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Personal profile



  • Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Policing 2019- University of Huddersfield
  • Senior Lecturer in Criminology 2017-2019 – Leeds Beckett University
  • Lecturer in Criminology 2016-2017- Leeds Trinity University
  • Head of Criminology 2014-2016 – University of Essex Online


Qualifications & Recognition

  • Nominated and shortlisted for Best Lecturer of the Year 2019 by Leeds Beckett University Students’ Union
  • Awarded PhD from the University of Huddersfield in 2016 after conducting a rigorous analysis of the assessment of malingering following road traffic accidents in the UK
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and awarded a PGCert in Higher Education in 2016
  • Awarded MSc in Investigative Psychology with Distinction in 2013 from the University of Huddersfield
  • Awarded BSc in Psychology in 2012 from the University of Hull



  • Editorial Member of the Police Journal
  • Awarded the Wayman Mullins best journal article of the year award (2017) by the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology
  • Extensive research experience working with Forensic Psychiatrists and Psychologists to understand and improve the detection of malingering and feigned mental disorders
  • Extensive research experience working with national and international police organisations to understand and improve the wellbeing of police employees
  • Extensive research experience working with UK police organisations to design and implement research

External positions

External Examiner , University of Central Lancashire

External Examiner , York St John University

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Policing
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Criminal Psychology

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Research Output

Knowledge of Depression and Malingering: An Exploratory Investigation

Cartwright, A. & Donkin, R., 1 Feb 2020, In : Europe's Journal of Psychology. 16, 1, p. 32-44 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Cognitive and Emotional Stressors of Child Homicide Investigations on U.K. and Danish Police Investigators

    Roach, J., Sharratt, K., Cartwright, A. & Skou Roer, T., 1 Aug 2018, In : Homicide Studies. 22, 3, p. 296-320 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)