Forensic and Clinical Research Group

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A Passion For Research

Based in the School of Psychology, the Forensic and Clinical Psychology Research Group (FCRG) is concerned with aspects of psychological functioning related to clinical and forensic problems. Every individual experiences a complex array of events, environments, and circumstances within their lifetime that influence their psychological development and behaviour. Our research focus is on the development and application of psychological theories and technologies that seek to explain, measure, and influence these processes.

Why Our Research Is Different

The vast majority of the problems we face are rooted in psychological and behavioural components. Population issues such as increasing obesity rates, loneliness in older age, through to clinical and forensic issues such as depression, pain, disordered gambling, and forensic behaviours are all underpinned by complex psychological processes.

A more comprehensive understanding of these processes is therefore of paramount importance if we want to help people live richer and healthier lives. As applied psychologists, we are particularly interested in understanding and influencing psychological events and behaviour. We partner with and support many social institutions such as care and treatment services, prisons, charities, and social policy bodies in an attempt to actively address pressing issues within society. The emphasis of our group is to directly apply knowledge and understanding from our own research and existing literature, in order to facilitate practical intervention.

 

Academic Staff

 
Dr Ross Bartels

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology & FCRG Lead

Professor Todd Hogue 

Professor in Forensic Psychology

Dr Amanda Roberts 

Reader in Forensic and Clinical Psychology

Dr Hannah Merdian

Principal Lecturer in Forensic and Clinical Psychology

Dr Aidan Hart 

Senior Lecturer in Clinincal and Forensic Psychology

Dr Georgina Gous

Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Dr Kyla Pennington

 Senior Lecturer in Biological and Clinincal Psychology

Michelle Smith

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Rachael Dagnall

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Dr Tochukwu Onwuegbusi

Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Lauren Smith

Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Dr Mark Gresswell

Programme Director – DClinPsy

Dr Dave Dawson

Research Clinical Psychologist – DClinPsy

Dr Nima Golijani–Moghaddam

Research Clinical Psychologist – DClinPsy

Dr Jenna Brough

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Dr Kamila Irvine

Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Phil Willmot

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

   

Research PGs 

 

Charlotte Wesson

PhD Researcher and Teaching Assistant
Greg Westerman-Hughes PhD Researcher and Teaching Assistant
Melanie St John-Howe PhD Researcher and Teaching Assistant
Elizabeth Deehan PhD Researcher
Alexandra Frost PhD Researcher
Matthew King-Parker PhD Researcher and PGR Rep.