I am interested in communicative aspects of investigations, and what this can reveal about the psychological mechanisms that underpin the behaviour of investigators, suspects and witnesses.
I am also interested in research synthesis, meta-analysis and improving scientific practice (E.g. by promoting the principles of open science).
I am interested in a number of different influences on applied decision making, especially within security and legal contexts. I enjoy taking multi-disciplinary approaches. I am also interested in methods of research synthesis and meta-analysis, and open science. Current and past projects have explored the following topic areas:
Suspect influencing behaviours within investigative interviews.
Insider threat detection via use of language.
Non-verbal signals and non-conscious processing in trust judgments.
Unlawful online file sharing and risk assessment.
Adherence to medicines in chronic illness.
The effects of pre-natal androgen exposure on sexual dimorphism and aggression.
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I am coordinator for the PCRS Master track.
I also coordinate the MSc course Psychology and Crime, and teach an introduction to R within the Advanced Research Methods course. The materials for this R course are available to everyone via the Open Science Framework here: https://osf.io/3bmgz/
I also use DataCamp to help teach part of this R course: https://www.datacamp.com/.
I jointly coordinate the Pre-Master Research Practical course and give lectures in the Psychology of Safety module at BSc level.
I also supervise project students during Module 7 (Research Methods), and supervise a number of BSc and MSc students each year.
I am a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.