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In Dialogue with Dr Gemma Briggs about her talk at the OPRC Launch Event

'Mobile Phone Use by Drivers: What We Know, and How to Share Such Inconvenient Truths' Sue: Hello Gemma, tell me, what’s this talk all about? Gemma: The talk is about our research on hands-free mobile phone use by drivers, and how we communicate our findings to different audiences. Our research is focused on the cognitive… Continue reading In Dialogue with Dr Gemma Briggs about her talk at the OPRC Launch Event

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OU Experts Ask: What’s in a face? Dr Catriona Havard of OPRC discusses her research expertise in face recognition

Photo credit: Shutterstock Dr Catriona Havard, a member of the Open Psychology & Counselling Centre (OPRC) strand, Forensic Cognition Research Group (FCRG) has engaged in many years of extensive research in facial cognition; including the complexities, biases and implications of misidentification, and the possibilities of using artificial intelligence (AI) and its reliability. You can find… Continue reading OU Experts Ask: What’s in a face? Dr Catriona Havard of OPRC discusses her research expertise in face recognition

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In Dialogue with Professor Graham Pike about his Talk at the OPRC Launch Event

'Harmful Evidence and Evidencing Harm in the Criminal Justice System' Eka: What’s this talk all about, Graham? Graham: We generally think of the courts and police as existing to prevent and prosecute crimes. In my talk I borrow an approach from critical criminology and instead look at law enforcement in terms of the harms it… Continue reading In Dialogue with Professor Graham Pike about his Talk at the OPRC Launch Event

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Revenge vs Rapport in Securing Information from High Value Detainees

FCRG Strand Lead, Dr Lara Frumkin, introduces Professor Laurence Alison (University of Liverpool), followed by commentaries from Dr Zoe Walkington and Dr Jim Turner (The OU) and Q&A session. A discussion of the way in which psychology - in an effort to secure information - drifted from its central rule of do no harm to… Continue reading Revenge vs Rapport in Securing Information from High Value Detainees

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Mobile Phone Use by Drivers: What We Know, and How to Share Such Inconvenient Truths

Phone use by drivers presents a significant global road safety issue, despite decades of research which compellingly demonstrates how and why this behaviour impacts on driving performance. While UK law bans handheld phone use, research shows that handsfree phone use offers no safety benefit over handheld use. This presentation shares collaborative research findings which highlight… Continue reading Mobile Phone Use by Drivers: What We Know, and How to Share Such Inconvenient Truths