Dr. Claire Nee
Reader in Forensic Psychology
Claire Nee joined the Department in 1996 from the Home Office Research and Statistics Directorate. She is the Director of the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology which encompasses her own work and that of 14 other members of staff within the Department (Lucy Akehurst, Dee Anand, Julie Cherryman, Simon Easton, Jackie Hillman, Anne Hillstrom, Lorraine Hope, Sharon Leal, Samantha Mann, Adrian Needs, James Ost, Dominic Pearson, Jim Sauer and Aldert Vrij); several postgraduates; and a number of high-profile external members from across the globe. It brings together considerable departmental expertise in detecting deception, child witnesses, investigative interviewing, offending behaviour, eye-witness memory and false memory syndrome with other external collaborators of world renowned reputation. Claire was an Associate Editor of the BPS journal Legal and Criminological Psychology from 2007-2011.
Claire teaches on three degree pathways in the Psychology Department but is most heavily involved in the MSc and BSc in Forensic Psychology. She teaches on a range of units including interventions with offenders, the psychology of criminal behaviour, research methods and data analysis, introduction to forensic psychology, introduction to experimental psychology and forensic psychology in context.. She supervises the research of numerous undergraduate, MSc and PhD students. She is an undergraduate and postgraduate tutor. She is Chair of the Departmental Research Ethics Committee and department representative on the Science Faculty Ethics Committee.
Claire's research has included a variety of forensic areas including crime specific research (burglary and car theft); interventions in prisons; criminality in children; personality disorder in female offenders; electronic monitoring of offenders; intensive probation; self-reported offending; and racism and sexism within the police force. Her current research projects include decision-making in burglars, stigma associated with offending behaviour and reducing risk in very young offenders and vulnerable children.
Nee, C. and Ellis, T. (2009). £4,695 for 1 year from Jan 2009: Evaluation of Portsmouth Persistent Young Offenders Project - (Portsmouth City Council).
Nee, C., Howells, K. & Vrij A. (2008). £62k. Understanding offending behaviour in children: the contribution of cognitive deficits and self-identity to criminality. (grant paid for an ESRC CASE PhD studentship for Lucy Wainwright). October 2008- October 2012, in conjunction with Kids Company, London.
Nee, C. and Ellis, T. (2005). £5220 for 1 year from Jan 2006: Evaluation of Portsmouth Persistent Young Offenders Project - (Portsmouth City Council).
Nee, C. (2003) £65k for 2 years from Spring 2003: Evaluation of the second pilots of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for women with borderline personality disorder in three women's prisons. (Prison Service HQ).
Nee, C. and Ellis, T. (2002). £7,250 for 1 year from Jan 2003: Portsmouth Persistent Young Offenders Project - Year 4 (Portsmouth City Council).
Nee, C. (2001). £48,500 for 22 months from Oct 2001: Evaluating the pilots of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for women with borderline personality disorder in three women's prisons. (Prison Service HQ).
Needs, Nee, & Vrij: £25.000: Time to change? Offender readiness for psychological rehabilitation progammes (grant paid by the Economic and Social Research Council, ESRC studentship for Nina Wragg, October 2002 - October 2005)
Nee, C. (2001). £5,052 for six months: Evaluating and anger management programme in four Hampshire schools. (North Hampshire Youth Offending Team).
Nee, C. and Ellis, T. (2001). £14,500 for two years from Nov 2000: Portsmouth Persistent Young Offenders Project - Year 3 and 4 (Portsmouth City Council).
Nee, C. (2001). £2,167 for one month: The impact of street lighting on the behaviour of young offenders. (Home Office Policing and Reducing Crime Unit).