Serra’s research interests are mainly information elicitation and deception detection in police interviews. She has a number of publications on investigative interviewing and suggestibility. The overall aim of her research is to develop and improve strategic ways of interviewing suspects as well as interviewing to detect true and false intentions. Evidence disclosure and the role of culture are central to her research. Serra is a chartered psychologist.
Grants and Awards
Serra has recently received grant funding from the Biäsch Foundation to conduct research on interviewing to detect true and false intentions.
Public Engagement and Knowledge Exchange
Serra’s work has attracted the attention of the media, specifically in the UK and Sweden. Here is a list of interviews and articles about her research on information elicitation from suspects.
- Interview, Police Professional, Executive Feature: ‘Getting Confrontational’ (2016, Issue 521), UK
- News article, Psykologtidningen: ‘A new interview technique to obtain more information’ (2016), Sweden
- Interview, SvenskPolis (Swedish Police Magazine): ‘The right strategy yields more answers in interviews’ (2017, Issue 2), Sweden
- Investigative interviewing
- Evidence disclosure
- Deception detection
- True and false intentions
- Role of culture in suspect interviews