Dr Kim Drake

Dr Kim Drake

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 295928

Email address

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision


My primary research expertise: (i) Forensic Psychology: specifically, police investigative interviewing; interrogative suggestibility; compliance and false confessions, and (ii) Developmental Psychology: the effects of attachment, contextual risk factors and stress-sensitivity on the development of suggestibility, compliance and psychopathology; and (iii) quantitative research methods – statistical modelling (regression, factor analysis, structural equation modelling and longitudinal data analysis especially).

Alongside academic activities, I have acted as a consultant for police forces and miscarriage of justice organisations. Additional professional involvements include ad hoc peer reviewing and editorial board duties.

  • BSc (Hons), Psychology, University of Leicester
  • DPhil, Psychology, University of Leicester

Areas Of Expertise

  • Police investigative interviewing
  • Identifying and assessing psychological vulnerability
  • Interrogative suggestibility and false confessions
  • Developmental psychopathology (attachment; vulnerability and resilience)
  • Statistical modelling