Psychology, Psychology in the world

The ‘Bad People’ podcast: Why people do bad things

Dr Zoe Walkington and Dr Camilla Elphick from the School introduce a BBC/OU co-production.  A podcast named Bad People may initially sound like an unusual choice for members of the Open University School of Psychology & Counselling academic team to be involved with. However Bad People aims not to label people as different, evil or bad, but… Continue reading The ‘Bad People’ podcast: Why people do bad things

Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Psychology in the world

Line of Duty: A Psychologist’s View

Dr Zoe Walkington from the School trains police officers in investigative interviewing techniques as part of her work for the Centre for Policing Research and Learning at the Open University. Utilising this insider perspective, she writes about the tv series that Britain is watching on Sunday evenings, Line of Duty. Read the article here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5cNwtbKsjtQPG33ZV4Wrmj2/in-the-line-of-duty-our-love-affair-with-tv-detectives… Continue reading Line of Duty: A Psychologist’s View

Events, Psychology

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

NEW TV SERIES Catching Britain’s Killers: The Crimes That Changed Us

Are you interested in crime, and criminals? Want to know more about landmark cases in Britain’s history which have changed laws and criminal justice processes? Watch this new tv series Catching Britain’s killers: the crimes that changed us 9th October BBC2 9pm (11.15pm BBC2 Wales) The academic advisors for this series were Dr Zoe Walkington from… Continue reading NEW TV SERIES Catching Britain’s Killers: The Crimes That Changed Us

Psychology, Research in the School

Recognition for research by Professor Graham Pike and Dr Zoe Walkington

Graham Pike, Professor of Forensic Cognition, and Zoe Walkington, Senior Lecturer in Psychology,  in the School, have recently learned that their research has been shortlisted in the university’s Research Excellence awards. In today’s post, Professor Pike describes the research and explains its importance. Together with colleagues from the Faculty of Business and Law, Zoe and I… Continue reading Recognition for research by Professor Graham Pike and Dr Zoe Walkington