I was awarded a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree from Teesside University and I am near completion of my PhD. My PhD research is exploring investigative interviewing with mentally disordered suspects and whether current practice is best practice.
I have previously worked in various Assistant Psychologist posts with an array of vulnerable adults, including those with Learning Disabilities and Autism, and various mental health conditions. I have delivered teaching at Goldsmiths University, Greenwich University and Newcastle University before commencing my role at Manchester Metropolitan University in Autum 2017. I also work as a Registered Intermediary (accreddited by the Ministry of justice).
I teach on a few modules on the undergraduate Forensic Psychology degree, including working with offenders and clinical and forensic issues in psychology.
The majority of my teaching is on the MSc Forensic Psychology course; I deliver teaching on modules included psychology and law, investigative interviewing and eyewitness testimony and theory and practice in forensic psychology.
My research interests include:
I am currently completing my PhD and I am research active, having collaborated with various UK police forces and other international organisations. Previous consultancy work has involved developing guidance and training for members of the judiciary and the Advocates Gateway.
L. Oxburgh, F. Gabbert, R. Milne, J. Cherryman (2016). Police officers' perceptions and experiences with mentally disordered suspects. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. 49, pp.138-146.
LD. Farrugia, R. Milne (2015). Suspect interviewing and mental health in the UK: An overview. Investigative Interviewing: Research and Practice. 4(2), pp.24-32.
Public Engagement Grant: 'Participation in the Police Investigative Process' (2015), Oxburgh, L., Wheeler, R., McGregor, A., & Gabbert, F., Goldsmiths University, (£1,000 awarded)
Patent Support Fund: 'Development of the Forensic Interview Trace' (2015). Oxburgh, G., Oxburgh, L., & Gabbert, F., Newcastle University (£6,500 awarded)
'Communication and Vulnerable Adults' training delivered to the Mental Health Tribunal and Judiciary, Judicial College (2016 to present)
'The Role of the Registered Intermediary' training delivered to South Wales Police (2016)
'Psychological Vulnerablity and Communication in the Interview Process' training delivered to the Office of the Prosecutor (Investigation Division), The International Criminal Court, The Hague (2015 - 2017)
'General Principles when Quesitoning Witnesses and Defendants with Mental Disorder': part of a small working group, The Advocates Gateway (2014)
I am a member of the following professional organisations:
Intermediaries for Justice (IfJ)
International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS)
International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG)
British Psychological Society (BPS)