Dr Feni Kontogianni
Senior Research Associate
Feni is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Portsmouth. Her work is focused on the use of information elicitation techniques to facilitate reporting of complex events. She completed her PhD at the University of Portsmouth, and was supervised by Professor Lorraine Hope, Professor Paul Taylor, and Professor Aldert Vrij, as part of the Information Elicitation programme of the Centre for Research & Evidence for Security Threats (CREST - www.crestresearch.ac.uk). CREST is a research hub funded by the UK Government through ESRC. She previously completed her MSc in Forensic Psychology at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands.
She is primarily interested in the use of memory-enhancing techniques in interviewing and in the effects that cognitive and social factors have on reporting information. During her PhD she tested the effectiveness of mnemonics and reporting formats to facilitate retrieval for single and repeated multi-perpetrator events.