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Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Aberystwyth University

Gareth joined Psychology in 2014 after eight years lecturing in the Law Department at Aberystwyth. He was previously a lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Liverpool Hope University. He worked in accounting for The Virgin Group after leaving school, but went back into higher education to study Psychology and Criminology at the University of Lincoln. He completed the MSc in Investigative Psychology at Liverpool University and then a PhD at Bond University in Australia. Gareth is a Senior Fellow of the HE Academy and on the editorial board of the journal Personality and Individual Differences. Alongside teaching Forensic Psychology he delivers Quantitative Methods in the Graduate School.

Main research areas include:

- Risk assessment in Youth Justice
- Serious and Organised Crime Interventions/Evaluations
- Fraud and Internet Scams
- Technology in Investigations and the Courtroom

Latest Article: Norris, G., & Brookes, A. (2020). Personality, emotion, and individual differences in response to online fraud. Personality and Individual Differences, Special Issue 169,


  • –present
    Lecturer, Aberystwyth University