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I hold BA (2005) and MA (2012) degrees in Psychology from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. In 2014, I joined the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programme in Legal Psychology. I was supervised by Professors Aldert Vrij and Lorraine Hope and Dr. Samantha Mann at the University of Portsmouth and by Professors Pär Anders Granhag and Leif Strömwall at the University of Gothenburg. I completed my PhD in September 2017, and I am currently working as a Research Associate in Professor Vrij’s research group.

Research Interests

My doctoral thesis project examined various interviewing techniques that may enhance lie detection in forensic contexts. I was specifically interested in eliciting differences in statement consistency between lie tellers and truth tellers. My current work as a Research Associate expands on my thesis project as I use statement consistency in memory-based lie detection. I am also working on other projects to improve lie detection when maps are used as an interview tool and when suspects discuss opinions.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment 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

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., University of Gothenburg

1 Sep 201411 Sep 2017

Award Date: 11 Sep 2017


1 Sep 20148 Sep 2017

Award Date: 8 Sep 2017

MA, American University of Beirut

1 Feb 200924 Oct 2012

Award Date: 24 Oct 2012

BA (Hons), American University of Beirut

1 Oct 200224 Jun 2005

Award Date: 24 Jun 2005


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • lie detection


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