I was awarded a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree and MSc Forensic Psychology before embarking on a funded PhD position at Sheffield Hallam University. My PhD investigated the provision and evaluation of alibi witness testimony with a focus upon alibi witness deception.
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, PGCE LTHE, FHEA, CPsychol, AFBPsS
Following roles at Sheffield Hallam University, The University of Derby, The Open University, and Teesside University, I joined Manchester Metropolitan University in 2013.
I teach on the undergraduate and postgraduate psychology programmes.
I am currently supervising 3 PhD students.
Hannah's research interests lie within forensic psychology. Specifically she is interested in:
Hannah is active in research and works with partners at external academic organisations. Hannah has completed consultancy work for the charity InsideJustice examining potential false convictions in the UK criminal Justice System. Previous consultancy work involved working with the British Transport Police in the development of stop-and-search and counter-terrorism police training courses.
H. Fawcett, K. Winstanley (2018). Children as alibi witnesses: the effect of age and confidence on mock-juror decision making. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. 25(6), pp.957-971.
HE. Fawcett, A. Basford, J. Oldfield (2017). Exploring first year psychology students’ experiences of their transition from pre-tertiary to university education. Education and Health. 35(4), pp.84-89.
H. Fawcett, L. Shrestha (2016). Blogging about sexual assault: a thematic analysis. The Journal of Forensic Practice. 18(1), pp.39-51.
H. Fawcett, J. Oldfield (2016). Investigating expectations and experiences of audio and written assignment feedback in first-year undergraduate students. Teaching in Higher Education. 21(1), pp.79-93.
H. Fawcett, K. Clark (2015). Linkage Analysis as Evidence in Court: A Thematic Analysis of Mock Juror Deliberations. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling. 12(3), pp.247-266.
HE. Fawcett (2015). The Effect of Evidence Timing and Witness Motivation upon Juror Evaluations of Alibi Witnesses and Defendants. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. 23(4), pp.575-587.
HE. Fawcett, I. Garner, Z. Walkington (2009). On False alibis. Forensic Update. 97, pp.31-34.
HE. Fawcett (2014). False Testimony of Witnesses. TR. Levine. In: Encyclopedia of Deception. SAGE Publications,
HE. Fawcett (2014). Lie Bias. In: Encyclopedia of Deception. SAGE Publications,
‘Psychological theory and research pertinent to R v Lockin 2010’ Author of this invited consultancy report written for the UK charity ‘InsideJustice’ (July 2012).
'A Psychological Explanation of Terrorism' - Invited report submitted to the British Transport Police for use in the Behaviour Assessment Screening System (BASS) programme for BTP officers (August 2007).
'Evaluation of the Behaviour Assessment Screening System' - Co-author on this invited report submitted to the British Transport Police (BTP) (July 2007).
I am a member of several professional organisations: