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Dr Laura Farrugia

Assistant Professor

Department: Psychology

Laura Farrugia

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Interviewing of suspects with mental health conditions and disorders in England and Wales: A Paradigm Shift, Farrugia, L. 27 Apr 2022
  • Identifying vulnerability in police custody: Making sense of information provided to custody officers, Farrugia, L. 1 May 2021, In: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
  • Forensic interviewing of mentally disordered suspects: The impact of interview style on investigation outcomes., Farrugia, L., Gabbert, F. 1 May 2022, In: Current Psychology
  • Effective evaluation of forensic interviews: The Forensic Interview Trace (FIT), Farrugia, L., Oxburgh, G., Gabbert, F. 7 Aug 2019, In: Investigative interviewing: Research and Practice
  • The “appropriate adult”: What they do and what they should do in police interviews with mentally disordered suspects, Farrugia, L., Gabbert, F. 1 Jun 2019, In: Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health
  • Vulnerable suspects in police interviews: Exploring current practice in England and Wales, Farrugia, L., Gabbert, F. 1 Jan 2020, In: Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling
  • Ground Rules Hearings, Cooper, P., Farrugia, L. 31 Aug 2017, Vulnerable People and the Criminal Justice System, Oxford, Oxford University Press
  • Police officers' perceptions and experiences with mentally disordered suspects., Farrugia, L., Gabbert, F., Milne, R., Cherryman, J. 16 Nov 2016, In: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
  • Suspect interviewing and mental health in the UK: An overview., Farrugia, L., Milne, R. 2012, In: Investigative interviewing: Research and Practice
  • Involuntary hospitalisation: A form of social control?, Farrugia, L. 1 Sep 2010, In: Psych-Talk

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Invited talk: Interviewing and Vulnerability: Is current practice best practice? 2022
  • Invited talk: Identifying vulnerability. 2021
  • Oral presentation: Investigative interviewing of mentally disordered suspects: Is best practice really best practice? 2021
  • Invited talk: National Appropriate Adult Network: Professional Development Day 2019
  • Oral presentation: What they do and what they should do: The Appropriate Adult in mentally disordered suspect interviews in England and Wales. 2019
  • Oral presentation: Interviewing vulnerable suspects 2019
  • Invited talk: Mental disorder and investigative interviewing 2018
  • Oral presentation: Assessing and evaluating quality of interviews: The Forensic Interview Trace (FIT) 2016
  • Invited talk: Contemporary developments in investigative interviewing: The importance of research in practice 2015
  • Oral presentation: Analysis of investigative interviews with vulnerable and non-vulnerable suspects 2015

  • Georgia Grady Implicit racial bias within the UK justice system: A jury without conscious knowledge Start Date: 01/03/2023
  • Lauren Arnison Juror bias, the effect of external bias on trial outcomes and the introduction of new juror selection criteria affecting outcome. Start Date: 01/10/2022

  • Psychology PhD December 01 2018
  • Member British Psychological Society (BPS) 2022
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy 2019


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