Professor Gabrielle Salfati 

Founding Member (The United States of America)

Professor Salfati is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. She is part of the first group of people who emerged within the field of investigative psychology, and was instrumental in the development of empirical analysis of violent crime behaviour as an international research field. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology (Nottingham), an MSc in Investigative Psychology (Surrey), and a PhD in Psychology (Liverpool). She is a Fellow of the International Association for Investigative Psychology, a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and the Vice-President of the Homicide Research Working Group. Her expertise is wide ranging and includes crime scene analysis, linking serial crimes, homicide and sexual violent crimes, and delivers training to law enforcement and crime analysts and other criminal justice professionals on matters of crime scene analysis and investigations. Professor Salfati regularly collaborates with major research centres and law enforcement agencies and has compiled some of the largest serial homicide datasets to date based on actual crime files.

Professor Salfati has an excellent working relationship with a number of policing organisations and will be well placed to promote C-LINK activities. She will lead on the matters relating to data collection methods and quality assurance, as well as analysing data multi-dimensional scaling analysis aspect of the C-LINK research. She will participate in the workshops and can advise other members of the network where required.