I am a Senior Teaching Fellow in Psychology and Offending Behaviour at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies (ICJS). I teach across a variety of criminology and psychology modules, and run my own Forensic Psychology and Mental Health module. My specialist expertise means that I can teach students about mental health and offending behaviour, and how this impacts the criminal justice system.
I graduated from Bangor University in 2014 with BSc (hons) Psychology. In 2015, I graduated from the University of Portsmouth with MSc Forensic Psychology. My PhD investigates information elicitation and deception detection within forensic interviews. I have published several papers as a result of the PhD. Other research interests include offending behaviour, public perceptions, and impacts of mental health on offending.
I have extensive experience working with offenders who have complex mental health conditions and/or personality disorders. I have worked with Sex Offenders using parts of the Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP), within adult secure units, and have also worked in the UK’s Highest Secure Unit for adolescents. I have experience in Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT), and Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT), as well as other ward based interventions.
I am a member of Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC), as well as the British Psychological Society (BPS), and the Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP). I am also a member of the Italian Multidisciplinary Institute for Security Management and Antisociality Prevention (MISAP).