Our research group

Forensic psychology is a branch of applied psychology concerned with the interface between psychology and the law, and includes many aspects, such as legal process, the assessment, supervision and treatment of those who have offended, working with victims of crime, and addressing risk and re-offending. The Forensic Research Group has specific interest and experience in research focused on the legal process (e.g., juror decision making, witness memory, victim testimony, fitness to plead, investigative interviewing, discharge/release decisions); offending behaviour (e.g., developmental factors, personality [psychopathy and sadism, emotionally unstable personality disorder, anti-social personality disorder], interventions and their outcomes, suggestibility, case formulation and risk assessment, specific offence types [e.g., sexual offending, intimate partner violence] and systems and staff [e.g., staff development, staff supervision and organisational factors]). The members of this group have worked in prison, mental health, and probation settings, as well as with the police and the criminal and family courts.

  • Forensic Research Group
The TeamResearch Activity
Prof. Jason Davies Personality disorder, offending behaviour, staff development/supervision
Dr. Kim Drake Investigative interviewing, vulnerable populations, risk and vulnerability assessment
Prof. Nicola Gray Risk assessment, violence, psychopathy/PD, sexual offending, suicide/self-harm
Dr. Ruth Horry Eyewitness identification, juror decisions, memory for events, face recognition
Dr. Jeremy Tree Face processing, memory, language, brain damage
Dr. Claire Williams Emotion deficit disorders, alexithymia, empathy, neurobehavioural disability

External Collaborators

  • External Collaborators
  • ABMU Health Board
  • Criminology Department (Swansea University)
  • Loudoun Trust
  • National Offender Management Service
  • National Probation Service – Wales
  • Offender Personality Disorder Pathway
  • Prison Service (Wales)
  • South Wales Police