Menu Close
PhD Candidate in in Forensic Psychology, Bournemouth University

Fay Sweeting is a PhD student in Forensic Psychology at Bournemouth University. Her thesis is concerned with sexual misconduct in Police Officers.

Fay graduated from Bath Spa University in 2002 with a BSc (hons) in Environmental Biology. In 2004, she joined her local police force and has worked as both a detective and uniformed response officer in a variety of different roles.

In 2017, she completed an MSc in Investigative Forensic Psychology at Bournemouth University, funded and supported by The College of Policing. Her final project examined why rape cases fail during the police investigation and she is continuing this research into 2019.

Fay is also undertaking research into the rare and little known condition of Behcet's disease with particular focus on how the condition impacts on the intimate partner relationships of sufferers. She has been living with Behcet's since 2002.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Bournemouth University
  • 2004–present
    Police Officer, Dorset Police


  • 2018 
    Bournemouth University, MSc Investigative Forensic Psychology
  • 2002 
    Bath Spa University , Environmental Biology