Dr Evelyn Svingen received her BA (cum laude) in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University College Maastricht in the Netherlands, where she combined her interests in neuroscience and political philosophy. She then received her MPhil (distinction) in Criminological Research and PhD in Criminology from the University of Cambridge, where she developed and tested the Retribution and Reciprocity Model of crime, informed by neurophysiology, evolutionary psychology, and game theory.
Evelyn taught on the Working Together project in HMP Grendon as well as many undergraduate and master level classes, before becoming a lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Pembroke College (Cambridge) summer programme.
After her PhD, she began working at Cambridge University Press & Assessment within the Research division, where she conducted her research into educational assessment, digital divide, and the issues of equality and diversity.
She also designed and led her summer course in Forensic Psychology at Pembroke College, Cambridge.