Forensic Psychology, Research in the School

What do professors do all day?

Professor Graham Pike is part of the Forensic Cognition Research Group in the School. This blog outlines some of his recent research and engagement activities, including work with the BBC and police forces. This October, Graham Pike (Professor of Forensic Cognition, OU) has been involved in a number of ‘knowledge exchange’ activities and events based on… Continue reading What do professors do all day?

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

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