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Fiona Wadie is the Associate Head (Academic), and a Principal Lecturer at Portsmouth University in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. 

Fiona has most recently conducted research exploreing police officer and police staff wellbeing as part of an impact evaluation. Her research interests relate to policing, police officers, and research methods more broadly.

She completed her doctoral research looking at the practices and processes of investigative interviewing by police officers in England and Wales at the University of Surrey. It considered how various factors, including: formal (e.g. legislation); informal (e.g. police culture) and structural issues (e.g. training), impact and influence the practice of the police when conducting an investigative interview with a suspect, victim or witness. She has previously spent time working at the National Centre for Social Research, specialising in Questionnaire Design as part of the Survey Methods Unit.

Research Interests

  • Police wellbeing
  • Police investigations and police culture
  • Investigative interviewing
  • Police specialisms - particularly police divers
  • Research methods

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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

External Examiner - Sociology and Criminology, Bath Spa University

Oct 2014Sept 2018


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