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Jacqueline Wheatcroft

Registered Forensic Psychologist, Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool

Jacqueline Wheatcroft graduated in Psychology from the University of Liverpool in 1998 and obtained her PhD from the same university in 2002. She currently holds a post in Investigative and Forensic Psychology teaching and conducting research in areas of forensic psychology. She is also co-Chair of the British Psychological Society Division of Forensic Psychology Training Committee. Jacqueline has a number of research interests in forensic domains which surround witnesses. These comprise of questioning styles in courtroom examination, forensic interviews of witnesses by investigators and teams, police interviews, memory enhancement strategies, evaluating the efficacy of police procedures, confidence-accuracy relationships across types of witnesses, juror perceptions and decision making, and expert practice when working with survivors of violence. She advises and trains government, police and legal professionals on a variety of forensic issues.

A paper which considers the definition of leading in law and its appropriateness in cross-examination has been published in Criminal Law Review (2015). It can be obtained by contacting Jacqueline.


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    Forensic Psychologist, Institue of Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool