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Dr Serra Tekin Eriksson

Dr Serra Tekin Eriksson

tekiners@lsbu.ac.uk

Psychology

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I am a lecturer in the Division of Psychology, School of Applied Sciences. After completing my BA and MA at Istanbul University, I gained my PhD degree in Legal Psychology in 2016 in dual agreement between the University of Gothenburg and the University of Portsmouth. I completed my first postdoc at the University of Zurich in 2019. I joined LSBU in 2019 after having previously worked at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Coventry University. I teach forensic psychology and social psychology.

My research interests concern investigative interviewing with a focus on information gathering from suspects, detecting deception, and the effect of culture in forensic interviews. The overall aim of my research is to develop and improve strategic ways of interviewing suspects. I am a chartered psychologist and worked as a prison psychologist before going back to academia.

Courses taught

Psychology - BSc (Hons)

Psychology (Forensic Psychology) - BSc (Hons)

Psychology - MSc

Psychology (Child Development) - BSc (Hons)

Psychology (Clinical Psychology) - BSc (Hons)

Criminology with Psychology - BSc (Hons)

Psychology with Criminology - BSc (Hons)

PhD in Legal Psychology

University of Gothenburg & University of Portsmouth

2013
2016
MA in Social Forensic Sciences

Istanbul University

2006
2009
BA in Psychology

Istanbul University

2002
2006
CPsychol

British Psychological Society

2017
Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
Goldsmtihs, University of London

2018
2019
Education
Assistant lecturer
Coventry University

2017
2018
Education
British Psychological Society
2017

Untapped Potential? A Survey Study with German Police Officers into Suspect Interviewing Practices and the Strategic Use of Evidence
Clemens, F., Knieps, M. and Tekin, S. (2019). Untapped Potential? A Survey Study with German Police Officers into Suspect Interviewing Practices and the Strategic Use of Evidence. Journal of Forensic Psychology:Research and Practice. 20 (1). https://doi.org/10.1080/24732850.2019.1684123

Interviewing Suspects in Denial: On How Different Evidence Disclosure Modes Affect the Elicitation of New Critical Information
May, L., Granhag, P. A. and Tekin, S. Interviewing Suspects in Denial: On How Different Evidence Disclosure Modes Affect the Elicitation of New Critical Information. Frontiers in Psychology. 8, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01154

How to make perpetrators in denial disclose more information about their crimes
Tekin Eriksson, S., Granhag, P.A., Stromwall, L. and Vrij, Aldert (2016). How to make perpetrators in denial disclose more information about their crimes. Psychology, Crime & Law. 22 (6), pp. 261-280. https://doi.org/10.1080/1068316X.2016.1168425

Police officers' use of evidence to elicit admissions in a fictitious criminal case
Tekin, S., Granhag, P. A., Stromwall, L. and Vrij, A. (2016). Police officers' use of evidence to elicit admissions in a fictitious criminal case. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling. pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1002/jip.1463

Interviewing Strategically to Elicit Admissions From Guilty Suspects
Tekin, S., Granhag, P. A., Stromwall, L.A., Mac Giolla, E., Vrij, A. and Hartwig, M. (2015). Interviewing Strategically to Elicit Admissions From Guilty Suspects. Law and Human Behavior. 39 (3), p. 244 –252. https://doi.org/10.1037/lhb0000131

Strategies of Preparation and Impression Management - How Innocence can Backfire
Welch, L., Poland, V., Tekin, S., Talwar, V., Memon, A. and Colwell, K. (2020). Strategies of Preparation and Impression Management - How Innocence can Backfire. 2020 American Psychology-Law Society Annual Meeting. USA

POLICE OFFICERS’ USE OF EVIDENCE IN SUSPECT INTERVIEWS: HOW AND WHY?
Tekin, S. (2016). POLICE OFFICERS’ USE OF EVIDENCE IN SUSPECT INTERVIEWS: HOW AND WHY? International Investigative Interviewing Research Group 9th Annual Conference.

Strategic interviewing to elicit admissions: Making guilty suspects more forthcoming
Tekin, S., Granhag, P. A. and Mac Giolla, E. (2015). Strategic interviewing to elicit admissions: Making guilty suspects more forthcoming. 2015 American Psychology-Law Society Annual Meeting. San Diego, USA 2015 - 2016