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Mrs Louise Jupe

Louise Jupe


In 2004, I graduated from Bournemouth University with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology and Computing. My dissertation explored the use of leading questions when presented via computer-mediated communication as opposed to face-to-face communication. I then went on to complete a two year postgraduate diploma in Child Development and Social Psychology whilst I began teaching A Level Psychology and Criminology. In 2009, I graduated the University of Portsmouth with an MSc in Forensic Psychology. My dissertation looked at juvenile lie detection abilities and I was awarded the Elizabeth Loftus award for my research, for which I gained a distinction.

Research Interests

In 2014, I started a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Aldert Vrij, Dr Sharon Leal and Prof. Galit Nahari. My first study investigated the Verifiability Approach as a tool to detect Identity Deception within truthful and deceptive verbal statements. My second study examined Identity Deception within recruitment interviews by looking at Reality Monitoring and the use of specific types of language. I am currently looking more closely at a specific interview technique to elicit differences between individuals who lie and tell the truth about their identity, namely a Reversed Questioning Protocol (RQP). I am also looking at strategies used by liars when preparing to be interviewed about their identity in addition to how our understanding of autobiographical memory can be used to differentiate between identity liars and truth tellers. In October 2015 I began a Research Associate position, funded by the HIG and CREST, under the supervision of Prof. Aldert Vrij. This research investigates both memory-based lie detection, collaborative interviewing and lie detection and the Verifiability Approach. It has also enabled me to continue research on the RQP. 

I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), the BPS Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP), the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC), the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG), the European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL) the Association for Psychological Science (APS), the American Psychological Asociation (APA), the APA of Experimental Psychology, the APA of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, the of APA Behaviour Analysis and the APA Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

Teaching Responsibilities

I have undertaken the Graduate Students' Professional Development (GPROF) mandatory training. I currently work as a PTHP lecturer for Biological Forensic Psychology, Research Methods and Individual Differences and Psychometrics. I have assisted with the delivery of Level 6 Introduction to Psychological Science and Final Year Project Interviews. I have also given lectures related to Deception Detection to Level 7 (MSc) Forensic Psychology students. I am an RBL supervisor, allowing L5 students an opportunity to gain hands-on research experience and have worked with numerous volunteer research Assistants within the Department of Psychology.  

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