Dr Ross Bartels Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psych & FCRG Lead.
My research focuses on using socio-cognitive measures and paradigms to examine processes underlying and associated with deviant sexual thoughts, fantasies, and cognitions.
Todd HogueProfessor Todd Hogue Professor of Forensic Psychology.
My main research is related to sexual offenders including; measures of risk and clinical change; the impact of individual differences and personality disorder; measuring deviant sexual interest and arousal; and attitudes toward sexual offender and reintegration into society.
Amanda RobertsDr Amanda Roberts Reader in Forensic and Clinical Psychology.
My currentĀ research examines the risk factors for antisocial behaviour, addiction, violence, pathological gambling, smoking and extensive pornography use.
Hannah MerdianDr Hannah Merdian Principal Lecturer in Forensic/Clinical Psych.
My research interests are offenders who use child sexual exploitation material and their offence characteristics. I’m also interested in sexual deviancy and its assessment concerning criminal and non-criminal populations.
Aidan HartDr Aidan Hart Senior Lecturer in Clinical and Forensic Psychology
My specialist areas of research and teaching include risk assessment, the assessment and treatment of offenders, mental health, Behavioural Theory, Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy, Sexual Offenders, and Acceptance and Commitment therapy.
Georgina GousDr Georgina Gous Lecturer in Forensic Psychology.
My main research examines how variations in voice can affect recognition and perceptions of the speaker, and how this can inform forensic practice (e.g., the errors that can arise in witness testimony when a person disguises their voice).
Kyla PenningtonDr Kyla Pennington Senior Lecturer.
My research investigates cognitive processes associated with mental health disorders and what influences individual variability. I specifically focus on investigating the effects of genotypic variation on cognitive processes known to be affected in mental health disorders and the role of stress.
Michelle SmithMichelle Smith Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
My areas of research interest include trauma and resilience in both offender populations and forensic staff, personality disordered offenders, and female offenders, .
Rachael DagnallRachael Dagnall Lecturer in Forensic Psychology.
My research interests include occupational stress amongst staff working in high-stress environments and how to increase resilience within such populations. I also specialise in the assessment and treatment of offenders, personality disorder, learning disability, and rehabilitative cultures within prison environments.
Tochukwu OnwuegbusiDr Tochukwu Onwuegbusi Lecturer in Forensic Psychology.
My research focuses mainly on developing implicit/eyetracking measures for forensic assessment (e.g., sexual interest), attitudes to sexual offenders (ATS), amongst others.
Mark GresswellDr Mark Gresswell Programme Director ā€“ DClinPsy.
Interested in multiple sequential functional analysis of offender behaviours.
Dave DawsonDr Dave Dawson Research Clinical Psychologist ā€“ DClinPsy.
Interested in the application of psychological theory to real-world behaviour and undertaken investigations in a number of areas of applied clinical and health research.
Nima MoghaddamDr Nima Moghaddam Research Clinical Psychologist ā€“ DClinPsy.
Interested in the application of psychological theory to real-world behaviour and undertaken investigations in a number of areas of applied clinical and health research.
 Jenna BroughDr Jenna Brough Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology.
Jenna Brough is a part-time Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology in College of Social Science. She is also a Principal Clinical Psychologist working in the NHS.
 Kamila IrvineDr Kamila Irvine Lecturer in Psychology.
My research interests include body image, particularly perceptual body image, and body representation in the context of eating and body pathology, as well as the effects of victimisation on body perception.
Phil WillmotDr Phil Willmot Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
I am a Consultant Forensic and Clinical Psychologist in the Menā€™s Personality Disorder Service at Rampton Hospital. My specialist areas include personality disorder, violent and criminally diverse serious offenders, and schema therapy.
Charlotte WessonCharlotte Wesson PhD researcherĀ and Teaching Assistant.
My research focuses on human sexuality, including deviant sexual interest, and the methods used to study this.
Greg Westerman-HughesGreg Westerman-HughesĀ PhD Researcher.
Investigating the psychological factors that cause and influence online gaming addiction.
Melanie St John-HoweMelanie St John-HoweĀ PhD Researcher.
Investigating the factors that mediate the link between sexual fantasising and sexual behaviour.
Elizabeth DeehanElizabeth DeehanĀ PhD Researcher.
Investigating the nature and correlates of somnophilia and dormaphilia.
Kayleigh BeltonKayleigh BeltonĀ PhD Researcher.
Investigating topics around female gang members.
Alexandra FrostAlexandra FrostĀ PhD Researcher.
Investigating resilience in bullying victimisation.


Doctoral Alumni

The FCRG’s doctoral alumni are active researchers who have gone on to undertake cutting-edge scholarly work in variousĀ Forensic and/or Clinical areas of importance. We are proud of our former PhD students and what they have accomplished since their time at the University of Lincoln. Here, we provide some details of our alumni to date.

Kristel KlausDr Kristel KlausĀ  -completed 2018 (supervised by Dr Kyla Pennington).
Julie PattinsonDr Julie Pattinson – completed 2016.
Julie’s PhD research (supervised by Dr Adrian Parke) focused on understanding gambling-related harm within UK adults over the age of 65 years.
Dr Rachel OrrittDr Rachel OrrittĀ – completed 2016.
Rachel’s doctoral research (supervised by Prof Todd Hogue) focused on dog aggression and dog bite prevention.
Dr Craig HarperDr Craig Harper – completed 2016.
Craig’s PhD research (supervised by Prof Todd Hogue, Dr Ross Bartels, & Liam McCann) focused on examining the psychological mechanisms that underpin public views and attitudes about sexual offenders.
Iain ReidDr Iain ReidĀ Ā – completed 2015.
Iain’s doctoral research (supervised by Dr Lynsey Gozna & Dr Julian Boon) focused on developing a holistic, proactive, and dynamic model of online communication. Related interests included discourses of terrorism and surveillance measures.
Dr Charlotte HallDr Charlotte Hall – completed 2011.
Charlotte’s PhD (supervised by Prof Todd Hogue) investigated the use of gaze patterns (via eye-tracking technology) as a measure of detecting sexual preference in forensic populations.