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. 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 distribution of … 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’. 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 the witness’ … 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. 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, many governments … Continue reading “Does wearing a face mask effect face processing?”

What about the older male victims of domestic abuse?

  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 we know about the impacts and consequences of domestic and intimate partner violence victimisation comes from research focusing on young adults and their children. Stemming from much of … Continue reading “What about the older male victims of domestic abuse?”