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Mrs Louise Jupe

Research Associate

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 Dr. 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 specific interview techniques to elicit differences between individuals who lie and tell the truth about their identity, namely a Reversed Questioning Protocol (RQP) in which we aim to identify differences between liars and truth tellers when they are given the chance to provide their own interview questions. I am also looking at strategies used by liars when preparing to be interviewed about their identity. 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.

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) and the European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL).

Teaching responsibilities

I have undertaken the Graduate Students' Professional Development (GPROF) mandatory training. I work as a PTHP lecturer for Biological Forensic Psychology, Research Methods and Individual Differences and Psychometrics. I have assisted with marking for Level 6 Introduction to Psychological Science, Biological Forensic Psychology, Research Methods Individual Differences and Psychometrics and also Final Year Project Interviews. 

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