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Matt Kinsella

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Matt Kinsella

Lecturer, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Matt joined UCO in 2016 teaching Psychology, going on to fulfil key roles within both the Criminology and Psychology teams.

He has been involved in research looking at the psychology of offending, identifying ‘guilty knowledge’ in suspects, expanding on existing research around lie detection regarding criminal actions of suspects. He also has broader interests within health psychology, looking at the moderation of pain perception with the use of altered states of consciousness.

Matt has used his working experiences as a mentor, coach, and trainer to develop his person focused, motivational teaching practice.



Research Activities

Examining the Validity of the Concealed Information Test



BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies,
MSc Investigative Psychology,
PGCE (lifelong learning)

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