Living with Neurological Conditions: A Creative Response to Challenges

Written by Nikita Rachel Shepherdson, BSc Psychology with Clinical Psychology, student at Teesside University, Centre for Applied Psychological Science; Email: q5280404@tees.ac.uk Ruth Chalkley, Participant Research Assistant, person with a neurological condition, affiliate of Neuro Key (working title of the Tees Valley, Durham and North Yorkshire Neurological Alliance) Giles Hudson, Participant Research Assistant, person with a neurological … Continue reading “Living with Neurological Conditions: A Creative Response to Challenges”

False confessions: Fact or fiction?

Written by Dr Wendy Paton, Lecturer in Psychology, Centre of Applied Psychological Sciences, Vulnerabilities and Communication across the Criminal Justice System theme. Email: W.Paton@tees.ac.uk  Would you ever confess to a crime you had not committed? Take a minute to think about this; although you may not need this long… Did you answer straight away? Did … Continue reading “False confessions: Fact or fiction?”

From Child Witness to Child Defendant – Is the Support Available the Same?

Written by Alex Smethurst, Graduate tutor, member of the ‘Vulnerable victims and offenders in the Criminal Justice System’ research group, Centre for Applied Psychological Science. Email: k0026122@live.tees.ac.uk “Children coming into contact with the criminal justice system are some of the most vulnerable in our society.” (Just for Kids Law, 2019, as cited in Justice Committee, … Continue reading “From Child Witness to Child Defendant – Is the Support Available the Same?”

From Mar-a-Lago with Love: Trump’s populist discourse

Written by Dr Shani Burke, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, member of the ‘Vulnerable Victims and Offenders in the Criminal Justice’ research theme, Centre for Applied Psychological Science. Email: s.burke@tees.ac.uk “A globalist is a person that wants the globe to do well, frankly, not caring about our country so much. And you know what? We can’t … Continue reading “From Mar-a-Lago with Love: Trump’s populist discourse”

Alcohol Screening and Brief Interventions: Making it work for women in an open prison

Written by  Jennifer Ferguson, Research Associate – Teesside University Project manager in the Co-producing Alcohol, Criminal Justice and Public Health Research Team. jennifer.ferguson@tees.ac.uk Dr Maggie Leese, Head of Department, Humanities & Social Sciences – Teesside University, Deputy Theme Lead for Co-producing Alcohol, Criminal Justice and Public Health Research Team – Centre for Social Innovation, Member of Vulnerable Victims and … Continue reading “Alcohol Screening and Brief Interventions: Making it work for women in an open prison”

A day in the life of a Clinical Psychologist during Covid-19

Written by Dr Angela Prout, Lecturer on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Lead Clinical Tutor, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, member of the ‘Vulnerable Victims and Offenders in the Criminal Justice System’ research theme from the Centre for Applied Psychological Science. For further information please contact a.prout@tees.ac.uk In March 2020 the UK was put into lockdown. … Continue reading “A day in the life of a Clinical Psychologist during Covid-19”

Prejudice and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Written by Dr Shani Burke, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, member of the ‘Vulnerable Victims and Offenders in the Criminal Justice’ research theme. Email: s.burke@tees.ac.uk There is little else we discuss or read about in the media nowadays that is not related to COVID-19. The virus has spread rapidly across the globe whilst we await the … Continue reading “Prejudice and the COVID-19 Pandemic”

A, B, E, easy as 1, 2, 3: the importance of communication assessments prior to questioning vulnerable witnesses

Written by Dr Kimberly Collins, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, theme lead for ‘vulnerable victims and offenders in the criminal justice system’. Email: K.collins@tees.ac.uk The communication assessment of a vulnerable person prior to the commencement of participation in legal proceedings is essential for several different reasons: (1). to provide the questioner with valuable information about … Continue reading “A, B, E, easy as 1, 2, 3: the importance of communication assessments prior to questioning vulnerable witnesses”

Does wearing a face mask effect face processing?

Written by Dr Natalie Butcher, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Teesside University, Centre for Applied Psychological Science, Cognition and Decision-Making theme. Email: n.butcher@tees.ac.uk During the COVID-19 pandemic, most countries and health organisations (e.g. the WHO) have recommended wearing face masks to reduce the spread of the severe respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS 2) coronavirus. In fact, … Continue reading “Does wearing a face mask effect face processing?”

What about the older male victims of domestic abuse?

Written by Dr Nikki Carthy, Senior lecturer in Psychology at Teesside University, Centre for Applied Psychological Science, Vulnerable Victims and Offenders in the Criminal Justice System theme. Email:  n.carthy@tees.ac.uk Much of what we know about domestic and intimate partner violence comes from research that focuses on female victims and male perpetrators. Furthermore, much of what … Continue reading “What about the older male victims of domestic abuse?”