Dominic Pearson


  • King Henry I Street, King Henry Building

    PO1 2DY Portsmouth

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile

Teaching Responsibilities

I am an Associate Professor in Clinical Research and Practice in Forensic Psychology, and Programme Lead for the MSc Forensic Psychology. 

A Registered Forensic Psychologist and a Chartered Psychologist with BPS Fellowship (FBPsS), I have a background with the Probation Service; working with clients across a range of settings including courts, prisons, approved premises, and the open community. 

Research Interests

My research interests revolve around bridging the research/practice divide, particularly with innovative community-oriented approaches to the rehabilitation and management of forensic clients.  See here for a current community partnership to address adult deliberate firesetting.   I supervise research at BSc, MSc, D.Psy, and Ph.D levels. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Head of Psychology, Durham Tees Valley Probation Service

1 Mar 201031 Aug 2012

Qualified Forensic Psychologist, Durham Tees Valley Probation Service

21 Jan 200428 Feb 2010


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