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Dr Axelle Philippon

Senior Teaching Fellow

Axelle Philippon


I came to the University of Portsmouth in 2000 to complete a MSc in Criminal Justice Studies, followed by PhD in forensic psychology (awarded in 2006). My thesis was entitled ‘social, cognitive and methodological aspects in earwitness identification’. I have worked in the Department of Psychology since 2001. In addition to working at the University of Portsmouth, I also teach distance-learning students from the Open University

Teaching Responsibilities

I specialise in distance learning courses and I am currently involved in the MSc in Child Forensic Studies and  the Professional Doctorate in Forensic Psychology. I am unit co-ordinator of four units:

- Child Development and Young Offenders (MSc CFS)

- Communication and Interviewing Vulnerable Witnesses (MSc CFS)

- Proposal for Professional Research and Development Project (Prof Doc Forensic Psychology)

- Publication and Dissemination (Prof Doc Forensic Psychology)


Research Interests

Eyewitness and Earwitness ID and memory

Cognitive bias in decision making

Crimes against children (i.e. neglect, abuse, cybercrime)

Child Sex Offenders

Expert evidence

Interviewing vulnerable witnesses

Cybercrime (sex crimes and cyberbullying)

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