Research in the Centre 

Group within a crowdThe School of Psychology has an excellent track record in research and the Centre’s philosophy to ensure psychology is applied in forensic settings in an evidence-based manner means that research is an important part of our work at the University of Birmingham.

Our expertise in conducting applied psychological research is reflected in our membership of external committees including the Research Board of the National Association for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA), the Association for the Treatment of Abusers’ (ATSA) Research Committee, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency’s (CEOP) Research Panel, and HMP Grendon Underwood Research Committee.

Our areas of research expertise represent the breadth of forensic psychology as a discipline and the topics on which we have published research include:

  • Child Maltreatment and Family Violence
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Group-Perpetrated Violence
  • Sexual Offending
  • Assessment and Treatment of Offenders
  • Policing and Crime Analysis
  • Jury Decision-Making
  • Eyewitness Testimony
  • Supporting Vulnerable Witnesses
  • Public Perceptions of Crime
  • Crime Scene Behaviour (Offenders and Victims)
  • Crime Desistence

To find out more about our individual areas of research, please see the people pages. Alternatively, you can see a list of our publications.