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I have joined Kingston in September 2022. Previously, I worked as a senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of Brighton, a visiting lecturer at the University of Sunderland and Bedfordshire and research tester at Oxford University. I have also worked as a Fraud investigator specialist for Amazon. Currently I am working as a lecturer in Forensic Psychology, teaching/supervising both undergraduate and postgraduate students (Forensic Psychology). I am the module leader for PS5010 Forensic Mental Health and Criminal Behaviour.
Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
My research interests cover various topics within psychology. During my PhD, I studied the gestural misinformation effect in investigative child interviews, or simply speaking, the influence of misleading gestures by an interviewer in forensic child interviews. I have conducted the gestural misinformation effect in experiments with children in both England and Switzerland. My research is important, as gestures are (as of yet) not mentioned in child interviewing guidelines, such as the Achieving Best Evidence and the NICHD protocol and they seem to have a negative effect on children's memory and eyewitness testimonies.
I have further conducted research on the influence of gender congruence of offenders on the accuracy of eyewitness testimonies for a non-violent crime. An offender's gender typicality can influence the accuracy of eyewitness testimonies and further affect eyewitnesses' perceived severity of a crime.
My additional research interests are:
Meyer, K.R., Blades, M. & Krähenbühl, S. The Gestural Misinformation Effect in Child Interviews in Switzerland. J Nonverbal Behav 47, 99–114 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10919-022-00419-0
£2967.56 CResCID grant, Kingston University - project title: ‘Eyewitness Testimony for a Violent Crime Committed by Male and Female Offenders with Consistent or Inconsistent Gender-Role Characteristics'.
Through my involvement in international conferences, my growing research output, and my work history as a Fraud investigator for Amazon and Head of Customer support and team member of Prolific Academic, I have gained extensive knowledge in both academia and business, which I extend, transform and apply on a daily basis, in both my teaching and research.
I extend, transform and apply my extensive knowledge of forensic psychology to a wider audience; I have curated a forensic psychology media playlist for Learning on Screen- The British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council (https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/bob-curated-playlists/forensic-psychology/).
I maintain strong partnerships and networking opportunities as a member of the following group:
The Deception Diaries (a space dedicated to deception detection, investigative interviews, information gathering and more).The Deception Diaries (a space dedicated to the world of deception detection, investigative interviews, information gathering and more).
I am currently the module leader for PS5010 Forensic Mental Health and Criminal Behaviour