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) ( She is also the Strategic Lead for the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG). Over the past 15 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). 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.

See for details about the Hope Applied Cognition Lab and more information about live research projects, including the Self-Administered Interview and Timeline Technique.


Research interests

Memory Performance in Applied Contexts; Eyewitness Memory; Investigative Interviewing and Eliciting Information; Persuasion and Influence