I have been a lecturer in Forensic Psychology at University of Portsmouth since August 2022. Before this, I graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2016 with a double BSc degree in Criminology and Psychology. I then moved to Portsmouth and completed an MSc in Forensic Psychology. I decided to continue my studies within the Department of Psychology, and in 2022 completed my fully funded SC-DTP (ESRC) PhD. My PhD research was focused on finding ways of improving the use of missing persons appeals, by looking into the effects of the type of images and the type of written information included in these appeals.

My current research is focused on improving face recognition within different forensic contexts. Particularly, my most recent studies looked at ways of assessing bias during eyewitness identification procedures, and at the effect of within-person variability on prospective person memory.

Research interests

  • Memory performance in applied contexts (and particularly eyewitness memory)
  • Face recognition in forensic contexts (including face matching at border control, eyewitness identifications and prospective person memory of missing and/or wanted individuals)
  • Missing persons investigations and missing persons appeals
  • Eyetracking 
  • Meta-analyses
  • Open research practices   

Teaching responsibilities

I am the Module Coordinator for the Level 4 Forensic Psychology in Context module (BSc Forensic Psychology) and for the L7 Research Preparation module (MRes Science). I am also the option coordinator for the L5 Work-based learning, which is a placement option for any second-year undergraduate student from the Psychology department. I am part of both the Placements Committee and the EDI Committee within the department. Additionally, I deliver lectures on various undergraduate and postgraduate units and I am a member of the UG Course Management Team as a Level 4 and Level 5 tutor. Finally, I support students’ involvement in the research process both as a supervisor for research assistants, and as a research project supervisor for undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.