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Jacqueline Davis

Jacqueline Davis

PhD Candidate


Jac studies child development, in the context of human behavioural ecology and cross-cultural psychology. She is particularly interested in the relative influence of prenatal hormone exposure and postnatal socialisation on sex-typed behaviour in humans. Jac is also interested in impact evaluation for criminal justice and conservation interventions, and in meta-analysis methods. Jac completed her MPhil in Social and Developmental Psychology in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Melissa Hines, and is continuing to work under Prof. Hines' supervision for her PhD in 2014-2017. Jac is supported by a Gates Cambridge scholarship and an honorary Cambridge Australia scholarship.


  • Child Development

Key Publications

Davis, J., Mengersen, K., Bennett, S., & Mazerolle, L. (2014). Viewing systematic reviews and meta-analysis in social research through different lenses. SpringerPlus, 3(1), 1-9.

Starrs, D., Davis, J., Schlaefer, J., Ebner, B., Eggins, S., & Fulton, C. (2014). Maternally-transmitted isotopes and their effects on larval fish: a validation of dual isotopic marks within a meta-analysis context. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 71(3): 387-397.

Bennett, S., Davis, J., & Mazerolle, L. (2014). Police-led interventions to enhance police legitimacy. In Brunisma, G. & Weisburd, D. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Springer, p. 3753-3765.

Davis, J., Mengersen, K., Abram, N. K., Ancrenaz, M., Wells, J. A., & Meijaard, E. (2013). It’s not just conflict that motivates killing of orangutans. PLoS ONE 8(10): e75373.

Mazerolle, L., Bennett, S., Davis, J., Sargeant, E., & Manning, M. (2013). Procedural justice and police legitimacy: A systematic review of the research evidence. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 9, 245-274.

Mazerolle, L., Bennett, S., Davis, J., Sargeant, E., & Manning, M. (2013). Legitimacy and Policing: A systematic review. The Campbell Collaboration Library of Systematic Reviews, 9.

Higginson, A., Mazerolle, L., Davis, J., Bedford, L., & Mengersen, K. (2013) Protocol for a systematic review: community-oriented policing's impact on interpersonal violent crime in developing countries. The Campbell Collaboration Library of Systematic Reviews.

Thompson, J., Davis, J., & Mazerolle, L. (2013). A systematic method for search term selection in systematic reviews. Research Synthesis Methods (Early Online View: published online 23 August 2013).

Sargeant, E., Murphy, K., Davis, J., & Mazerolle, L. (2012). Chapter 2: Legitimacy and Policing. In Prenzler, T. (Ed.) Policing and Security in Practice: Challenges and Achievements. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Davis, Jacqueline (2012). The development of practice in 4- and 5-year-old children. Honours Thesis, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland.