My PhD was awarded from the University of Sheffield. In it, I explored children's and adults' understanding of key procedures of police interviews and attempted to improve their understanding to increase the quantity and quality of information they would provide in police interviews. Young children, who lack even the most basic understanding of police interviews, can be educated about police interviews, but struggle to apply their knowledge to novel situations.
I am also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and very interested in using technology to improve the learning experience for students.
After working as a teaching fellow along my PhD, I worked as an Associate University Teacher at the University of Sheffield before joining Manchester Metropolitan University as a Lecturer.
English and German
I am currently teaching on the MSc course "Psychology and Law".
My main interests lie in forensic psychology and learning and teaching.
In the past, I have explored factors that can affect the testimony of both children and adults in positive and negative ways. Examples for factors that I have looked at in the past include language used, ground rules, children’s inferences as well as question techniques (e.g. suggestive, repeated, closed and open questions).
In addition, I am very interested in improving the learning experience for students, for example through the use of technology.
"Postgraduate Teacher of the Year" Award (University of Sheffield, 2014)
Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)