Yearly Archives: 2016

Children, Justice and Communication conference – University of Portsmouth May 2017

Please click this link for further information about the Children, Justice and Communication conference being held at the University of Portsmouth on the 4th and 5th May 2017: conference-flyer-final-2016-octnov.  Hosted by the Centre for Forensic Interviewing, it will bring together researchers and academics to discuss evidence-based approaches.

9th Annual Conference 2016

Here you will find a selection of presentations presented at the iIIRG Annual Conference 2016, at the Latimer Place Venue, London.  Please note that iIIRG accepts no responsibility for the content of the presentations – the presentations were written by individuals (or groups) and reflect their own individual viewpoints and arguments and are not the express views of the iIIRG.

Conference 2016 Programme


Mark Kebbell


Andrews & Lamb


Brown, O’Connor, & Wolfman

Caso, Gabbert, & Wright

Castelfranc-Allen, Hope, Mumladze, Mikaia, Saamishvili, & Chkhaidze

Chenier, Milne, & Snook

Christopher & Gawrylowicz

Coles, La Rooy, & Memon

Frowd, Bunce, Madin, & Brown

Gabbert, Hope, La Rooy, McGregor, Milne, & Ellis

Gower & Ridley



Lahtinen, Korkman, & Laitila

Maras, Chandler, & Russell

Mergaerts, Van Daele, & Vervaeke


Nunan, Shawyer, & Milne

O’Mahony, Milne, & Smith


Reid, Gozna & Boon – Risk Assessment in Deception

Reid, Gozna & Boon – Towards a holistic model of deception

Richards & Milne

Richards, Milne, & Dando

Risan, Binder, & Milne

Scott, Tudor-Owen, Henry, & Bull

Stolzenberg, McWilliams, & Lyon


Tekin, Granhag, & Stromwall

Tkacukova & Oxburgh

Waterhouse, Ridley, Wilcock, & Bull

Wilcock, Crane, Doherty, & Henry

Launch of Forensic Interview Trace

The Forensic Interview Trace (FIT™) is a secure, cloud-based application designed to record the structure, content and characteristics of forensic interviews involving victims, witnesses and suspects of crime. FIT™ will assist users, internationally, in the assessment of the efficacy and quality of interviews which may be useful for the criminal justice process, law enforcement agencies, Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), and the private sector. A short FIT Demo video is available which highlights the usability and advantages of using FIT™.

FIT™ was launched at the iIIRG conference 2016 in London and many delegates expressed a keen interest in testing/piloting the initial version of FIT™ within their organisations. If you or your organisation would like to test/pilot FIT™, please contact: or

Expressions of interest must be received no later than the 12th August 2016.

Lectureship Opportunity!

The Psychology Department at Goldsmiths University of London is looking to appoint a lecturer (full time, permanent) who can complement existing research strengths in the Forensic Psychology Research Unit, as well as teaching on the newly launched MSc Forensic Psychology.

Here’s a link to the advert –

A bit about Goldsmiths, we’re a highly research active Department, and very friendly and supportive, which makes it a lovely place to work. We have a number of research ‘units’, one of which is the newly established Forensic Psychology Unit, of which we have a growing number of external members including Beth Loftus and Itiel Dror.

Current research projects and areas of expertise include (in part) evidence-based investigative interviewing techniques with witnesses and suspects, including reluctant witnesses and mentally disordered witnesses; suggestibility of memory; false memories; detecting deception; working with offenders; personality disorders among serious offenders; super recognisers; and more.

Local active research groups in the area include the South East Eyewitness Network (SEEN), Skeptics in the pub, the British False Memory Society (BFMS), and the brilliantly named Talking about Research in Memory and Cognition (TARMAC). We all meet on a fairly regular basis.

We have great relationships with the Police, the College of Policing, and local prisons and secure units, allowing opportunities for academic/practitioner collaborations.

You can see what the Department looks like here – (filmed a few years prior to the MSc, so there’s no mention on forensic psychology in the video). Finally, we’re based in London! Which is amazing …but pricey.

Feel free to ask me any questions (

Many thanks.
All best

Fiona Gabbert
Professor of Applied Psychology
Director of Goldsmiths’ Forensic Psychology Unit
Goldsmiths University of London
New Cross, SE14 6NW

New PhD Opportunity in London!

The intoxicated co-witness: The impact of alcohol on collaborative remembering.

When witnesses talk it is likely that one witness unintentionally influences other witness leading them to report details they have not observed themselves but just heard about from the other witness. This is called ‘memory conformity’. This project will investigate the impact of alcohol on collaborative remembering and memory conformity. In a series of quantitative studies this research programme will investigate how alcohol-related beliefs impact collaborative remembering and metamemory.

The successful candidate will work under a supervisory team composed of Dr Julie Gawrylowicz (Senior Lecturer), Prof Ian Albery (Professor of Psychology), and Dr Dan Frings (Associate Professor) at London South Bank University.

For more information please visit: