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Biography

Qualifications: BSc, MSc, PhD, C.Psychol, CSci, AFBPsS, FHEA

Dr Maria Ioannou, is a Reader in Investigative and Forensic Psychology and Course Director for the MSc Investigative Psychology. She is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist (British Psychological Society) and a HCPC Registered Psychologist (Forensic). She joined Huddersfield University in 2009 as a Senior Lecturer.  Dr Ioannou obtained a first class undergraduate degree in Psychology, Philosophy and Pedagogics from the University of Ioannina, Greece in 2000. In 2001 she completed her MSc in Investigative Psychology at the University of Liverpool. Her dissertation was on the Criminal Narrative Experience focusing on the roles that offenders act out and the emotions they experience while they are committing their crimes. She developed this research for her PhD, which she completed in 2006.

Dr Ioannou has been involved in the assessment of intervention programmes for reducing/preventing crime for a range of different forms of criminality and groups of offenders. Typically these evaluations have required assessments of change/impact/influence of the interventions on individuals and their criminal behaviour as well as assessments of the overall programme itself. She has also contributed to consultancy reports and been involved in consultancy work with a range of police forces and other agencies such as the Safer Merseyside Partnership, Merseyside Police, Liverpool City Council, Lancashire Constabulary, the Ministry of Defence, the Irish Prison Service as well as in a number of legal cases that involved among others preparation of background material and investigative advice on Forensic Psycholinguistics/ Questioned Authorship Attribution, interpretation of psychological measures on a case of offender profiling with personality and other psychometric assessment and analysis of the psychological features indicated within personal documents.

Research and Scholarship

University research group memberships

Dr Ioannou is currently a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and the International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology.

Research interests

  1. Forensic, Investigative and Criminal Psychology
  2. Individualistic antecedents to crime and modelling (offender profiling, mental disorder and crime, criminal differentiation and the modelling of offending styles and offender types - various crime types including violent and sexual crime, criminal narratives, emotional experience of offending, personality and crime)
  3. Vulnerability - perpetration and victimisation (hate crime, human trafficking, child sexual exploitation, domestic violence, honour crime, child abuse, bullying, missing persons, cybercrime, sexual offences, child abduction, stalking, kidnapping, school shootings)
  4. Cognitive biases in forensic evidence interpretation
  5. Terrorism

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

Mojtahedi, D., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2017) ‘Personality Correlates of Co-witness SuggestibilityJournal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice . ISSN 1522-8932

Mojtahedi, D., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2017) ‘The Effects of Memory Conformity as a Function of Co-Witness Familiarity’. In: Crime, Culture and Social Harm, 14th July 2017, York St. John University, UK

Synnott, J., Ioannou, M., Coyne, A. and Hemingway, S. (2017) ‘A content analysis of online suicide notes: attempted suicide versus attempt resulting in suicideSuicide and Life-threatening Behavior . ISSN 1943-278X

Mojtahedi, D., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2017) ‘Investigating the Effects of Pre-existing Co-Witness Relationships on Statement Similarity.’. In: Division of Forensic Psychology British Psychological Society Annual Conference, 13th-15th June 2017, Bristol

Dietzel, D., Synnott, J. and Ioannou, M. (2017) ‘Mental health in an open prison: preliminary research findings’. In: Division of Forensic Psychology British Psychological Society Annual Conference, 13th-15th June 2017, Bristol

Tzani-Pepelasi, C., Ioannou, M. and Synnott, J. (2017) ‘School-Bullying & Cyber-Bullying: Summarising and Comparing Risk & Preventive Factors’. In: Division of Forensic Psychology British Psychological Society Annual Conference, 13th-15th June 2017, Bristol

Synnott, J., Coulias, A. and Ioannou, M. (2017) ‘Online trolling the case of Madeleine McCannComputers in Human Behavior , 71, pp. 70-78. ISSN 0747-5632

Mojtahedi, D., Ioannou, M., Hammond, L. and Ciesla, K. (2017) ‘The malleability of eyewitnesses: investigating the external predictors for eyewitness suggestibility’. In: EAPL Conference 2017, 28-31st May 2017, Mechelen, Belgium

Ioannou, M., Hammond, L. and Machin, L. (2017) ‘Male-on-male sexual assault: victim, offender and offence characteristicsJournal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling , 14 (2), pp. 189-209. ISSN 1544-4759

Mojtahedi, D., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2017) ‘Investigating the effects co-witness familiarity on statement similarity’. In: Forensic Psychology in Canada Conference, 24th-27th April 2017, Carleton University, Ottawa

Ashton, S., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2017) ‘Offending patterns of youth gang members and leaversJournal of Gang Research . ISSN 1079-3062

Elntib, S., Nass, Z., Ioannou, M., Ryan, S. and Christiansen, P. (2017) ‘Is the Public willing to help the Nigerian Police during the Boko Haram crisis? A look at moderating factors.Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology . ISSN 0882-0783

Wilmott, D. and Ioannou, M. (2017) ‘A narrative based model of differentiating riotersThe Howard Journal of Crime and Justice , 56 (1), pp. 105-124. ISSN 1468-2311

Coyne, A., Synnott, J., Ioannou, M. and Hemingway, S. (2017) ‘A Content Analysis of Successful and Unsuccessful Suicide Notes’. In: Irish Postgraduate Criminology Conference 2017, 23rd February 2017, Waterford, Ireland

Mojtahedi, D., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2017) ‘The Reduction of False ConvictionsThe Custodial Review , 81, pp. 12-12.

Hammond, L. and Ioannou, M. (2017) ‘Mock Jurors’ Understanding of Forensic Science and Its Perceived Importance in Judicial Processes’. In: Psychology and law in Europe: When West meets East. : CRC Press. pp. 103-124. ISBN 978-1498780988

2016

Mojtahedi, D., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2016) ‘The misinformation effect: how multiple eye witnesses can make the same mistakeProof Magazine .

Synnott, J., Canter, D., Youngs, D. and Ioannou, M. (2016) ‘Variations in the Journey from Crime: Examples from Tiger KidnappingJournal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling , 13 (3), pp. 239-252. ISSN 1544-4759

Hammond, L., Ioannou, M. and Fewster, M. (2016) ‘Perceptions of male rape and sexual assault in a male sample from the United Kingdom: Barriers to reporting and the impacts of victimizationJournal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling . ISSN 1544-4759

Prince, R., Synnott, J. and Ioannou, M. (2016) ‘Investigating the Risky Behaviour of Elite Athletes’. In: PsyPAG Annual Conference, 27 - 29th July 2016, University of York

Synnott, J., Ioannou, M. and Fumagalli, A. (2016) ‘A Review of The Polygraph: History, Current Status and Emerging ResearchCustodial Review .

Williams, L., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2016) ‘Proposal for a community based perpetrator, primary caregiver and child victim sexual risk assessment tool - The Sexual Allegation Form Evaluating Risk (SAFER)Assessment & Development Matters , 8 (1). ISSN 2040-4069

Youngs, D., Ioannou, M. and Eagles, J. (2016) ‘Expressive and Instrumental Offending: Reconciling the Paradox of Specialisation and VersatilityInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology , 60 (4), pp. 397-422. ISSN 0306-624X

Ioannou, M., Canter, D. and Youngs, D. (2016) ‘Criminal narrative experience: relating emotions to offence narrative roles during crime commissionInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology . ISSN 0306-624X

2015

Shiraj, N., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2015) ‘Differentiating Honour Crimes: An Empirical Framework’. In: 16th International Conference of Investigative Psychology 'New Developments in Investigative Psychology', 15th - 16th December 2015, London

Fatania, A., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2015) ‘Differentiating Sexual Murders of Adult and Child Victims’. In: 16th International Conference of Investigative Psychology 'New Developments in Investigative Psychology, 15th - 16th December 2015, London

Ioannou, M., Canter, D., Youngs, D. and Synnott, J. (2015) ‘Offenders' Crime Narratives across Different Types of CrimesJournal of Forensic Psychology Practice , 15 (5), pp. 383-400. ISSN 1522-8932

Canter, D., Ioannou, M., Youngs, D. and Chungh, G. (2015) ‘Person Perception Aspects of Judgments of Truthfulness in Public AppealsPsychiatry, Psychology and Law , 23 (4), pp. 547-562. ISSN 1321-8719

Ioannou, M., Hammond, L. and Simpson, O. (2015) ‘A model for differentiating school shooters characteristicsJournal of Criminal Psychology , 5 (3), pp. 188-200. ISSN 2009-3829

Hammond, L. and Ioannou, M. (2015) ‘Age effects on juvenile homicide perpetrationJournal of Criminal Psychology , 5 (3), pp. 163-176. ISSN 2009-3829

Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2015) ‘The changing face of homicide research: The shift in empirical focus and emerging research trendsJournal of Criminal Psychology , 5 (3), pp. 157-162. ISSN 2009-3829

Synnott, J., Dietzel, D. and Ioannou, M. (2015) ‘A review of the polygraph: history, methodology and current statusCrime Psychology Review , 1 (1), pp. 59-83. ISSN 2374-4006

Willmott, D. and Ioannou, M. (2015) ‘Differentiating English Rioters: An Exploratory Narrative Framework’. In: 24th Division of Forensic Psychology British Psychological Society Annual Conference, 1st - 3rd July 2015, Manchester, UK

Kenny, M., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2015) ‘Offender and Victim Narrative Roles within Sexually Motivated Abduction’. In: 24th Division of Forensic Psychology British Psychological Society Annual Conference, 1st - 3rd July 2015, Manchester

Mojtahedi, D., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2015) ‘Co-Witness Influences on Eyewitness Identification Accuracy’. In: 24th Division of Forensic Psychology British Psychological Society Annual Conference, 1st - 3rd July 2015, Manchester

Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2015) ‘The detection of deception within investigative contexts: Key challenges and core issuesJournal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling , 12 (2), pp. 107-118. ISSN 1544-4759

Evans, L., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2015) ‘A predictive model of criminality in civil psychiatric populationsJournal of Criminal Psychology , 5 (1), pp. 1-12. ISSN 2009-3829

Ioannou, M. and Oostinga, M. (2015) ‘An empirical framework of control methods of victims of human trafficking for sexual exploitationGlobal Crime , 16 (1), pp. 34-49. ISSN 1744-0572

Mojtahedi, D., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2015) ‘Investigating the effects of informational influence in an eyewitness setting’. In: 16th International Conference of Investigative Psychology 'New Developments in Investigative Psychology', 15th - 16th December 2015, London

2014

Ioannou, M. and Debowska, A. (2014) ‘Genuine and simulated suicide notes: An analysis of contentForensic Science International , 245, pp. 151-160. ISSN 0379-0738

Willmott, D. and Ioannou, M. (2014) ‘Profiling the rioters: A narrative framework of differentiation for the 2011 England rioters’. In: 40th Annual Conference of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, 17th - 20th September 2014, Las Vegas, USA

Boduszek, D., Dhingra, K., Stander, C., Ioannou, M. and Palmer, D. (2014) ‘Latent Classes of Criminal Intent Associated with Criminal BehaviourCurrent Issues in Personality Psychology , 2 (2). ISSN 2353-4192

Ioannou, M., Hammond, L. and Akram, S. (2014) ‘An empirical framework for differentiating child abduction’. In: 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, 8th - 13th July 2014, Paris, France

Hammond, L., Ioannou, M. and Armstrong, M. (2014) ‘Characteristics and attributes of adult kidnapping: Differentiating types of offence’. In: 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, 8th - 13th July 2014, Paris, France

Ioannou, M., Hammond, L. and Morrison, L. (2014) ‘Criminals with autism spectrum disorder: Judgements of culpability.’. In: European Association of Psychology and Law Annual International Conference, 24-27 June 2014, St Petersburg, Russia

Hammond, L. and Ioannou, M. (2014) ‘Biases in mock jurors evaluations of evidential support for crime scenarios.’. In: European Association of Psychology and Law Annual International Conference, 24-27 June 2014, St. Petersburg, Russia

Hammond, L., Ioannou, M. and Quinn, G. (2014) ‘Mock jurors' understanding of forensic science and its perceived importance in judicial processes’. In: European Association of Psychology and Law Annual International Conference, 24-27 June 2014, St. Petersburg, Russia

Ioannou, M., Canter, D. and Youngs, D. (2014) ‘The criminal narrative experience.’. In: Eleventh Biennial International Conference The Rule of Law in an Era of Change: Security, Social Justice and Inclusive Governance, John Jay College of Criminal Justice & the Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) - Greek Ministry of Public Order and Citizen, 11-14 June 2014, Athens, Greece

Hope, S., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2014) ‘Keeping it in the Family: An empirical framework for differentiating familicide offenders.’. In: 15th International Conference of Investigative Psychology 'A new era in behavioural science, crime and law', 08-10 April 2014, London, UK

Glen, D., Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2014) ‘Narrative action systems of missing persons.’. In: 15th International Conference of Investigative Psychology 'A new era in behavioural science, crime and law', 08-10 April 2014, London, UK

Hammond, L. and Ioannou, M. (2014) ‘Differentiating types of kidnapping incident.’. In: 15th International Conference of Investigative Psychology 'A new era in behavioural science, crime and law', 08-10 April 2014, London, UK

Boduszek, D., Belsher, R., Dhingra, K. and Ioannou, M. (2014) ‘Psychosocial correlates of recidivism in a sample of ex-prisoners: the role of Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct DisorderJournal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology , 25 (1), pp. 61-76. ISSN 1478-9949

2013

Youngs, D. and Ioannou, M. (2013) ‘A model of client-related violence against female street sex workers.Journal of Forensic Social Work , 3 (3), pp. 244-260. ISSN 1936-9298

Ioannou, M (2013) ‘Emotions as explanations of crime’. In: The behavioural analysis of crime: Studies in David Canter's Investigative Psychology. Aldershot: Ashgate. .

Youngs, D., Ioannou, M. and Straszewicz, A. (2013) ‘Distinguishing stalking modus operandi: An exploration of the Mullen et al (1999) typology in a law-enforcement sampleJournal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology , 24 (3), pp. 319-336. ISSN 1478-9949

Barcroft, L. and Ioannou, M. (2013) ‘Behavioural Characteristics of Missing Persons’. In: First International Conference on Missing Children and Adults, 18-20 June 2013, Portsmouth

2012

Simpson, O. and Ioannou, M. (2012) ‘Differentiating School Shooters: A Narrative Action Systems Model’. In: 14th International Conference of the International Academy of Investigative Psychology, 05-07 December 2012, London

Wilmott, D. and Ioannou, M. (2012) ‘Profiling the Rioters: An Exploratory Narrative Examination of the August 2011 England Riots’. In: 14th International Conference of the International Academy of Investigative Psychology, 05-07 December 2012, London

Oostinga, M. and Ioannou, M. (2012) ‘Targeting the Victims of Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation in the Netherlands: An Empirical Framework of Entrapment.’. In: 14th International Conference of the International Academy of Investigative Psychology, 05-07 December 2012, London

Hammond, L., Canter, D., Youngs, D. and Ioannou, M. (2012) ‘The Geospatial Patterning of Insurgent Activity in Al Basra, Iraq’. In: European Association of Psychology and Law, 10-13 April 2012, Nicosia, Cyprus

Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2012) ‘A Thematic Analysis of School Shooting Incidents’. In: European Association of Psychology and Law, 10-13 April 2012, Nicosia, Cyprus

2011

Ioannou, M., Youngs, D. and Eagles, J. (2011) ‘Violence Against Street-workers’. In: 13th International Facet Theory Conference, 11-13 July 2011, Huddersfield, UK

Straszewicz, A., Youngs, D. and Ioannou, M. (2011) ‘Empirical test of the Mullen et al. Typology of Stalkers’. In: 4th Cracow Conference of Psychology and Law, 4-5 June 2011, Cracow, Poland

Hammond, L. and Ioannou, M. (2011) ‘Desistance from Crime: A Thematic Analysis of Motivators and Roles’. In: 12th Conference of the International Academy of Investigative Psychology, 31 March-2 April 2011, Amsterdam

Jones, K., Youngs, D. and Ioannou, M. (2011) ‘Do Offenders Specialise Within Criminal Careers?’. In: 12th Conference of the International Academy of Investigative Psychology, 31 March-2 April 2011, Amsterdam

Hammond, L. and Ioannou, M. (2011) ‘Desistance from Crime: A Thematic Analysis of Motivators and Roles’. In: 12th International Conference of the International Academy of Investigative Psychology, 31st March - 2nd April 2011, Amsterdam

Eagles, J., Youngs, D. and Ioannou, M. (2011) ‘Moving Beyond Typologies: Reconciling the Paradox of Specialisation and Versatility within Offending Behaviour’. In: 12th Conference of the International Academy of Investigative Psychology, 31 March-2 April 2011, Amsterdam

Chungh, G., Canter, D., Youngs, D. and Ioannou, M. (2011) ‘False Appeals: Detecting truths and Deceit in Naturally Occurring High Stake Lies.’. In: 12th Conference of the International Academy of Investigative Psychology, 31 March-2 April 2011, Amsterdam

2010

Youngs, D., Ioannou, M. and Eagles, J. (2010) ‘Violence against street workers’. In: 3rd Annual British Psychological Society North East Branch Conference, 22 October 2010, Durham, UK

Hammond, L. and Ioannou, M. (2010) ‘Revisiting Criminals’ Mental Maps: Prolific Offenders’ Cognitive Representations of Space’. In: British Psychological Society Division of Forensic Psychology Conference, 23-25 June 2010, Kent

Ioannou, M (2010) ‘Serial Murder’. In: Violent crime: Clinical and social implications. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. pp. 300-326. ISBN 9781412959933

Ioannou, M (2010) ‘Reasons for desistance from crime’. In: British Psychological Society Annual Conference, 14-16 April 2010, Stratford- Upon -Avon

Hodgeson, N. and Ioannou, M. (2010) ‘An Introduction to the Integrated Offender Management Unit in Lancashire Constabulary’. In: Launch event for the Institute of Applied Criminology and Forensic Science, 17 March 2010, Leeds

Ioannou, M (2010) ‘The relationship between criminals’ emotional experience and types of crimes’. In: 9th International Investigative Psychology Conference, January 21st-22nd 2010, London

Ioannou, M. and Hammond, L. (2010) ‘When and why do criminals desist?’. In: 9th International Investigative Psychology Conference, January 21st-22nd 2010, London

2009

Ioannou, M (2009) ‘Criminal Narrative Roles’. In: Nordic Network for Research on Psychology and Law, 9-10 October 2009, Tallinn, Estonia

Canter, D., Ioannou, M. and Youngs, D. (2009) ‘Sex and violence: The experience and management of street prostitution’. In: Safer Sex in the City: The experience and management of street prostitution. Aldershot: Ashgate. pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-0-7546-2615-2

Canter, D., Ioannou, M. and Youngs, D. (2009) Safer Sex in the City: The Experience and Management of Street Prostitution . Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. ISBN 9780754626152

Ioannou, M. and Canter, D. (2009) ‘Criminal Narrative Roles During Offence Commission’. In: British Psychological Society Division of Forensic Psychology Conference, 23-25 June 2009, Preston

2008

Ioannou, M (2008) ‘Domestic violence’. In: Criminal Psychology. London: Hodder Education. pp. 85-100. ISBN 9780340928929

Ioannou, M (2008) ‘Individualistic explanations of crime’. In: Criminal Psychology: Topics in Applied Psychology. London: Hodder Education. pp. 21-36. ISBN 9780340928929

Ioannou, M. and Greenall, P. (2008) ‘Mental disorder and crime’. In: Criminal Psychology: Topics in Applied Psychology. London: Hodder Education. pp. 55-68. ISBN 9780340928929

Ioannou, M. and Vettor, S. (2008) ‘Social explanations of crime’. In: Criminal Psychology: Topics in Applied Psychology. London: Hodder Education. pp. 37-53. ISBN 9780340928929

Ioannou, M. and Canter, D. (2008) ‘Criminals’ emotional experience during offence commission’. In: British Psychological Society Annual Conference, 2-4 April 2008, Dublin, Ireland

Ioannou, M. and Canter, D. (2008) ‘Emotional experience during offence commission’. In: New Directions in Offender Profiling: The Principles and Practice of Investigative Psychology Conference, 15-16 January 2008, London

2006

Ioannou, M. and Youngs, D. (2006) ‘Introduction: Explorations in investigative psychology and contemporary offender profiling’. In: Explorations in investigative psychology and contemporary offender profiling. London: IA-IP Publishing. pp. 7-10. ISBN 9781905894000

Ioannou, M. and Youngs, D. (2006) Explorations in investigative psychology and contemporary offender profiling . London: IA-IP Publishing. ISBN 9781905894000

Ioannou, M (2006) Hero or villain? Criminals’ experience of crime Doctoral thesis, University of Liverpool.

Ioannou, M (2006) ‘Criminals’ experience during offence commission’. In: 16th Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL), 27-30 June 2006, Liverpool

2004

Canter, D. and Ioannou, M. (2004) ‘Criminals emotional experiences during crimesInternational Journal of Forensic Psychology , 1 (2), pp. 71-81. ISSN 1448-4374

Canter, D. and Ioannou, M. (2004) ‘A multivariate model of stalking behavioursBehaviormetrika , 31 (2), pp. 113-130. ISSN 0385-7417

2003

Ioannou, M. and Canter, D. (2003) ‘The experience of crime: Emotions and roles experienced while committing an offence’. In: European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL), 7-12 July 2003, Edinburgh

Canter, D., Kaouri, C. and Ioannou, M. (2003) ‘The facet structure of criminal narratives’. In: 9th International Facet Theory Conference, 20-23 July 2003, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Canter, D., Kaouri, C. and Ioannou, M. (2003) ‘The facet structure of criminal narratives’. In: Facet theory: towards cumulative social science. Ljubljana, Slovenia: Univerza v Ljubljani. pp. 27-38. ISBN 9612370540

2001

Ioannou, M (2001) The experience of crime: Emotions and roles experienced while committing an offence Masters thesis, University of Liverpool.

1999

Paleologou, A., Petrogiannis, K., Ziara, K., Ioannou, M., Kokinidou, V., Koutiva, B. and Tiktapanidou, A. (1999) ‘From the Clients View: Comparative Psychotherapy’. In: 7th Annual Conference of Psychological Research, 25-28 March 1999, Nicosia, Cyprus

Esteem

Professional/institution memberships

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy. Awarded March 2012
  • Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol Forensic), British Psychological Society (BPS). Awarded August 2008
  • European Registered Psychologist (EuroPsy), European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA). Awarded June 2009
  • Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Awarded July 2009
  • Chartered Scientist (CSci), British Psychological Society (BPS). Awarded June 2013
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (December 2011 - present)
  • Full Member of the Division of Forensic Psychology, British Psychological Society (August 2008 - present)
  • Full Associate of the International Academy of Investigative Psychology (July 2006 - present)
  • Member Hellenic Psychological Society (ELPSE) (March 2009 - present)
  • Member of Society for Police and Criminal Psychology (May 2013 - present)
  • Member of European Association of Psychology and Law (May 2013 - present)
  • Associate, Centre for Investigative Psychology, University of Liverpool (September 2011 – present)

Editorial roles

  • Assistant Editor for the Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling (May 2000 - present).
  • Editor (with Dr Laura Hammond) of Special Edition of the Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling - The Dectection of Deception within Investigative Contexts (2015)
  • Editor (with Dr Laura Hammond) of Special Edition of the Journal of Criminal Psychology - Homicidal Behaviour (2015)
  • Book Reviews Editor for the Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling (December 2008 - December 2010).

Peer reviewing for:

  • Europe’s Journal of Psychology
  • Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling
  • Science and Justice
  • Journal of Criminal Psychology
  • Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology
  • Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology
  • International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
  • Wliey
  • Taylor and Francis
  • Palgrave

Grants reviewed for:

  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

External examiner

  • PhD: University of Liverpool, 2012
  • PhD: University of Liverpool, 2013
  • PhD: Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2015
  • MSc Degree Forensic Psychology and Criminal Investigation (online), Laureate Online Education and University of Liverpool (September 2013 - present)
  • MSc Degree Investigative and Forensic Psychology, University of Liverpool (September 2014 - present)

Committee/group memberships

  • Member of School Research and Ethics Panel (SREP), School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield (November 2014 - present)
  • Member of Steering Group, Secure Societies Institute, University of Huddersfield (November 2014 -present)
  • Member REF2021 School panel group, School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield (September 2015 - present)
  • Member School Research and Enterprise Committee (SREC), School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield (February 2016 - present)
  • Board of Directors Yorkshire and Humber Fraud Forum (September 2015 - present)

Other external recognition

  • Invited keynote speaker on Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, USA Air Force, USA Department of Defense, RAF Lakenheath (November 2015)
  • Visiting Lecturer, MSc Investigative and Forensic Psychology, University of Liverpool (2009 - present)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Forensic Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University (2014 - present)
  • Organised, co-organised and member of conference committees for at least 15 conferences
  • Delivered a variety of training courses/seminars/lectures to professionals (i.e. law enforcement personnel, academics, teachers, youth workers)
  • Delivered a variety of applied research, case reports and consultancy projects to police, government authorities, intervention agencies and other public bodies
  • Delivered guest lectures to colleges and universities

Research Degree Supervision

Supervised more than 100 MSc theses. Supervision of the following current PhD students:

Main Supervisor/Director of Studies

  • Sotiris Dedeloudis, ‘Narrative experience of violent offending in Greece’
  • Dara Mojtahedi, ‘The effects of social conformity on eye-witness statements’
  • Megan Kenny, ‘The behavioural and geographical features of sexually motivated abduction: Victim and offender perspectives’
  • Daniel Addy, ‘The Development of a Predictive Model for Risk Factors, Propensity and Vulnerability of Offenders and Victims of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)’
  • Sally-Ann Ashton, ‘Gang membership and desistance’
  • Kayley Ciesla, ‘Female crime narratives demonstrated through the narrative role questionnaire’
  • Shannon Clancy, ‘The Criminal Experience: Exploring the Experience of Offending between Person and Property Crimes, and the effect of Individual Differences on the Perception of Experience’
  • Victoria Empsall, ‘Female single-victim murderers’
  • Daniel Hunt, ‘Missing narratives: Exploration of the narrative action system model’
  • Saskia Ryan, ‘The three levels of resilience: Linking vulnerability of violent extremism and terror threat with individual, community and national resilience’
  • Cleopatra Sazou, ‘Rape attitudes’
  • Nazanin Shiraj, ‘Personality and Mental Health: Middle Eastern Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the UK’
  • Kalliopi Tzani-Pepelasis, ‘Developmental school bullying behaviour. Teachers’ education on anti-bullying methods as a factor for school bullying reduction’

Co-Supervisor

  • Graham Quinn, ‘Risk Assessments’
  • Chiara Zappaterreno, ‘The utility of geographical profiling in Italy and the geographical behaviour of Italian offenders’
  • Nicole Sherretts, ‘The Role of Psychopathy and Prisonization in the Development of Criminal Social Identity in a Prison Sample’
  • Manuel Camilleri, ‘The validity of suicide risk assessments in an investigative context’
  • David Dietzel, ‘Evaluating Prisoner Mental Health’
  • Clara Owen, ‘Moral Competence Scores of UK Medical Students and Individuals working within the Healthcare Sector. Explorations of Moral Regression and Moral Distress’
  • Emily Parrish, ‘The Effect of Post Event Treatment and the Influence Over the Accuracy of Eyewitness Recall’
  • Rebecca Prince, ‘False confessions: The role of personality characteristics in the misinformation effect’
  • Eirini Theodorou, ‘Cyber-crime: Exploring the role of morality and psychosocial factors in online offending’
  • Sophia Wiseman, ‘An examination of facilitators to criminal desistance and their relative impacts over time’

Postgraduate research opportunities with Dr Maria Ioannou

2017-18

MSc by Research
PhD

2018-19

PhD
MSc by Research

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Course Director MSc Investigative Psychology
  • Member of School Research and Ethics Panel (SREP)
  • Member of Steering Group, Secure Societies Institute (SSI)
  • Member REF2021 School panel group
  • Member School Research and Enterprise Committee (SREC)
  • Manage two members of staff (Senior Lecturers)

Teaching and Professional Activities

Module Leader for:

  • HMB1030 Introducing Investigative Psychology: From offender profiling to the science of IP
  • HMB1031 Investigative Psychology theories and models for violent, acquisitive and sexual crime
  • HMB1034 Professional Issues and Applications
  • HMB1035 Clinical Forensic Psychology

Teaching on the following modules (MSc):

  • HMB1030 Introducing Investigative Psychology: From offender profiling to the science of IP
  • HMB1031 Investigative Psychology theories and models for violent, acquisitive and sexual crime
  • HMB1032 Offender Spatial Activity: Beyond geographical offender profiling
  • HMB1033 Improving legal testimony and evidence in court and investigations
  • HMB1034 Professional Issues and Applications
  • HMB1035 Clinical Forensic Psychology
  • HMB1036 Methodologies for Investigative Psychology: Tactics and Strategies for Studying Criminal Action
  • HMB1038 Dissertation

Other teaching commitments include:

  • Postgraduate dissertation supervision
  • Teaching on the HHB1051 Profiling and Investigating Serious Crime module (BSc Criminology, BSc Psychology and BSc Psychology with Criminology)
  • Assist PhD students in gaining teaching experience
  • Personal tutor
  • PhD pastoral tutor