Publishing research – tips for publishing your first article in Psychology

Publishing your first paper in psychology is naturally daunting but hugely rewarding. Publishing research allows you to share your work with the world. You can have a real impact on theory and practice. It will also help your career and employment prospects. I am still early in my research career, but I have published my …

Becoming a Qualified Forensic Psychologist: “Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy”

Katie Timmins discusses her experiences of being a Trainee Forensic Psychologist. From presenting at the BPS Conference and pursuing her Research Interests, through to taking part in an ‘Inspire me’ event for aspiring undergraduates at Leeds Beckitt University. Being a trainee on the DForenPsy can be difficult. There are some days where you feel elated when …

Conference attendance can be nerve-wracking for students – Harriet Dymond (Forensic and Criminological MSc student) discusses her experiences of going to her first conference on the prevention of sexual offending

Harriet Dymond is a Forensic and Criminological Psychology MSc student at the University of Nottingham, researching the prevention of sexual offending. StopSO (Specialist Treatment Organisation for the Prevention of Sexual Offending) are a UK based charity. They work tirelessly to offer support and therapeutic intervention to victims of sexual offences, and those at risk, or …

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and offending behaviour – sharing postgraduate research with professionals from the national autistic society

Omer Linenberg (DForenPsy trainee) discusses sharing her research into Pathological Demand Avoidance and offending with professionals from the National Autistic society at Robert Ogden School. The day was sunny as I walked up the lane to the Robert Ogden School in Rotherham. It’s a very unassuming place, I thought to myself as I saw it. …

Conference presentation with the BPS for Elspeth Dustagheer (DForenPsy trainee)

Elspeth Dustagheer discusses her experiences of presenting her research on public perceptions of revenge pornography at the BPS annual conference As part of the Forensic Psychology Doctorate at The University of Nottingham (DForenPsy), Forensic Psychologists in Training are required to present their research at a national conference. Having previously produced an interactive poster of my …

Male suicide and barriers to seeking help – thoughts from a Forensic Psychologist

Suicide is the leading cause of death for males under age 50 in the UK. Understanding and reducing this risk is a core concern for forensic psychology. I recently heard on the news that as many as 84 men take their own lives every week in the UK. This perhaps should not have been surprising …

Conference presentation

Eliza-Jane Corson, Forensic Psychologist in Training (final year) was selected by the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP) annual conference to present her poster on mentalising and personality disorder in young offenders, which is now being written up for her academic thesis. Jayne is supervised by Associate Professor Vincent Egan of the Centre for Forensic …

Forensic Psychologist in Training

Sarah Ashworth, one of our Forensic Psychologists in Training supervised by Dr Ruth Tully, is in her final year of training. She has successfully presented posters and oral presentations relating to her doctoral work. As part of the doctorate process we are encouraged to share our work at professional conferences, it’s actually a requirement to present …