Events

Learning from success, near miss and failure: A psychologist at the Centre for Policing Research and Learning’s annual Conference

Dr Zoe Walkington from the School reports on a conference on policing research. This week I attended the annual conference for the Centre for Policing Research and Learning. This conference invites police officers and staff to come out of their work place for two days to engage with talks and workshops alongside academic colleagues, and… Continue reading Learning from success, near miss and failure: A psychologist at the Centre for Policing Research and Learning’s annual Conference

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Forensic Psychology, Psychology

Who’s Who: Graham Pike

Check out this video to learn more about our Graham Pike and his work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPt9o-FEvcQ

Forensic Psychology, Psychology

The CSI effect: Graham Pike in the Metro

A sponsored article featuring the School of Psychology on the topic of TV versus real-world crime scene investigations has been published in the London-based 'Metro' newspaper. The article, entitled 'The CSI Effect' outlines Forensic Psychology opportunities available through the Open University. Prof Graham Pike, CPRL Director of Research, remarks that materials drawn on for grisly… Continue reading The CSI effect: Graham Pike in the Metro

Forensic Psychology, Psychology

Badged OpenLearn Course: Forensic psychology

We're pleased to announce that the badged version of the OpenLearn course Forensic psychology is now live. Explore how your own mind works, and discover how the limitations of the human brain can lead to major miscarriages of justice. Despite advances in forensic science, eyewitness testimony remains a critical component of criminal investigations. Psychological research… Continue reading Badged OpenLearn Course: Forensic psychology

Forensic Psychology, Psychology

New research showcased at major policing conference held at OU

Last week (1 March 2018), over 200 police and academics from across the UK met to present and discuss research which can improve policing. Sadly the second day of the conference had to be cancelled due to the snow, but the first day went extremely well. The annual conference of the Society of Evidence Based… Continue reading New research showcased at major policing conference held at OU