Dr Camilla Elphick becomes a lecturer in psychology and joins the Centre as a Hub member. Here she tells us more about her new role...
"I am very excited to have started a new role as a Lecturer in psychology. As part of my new role, I will liaise between CPRL and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) as a Hub member. This will include finding engaging ways to communicate ideas between researchers and practitioners, finding solutions to research dilemmas, and matching research needs to expertise and resources.
My last role was working as a postdoctoral Research Associate on the Citizen Forensic project. In this capacity, I led research exploring how to develop and improve digital policing, a project that demonstrated that searching for a criminal online can affect eyewitness identification accuracy, and was a key player in the creation of an online Gratitude Tree.
I will continue to be involved in citizen forensic research exploring areas such as policing legitimacy (e.g. stop and search practices) and green criminology (e.g. pro-environmental policing or community initiatives). I am most interested in cognitive forensic psychology (e.g. eyewitness memory) and the conceptualisation and development of well-crafted digital technology for good (e.g. apps to complement existing policing).
I look forward to taking on this new role at a time of rapid change where there is urgent need to consider the future of policing. I love research that finds creative ways of tackling real-world issues and look forward to sharing project ideas. If you are interested in finding out more about me, please go to my Open University webpage." Dr Camilla Elphick