The Forensic and Clinical Science Group

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The Forensic and Clinical Science Group is a hub for research, specialist teaching, and consultancy in forensic and clinical psychology. We advance psychological knowledge in legal and wellbeing contexts and address real-world issues by developing and testing evidence-based solutions.

We seek to advance psychological theory and knowledge in legal and wellbeing contexts, and to address real-world issues by developing and testing evidence-based interventions and solutions. Psychologists in the Centre work closely with local and international external agencies such as police forces, prisons, and NHS Trusts.

Visit individual staff web pages to learn more about specific research interests, recent papers, grants and awards.

Learn how the Forensic Psychology research group uses immersive theatre to improve experimental results.

Research Highlights

  • A week without lying. The honesty experiment - Watch the documentary featuring Dr Gordon Wright examining what our world would look like if we couldn't lie.
  • Superhuman facial recognition skills - Read Dr Ashok Jansari's answers to the top five questions featured in his 'Ask Me Anything' on Reddit.
  • The fallibility of memory - Read Professor Fiona Gabbert's short essay.
  • How can Psychology improve policing? - PhD student Becky Wheeler's essay was shortlisted for the ESRC's competition ‘The World in 2065’ competition.

Visit individual staff web pages to learn more about specific research interests, recent papers, grants and awards.

Find out about our 2018/19 Seminar Series featuring speakers on forensic topics - open to the public and free to attend.

Find out more

Send us an email if you'd like to talk to us about our research, discuss potential collaborations, or to join our mailing list to hear about upcoming events - FPU (@gold.ac.uk).

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