Lab Director

chrisstreetChris N. H. Street. Obtained his PhD at UCL, London, before becoming a postdoctoral fellow at UBC, Vancouver. He is currently a member of the International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology, and the Secure Societies Institute. His research explores the cognition of social conflict. Twitter: @cnhstreet (CV)


PhD Students

Greg Best

Greg Best. Research topic: A Theoretical Approach to Social Engineering. Greg’s thesis explores how people react to social engineering attempts or ‘confidence tricks’. Twitter: @_gregbest


Karl Sedge

Karl Sedge. Research topic: Beliefs about Fake Online Reviews. Karl is exploring how people reach a lie/truth judgement when reading online consumer reviews. His work makes use of lie detection theory to explore the phenomenon of ‘fake’ online opinion reviews and how they can affect lie/truth judgements.



Dominic Willmott.

KTP Associate

Sathpal Panesar. Research topic: A Psychological Understanding of Vulnerability to Phishing Attacks. Sathpal’s work aims to translate psychological research on belief formation to develop online security training resources.

ESRC Research Assistant

Daria Briggs. Research topic: An eye tracking study of SMS scams.

Masters Students

Amy Bath. Research topic: False confessions and victimisation.

Jacqui Haynes. Research topic: Deception in work absence.

Sarah Lockwood. Research topic: Deception and bluffing in young people with autism.

Francesca Payne. Research topic: Deception (tbd).

Jade Thwaites. Research topic: Deception (tbd).


Recent MSc Alumni

Danielle Bowns, Beth Gunnell, Megan Lanoue,

Undergraduate Students

Arman Chaudhry. Project: Stigmatisation and beliefs about criminals.

Katelan Grant. Project: Language learning advantages for bilinguals.

Charlotte Spink. Project: A test of the ADCAT theory of deception.

Undergraduate Lab Assistants
Ashleigh Forest, Chloe Fossey, Harry Sheard.

Academic Collaborators

Walter F Bischof, University of British Columbia, Canada.
Rick Dale, UC Merced, US.
Nicholas D Duran, Arizona State University, US.
Hannah Fawcett, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
Toke Fosgaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Lorelei Howard, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Germany.
Maria Ioannou, University of Huddersfield, UK.
Catrine Jacobsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Sarah Jordan, John Jay College CUNY, US.
Saul M Kassin, John Jay College CUNY, US.
Alan Kingstone, University of British Columbia, Canada.
Maria Hartwig, John Jay College CUNY, US.
Jaume Masip, University of Salamanca, Spain.
Daniel C Richardson, University College London, UK.
David R Shanks, University College London, UK.
John Synnott, University of Huddersfield, UK.
Miguel A Vadillo, King’s College London, UK.
Bruno Verschuere, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.