Dr Artur Brzozowski Ph.D.

Dr Artur Brzozowski

School of Psychology
Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Artur Brzozowski is a Senior Teaching Fellow who specialises in Forensic Psychology. He has been employed and performed research in a secure mental health institution and HM Prison Services. His research based teaching is supplemented by anecdotes about personal experience of working with mental health offenders diagnosed with neuropsychological conditions.


  • Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology, University of Birmingham, 2017
  • M.Sc. in Cross-cultural Psychology, University of Gdansk, 2010


Artur completed his masters at the University of Gdansk, Poland. His master’s thesis explores the differences in aggressive behaviour amongst practitioners of various types of martial arts. Shortly after graduation in 2010, Artur moved to the U.K. and was employed by St Andrews Healthcare, a mental health charity for approximately four years. In 2014, Artur joined a PhD programme at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Dr Ian Mitchel and Dr Louise Dixon. His thesis explores Psychological and Physiological Correlated of Emotion Regulation. After completing his PhD in 2017, Artur was employed by the University of Birmingham and has led and taught on various undergraduate modules, including Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Research Methods, Adult Neuropsychological Syndromes, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Since 2020, Artur is involved in teaching and supervision of doctoral trainees at the University.


Dr Artur Brzozowski leads and teaches a second year module on Introduction to Forensic Psychology. He is also involved in teaching Research Methods to second year students, Neurodevelopmental Disorders to first year students, and elements of Psychobiology to foundation students.

Postgraduate supervision

Artur is currently involved in the supervision of four doctoral trainees:

  • Antonia Morris
  • Emma Sweeney
  • Marina Gallacher
  • Rachel Marcarian


Mechanisms of aggressive behaviour

The emergence of aggressive behaviour can be linked with various psychological (e.g., difficulties in regulation of emotions, executive functions) and physiological mechanisms (e.g., heart rate variability, function of the brain). Artur’s research aims to triangulate the various mechanisms to gain a better understanding of aggressive behaviour.

Trainee projects

The current doctoral projects supervised by Artur explore the concomitants of self-harm in hospitalised women, experiences of identifying and working with Child Criminal Exploitation, and difficulties in emotion regulation in army veterans.

Other activities

Artur has a keen interest in raising the awareness of mental health issues in South East Asia. He is currently preparing a project which aims to develop a short video portraying the current state of knowledge and the potential avenues of development of knowledge in the area.


Brzozowski, A., Gillespie, S. M., Dixon, L., and Mitchell, I. J. (2018). Cardiac Autonomic Function and Psychological Characteristics of Heterosexual Female Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Physical Aggression. Journal of interpersonal violence, 0886260518775748.

Brzozowski, A., Gillespie, S. M., Dixon, L., and Mitchell, I. J. (2018). Mindfulness dampens cardiac responses to motion scenes of violence. Mindfulness, 9(2), 575-584.

Gillespie, S. M., Brzozowski, A., and Mitchell, I. J. (2018). Self-regulation and aggressive antisocial behaviour: Insights from amygdala-prefrontal and heart-brain interactions. Psychology, Crime and Law, 24(3), 243-257

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