Australian Research Council Linkage Infrastructure & Equipment Grant 2008: $120,000

  • Reg Nixon & Neil Brewer
    Children’s memory for traumatic events
    Australian Research Council Discovery Grant 2007-09: $ 201,189

  • Neil Brewer, Gary Wells, & Nathan Weber
    Eyewitness identification: Metacognitive influences on choosing behaviour
    Australian Research Council Discovery Grant 2005-09: $ 371,000

  • Neil Brewer & Jenny Williams
    Determinants of tribunal outcomes for Indigenous footballers
    Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies 2006-07: $ 27,560

  • Neil Brewer
    Eyewitness identification Visiting Fellowship (Rod Lindsay)
    Directorate of Scientific Affairs of the Australian Psychological Society 2004: $ 3,000

  • Neil Brewer, Kip Williams, & Lynne ForsterLee
    The dynamics of witness confidence effects on juror judgments
    Australian Research Council Discovery Grant 2003-04: $ 138,000

  • Neil Brewer & Gary Wells
    When does confidence predict eyewitness identification accuracy?
    Australian Research Council Large Grant 2001-03: $112,700

  • Neil Brewer & Carolyn Semmler
    Improving juror comprehension with a flowchart
    Law Foundation of South Australia 2001: $ 10,000

  • Robyn Young & Neil Brewer
    The detection of autism in young, pre-verbal children
    Channel 7 Children’s Medical Research Foundation of South Australia 1999: $37,500

  • Neil Brewer
    Confidence-accuracy calibration in eyewitness identification
    Australian Research Council Small Grant 2000: $ 9,691

  • Neil Brewer
    Consistency and accuracy of eyewitness testimony
    Visiting Fellowship (Ron Fisher) Directorate of Scientific Affairs of the Australian Psychological Society 1995: $ 1,500

  • Neil Brewer, Ron Fisher, Mary Luszcz, & Nigel Bond
    The relationship between consistency and accuracy of eyewitness testimony
    Australian Research Council Large Grant 1998-2000: $ 142,000

  • Neil Brewer
    Effects of regular supervisory monitoring on performance
    Australian Research Council Small Grant 1995-96: $33,200

  • Neil Brewer
    Determinants of closeness of supervision
    Australian Research Council Small Grant 1993-94: $ 22,700

  • Neil Brewer
    Conflict management in police-citizen interactions
    Sir Maurice Byers Fellowship (NSW Police Service) 1996-98: $ 31,920

  • Neil Brewer & Jason White
    Computerized handwriting instruction for mentally retarded individuals
    Apex Foundation for Research into Mental Retardation Ltd. 1989: $4,162

  • Neil Brewer & Jason White
    Use of computer-assisted instruction in teaching functional academic skills
    Department of Community Services, Victoria 1986-87: $25,300,

  • Neil Brewer & Glen Smith
    Speed-accuracy control processes in intellectually retarded people
    Australian Research Grants Scheme 1981-83, 1984-86: $ 67,405

  • Neil Brewer
    Alcohol, secondary activity and driver performance
    Department of Transport, South Australia 1978: $16,195