Our main research themes include:
- Forensic interviewing (including victims, witnesses and suspects of adults and children);
- Forensic psychiatry;
- Assessment and treatment of offenders;
- Fire-setting and arson;
- Eyewitness testimony;
- Mental Health;
- Psychology of religion and extremism.
A major strength of the NFPG will be the sharing of teaching and research expertise and equipment/laboratories with forensic partners, which brings much added value to the group. Our membership have a broad range of expertise in psychological, policing and psychiatric matters relating to legal processes. These include psychological expertise in forensic interviewing, assessment/treatment of offenders, policing, eyewitness testimony and vulnerability in forensic contexts.
Key collaborators will include:
The International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (which the lead applicant is Chair), the Norwegian Police University College, Northumbria Police, local forensic units (eg HM Prisons and NHS Trusts), local courts and victim support.
We will host a regular seminar series for under- and post-graduate students interested in the field, plus post-doctoral researchers working in the field. By doing so, we will provide students with invaluable experience in presenting their research to a mixed audience of academics, practitioners and under/post-graduate students.
We will offer:
- A bi-annual conference for a wider academic, practitioner and general public audience;
- Regular workshops for members of the group on relevant topics;
- Regular meetings for all members.
Professor David Burn
Pro-Vice Chancellor (Medical Sciences)
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 7003
Professor Gwyneth Doherty-Sneddon
Head of School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5788
Dr Eilish Gilvarry
Hon Professor of Addiction Psychiatry
Dr Gavin Oxburgh
Reader in Applied Forensic Psychology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6557
Dr Patrick Rosenkranz
Senior Lecturer and Degree Programme Director (BSc Psychology)
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7523
Professor Graham Towl
Visiting Clinical Professor
Deputy Chief Constable Winton Keenan (Northumbria Police)
Assistant Chief of Police Trond Myklebust (Norwegian Police University College)
NHS Trust Staff
Dr Rajesh Nadkarni
Dr Simon Reid-Milligan (TEWV)
Annette McKeown (TEWV)
Claire Bainbridge (TEWV)
Ruby Bell (TEWV)