Porgramme Leader for the MSc Forensic Psychology (BPS Accredited)
HCPC Registered Psychologist (Forensic)
I gained Chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and full membership of the Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP) in 2004. I am also an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS), awarded in recognition of several years' experience and contribution to the field of psychology.
I am a practitioner psychologist (Forensic), registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I have worked within the criminal justice field for over fifteen years and have a wealth of experience working with offenders.
I have hands-on experience of delivering, supervising and managing offending behaviour programmes, within custodial and community settings.
I am experienced in the use of a number of assessment tools used within the field, particularly in the assessment of risk.
I have extensive experience in writing and supervising reports, and presenting these within a range of settings.
I have worked within and managed multi-disciplinary teams and I have managed and supervised trainee forensic psychologists.
I joined the Psychology department at MMU in August 2013.
I am Programme Leader for the MSc Forensic Psychology (BPS Accredited).
I am unit leader for the MSc Forensic Dissertation unit, and I teach on the Theory and Practice in Forensic Psychology and Offender Assessment and Treatment units.
I was a member of the supervison team for one PhD completion and I am presently supervising two PhD students.
I am external examiner for the MSc Forensic Psychology programme at the University of Bedfordshire.
I am interested in the application of forensic psychology within applied settings, with a specific interest in the assessment and management of risk.
V. Lamb, E. Tarpey (2019). ‘It’s not getting them the support they need’: Exploratory research of police officers’ experiences of community mental health. The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles. 92(4), pp.277-295.
C. McKenzie, E. Tarpey (2019). Exploring forensic service users’ experience of participating in a community life skills and work-readiness programme. Journal of Forensic Practice. 22(1), pp.1-11.
E. Sustere, E. Tarpey (2019). Least restrictive practice: its role in patient independence and recovery. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology. 30(4), pp.614-629.
R. Hargate, S. Howden, E. Tarpey, T. Walker The PARALLEL Study (imPAct of expeRiencing Another’s seLf harm and suicidaL bEhaviour in hospitaL). Journal of Forensic Practice. 19(4), pp.258-268.
J. Walker, J. Ashby, N. Gredecki, E. Tarpey (2018). Gender representations of female perpetrators of intimate partner violence. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research. 10(3), pp.170-180.
E. Tarpey, H. Friend (2016). A place to call home: perspectives on offender community reintegration. The Journal of Forensic Practice. 18(4), pp.283-291.
EJ. Tarpey (2002). Thinking About Drugs. Forensic Update. pp.17-25.
I am on the Editorial Advisory Board for The Journal of Forensic Practice.
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
Full member of the Division of Forensic Psychology
HCPC Registered Psychologist