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Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology, Edinburgh Napier University

Faye is a lecturer in Cognitive Psychology at Edinburgh Napier University. She leads the popular MSc Applied Criminology and Forensic Psychology programme and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

An experienced public engagement performer, Faye has written and performed shows on false confessions, eyewitness testimony, miscarriages of justice, and lie detection for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh International, Northern Ireland, and Cheltenham Science Festivals as well as to several other groups across the UK. In 2019 she also featured in the BBC’s popular Witch Hunt podcast.

Over the last decade she has worked on improving the recognition of facial composites (‘E-FITs’) of suspects using different software systems. Most recently she has been researching the impact of COVID-19 on the justice voluntary sector and is currently leading a British Academy/Leverhulme funded project exploring experiences of miscarriages of justice.


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    Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology, Edinburgh Napier University