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Vincent Denault holds a Ph.D. in Communication (Université de Montréal, 2020) and a Master of Laws (Université du Québec à Montréal, 2015). His research focuses primarily on issues related to witness testimony, credibility assessment, deception detection, and nonverbal communication in courtrooms. Vincent Denault is the co-founder and co-director of the Center for Studies in Nonverbal Communication Sciences of the Research Center of the Montreal Mental Health University Institute. He is the inaugural recipient of the Emerging Scholar Award (2016) of the Nonverbal Division of the National Communication Association. Vincent Denault is also a lawyer and a coroner investigating deaths that occurred as a result of negligence or in obscure or violent circumstances.


Latest Article: Denault, V., & Patterson, M. L. (2020). Justice and nonverbal communication in a post-pandemic world: An evidence-based commentary and cautionary statement for lawyers and judges. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10919-020-00339-x Link


Latest Chapter: Denault, V., & Dunbar, N. (2019). Credibility assessment and deception detection in courtrooms: Hazards and challenges for scholars and legal practitioners. In T. Docan-Morgan (Ed.), The Palgrave handbook of deceptive communication (pp. 915-936). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. Link


Latest Book: Denault, V. (Ed.) (2020). La science au service de la pratique: Enquêtes, procès et justice [Science in the service of practice: Investigations, trials and justice]. Cowansville, Canada: Éditions Yvon Blais. Link