November 2021Outstanding Research Supervisor

- UK Times Higher Education Awards 2021 [shortlisted]

October 2020Fellow of the Psychonomic Society [FPsyS]

- Status awarded “in recognition of significant psychological research publications …in experimental psychology”

July 2019:  Academic Excellence Award – Annual Award

- Awarded by the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG) in recognition of Outstanding Achievements in the area of investigative interviewing

The iIIRG is a worldwide not-for-profit organisation with 500 members in >34 countries, including national and international bodies, with the objective of improving investigative interviewing.


Lorraine Hope is Professor of Applied Cognitive Psychology at the University of Portsmouth and a core member affiliated with the Information Elicitation programme of the UK National Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) ( Over the past 20 years, her research has resulted in the development of innovative tools and techniques, informed by psychological science and practitioner need, for eliciting information and intelligence across a range of investigative contexts (e.g. Timeline Technique, Self-administered Interview, Structured Interview Protocol, RING Task, Time Critical Questioning Protocol). In terms of impact, she regularly delivers tools, research, evaluation and training for investigative interviewing and information elicitation in international policing, intelligence and security sectors, including for inter- and multi-national agencies. She has published widely on memory and information elicitation topics and speaks regularly at academic and practitioner conferences.

She also leads Hope Applied Cognition Lab.

Read more here: Link to CV for Professor Lorraine Hope

Research interests

Memory Performance in Applied Contexts;  Investigative Interviewing and Eliciting Information; Intelligence Gathering and Reluctance; Memory and Culture; Persuasion and Influence