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Dan joined the University of Huddersfield in 2012 where he is now a Professor of Criminal Psychology, and Director of Quantitative Research Methods Training Unit (QRM-TU). He has extensive international experience of working in forensic settings, including maximum security prisons for recidivistic violent offenders. He is a founding Editor of Journal of Criminal Psychology (Editor-in-Chief 2010-2015), Associate Editor of Frontiers in Psychology (Forensic and Legal) and Deviant Behavior. He is also an editorial board member of Journal of Criminal Justice, PLOS ONE, Polish Psychological Bulletin, and Current Issues in Personality Psychology. Dan is a reviewer for grant applications submitted to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Medical Research Council (MRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and National Science Centre (NCN-Polish Government Fund). He was invited to review professorial promotion applications in European and African universities. He is a recipient of Rector’s Research Award 2017 (Poland) for his overall contribution to psycho-criminology research. Together with colleagues, he received Albert Ellis Award for Research 2014 and Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013. Dan was appointed to advisory board of ‘CONTEXT’ (Collaborative Network for Training and Excellence in psycho-traumatology) project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 scheme (€3.3 million). 

Research Expertise and Interests

Dan currently collaborates with a number of prison services around the world. He is the author of the Integrated Psychosocial Model of Criminal Social Identity (IPM-CSI) and a new model of psychopathy (Psychopathic Personality Traits Model – PPTM). Dan is also an experienced quantitative research methodologist with special interest in survey design, psychometric validation of measures, experimental/quasi experimental design, and advanced multivariate statistics. Dan’s research and publications include psychopathy, criminal social identity and criminal thinking styles, mental health in prisons, homicidal behaviour, recidivism and prisonization, violence against women and children, and child abuse and neglect.

Funded Projects:

None in Three (India, Jamaica, Uganda) A Centre for the Development, Application, Research and Evaluation of Prosocial Games for the Prevention of Gender-based Violence - funded by The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)/AHRC (Co-Principal Investigator) - £4,303,604 

None in Three UK – funded by URF (Co-Applicant & Work Package Leader) - £287,720

None in Three (Barbados and Grenada) - funded by European Union (Co-Applicant & Work Package Leader) - €400,000

Prevalence and variation in antidepressant prescribing across Northern Ireland – funded by ESRC (Co-Investigator) - £136,971

Study on Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on Violence against Children in Tanzania – funded by UNICEF (Co-Applicant) - $282,082

Interpersonal violence against women and children among national prison sample in Poland – partially funded by Polish Prison Service, University of Huddersfield, and University of Chester (Principal Investigator) - £6,000

Reporting child sexual abuse among childcare professionals – funded by University of Chester Research Grant Scheme in 11/2015 (Co-Investigator) - £2,270

Investigating Criminal Thinking Styles in Maximum Security Prisons – partially supported by Polish Prison Service (Principal Investigator)

QRM-TU Statistical courses (PI) - £11,370

Other income: Statistical consultancies for projects funded by Economic and Social Research Institute, Research and Innovation Centre, The Honourable the Irish Society, Family Support Agency, and Office of the Minister for Children, and Invited External Statistical Courses – approx. £50,000

Research Degree Supervision

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  • Psychopathy
  • Intelligence and Emotional Response
  • Psychopathy in Prison Population
  • Psychology of Homicide
  • Personality and Crime
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Gender Based Violence and Abuse
  • Criminal Social Identity
  • Criminal Cognitions
  • Criminal Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Criminology

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Projects 2016 2021

Ni3: None in Three

Jones, A., Ma, M. E., Trotman Jemmott, E., Da Breo, H., Gibbs, G., Boduszek, D., Debowska, A., Tannis, D., Rose, L. R., Joseph, D., Kirkman, G. & Buckmire, T.


Project: ResearchEU Government

Research Output 2011 2019

Wechsler Scales

Empirical Investigation of a Postmodern Model of Spirituality within the Population of Republic of Ireland

Kielkiewicz, K., Ó Mathúna, C., McLaughlin, C. & Boduszek, D., 13 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Beliefs and Values.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

education counseling
religious factors

A Psychodynamic-Behaviourist Investigation of Russian Sexual Serial Killer Andrei Chikatilo

Willmott, D., Boduszek, D. & Robinson, R., 4 May 2018, In : Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. 29, 3, p. 498-507 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Sex Offenses
Biological Factors
4 Citations

Can We Use Hare’s Psychopathy Model within Forensic and Non-Forensic Populations? An Empirical Investigation

Debowska, A., Boduszek, D., Dhingra, K., Sherretts, N., Willmott, D. & DeLisi, M., 2018, In : Deviant Behavior. 39, 2, p. 224-242 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Self Report
construct validity

Evaluating service user pedagogy in UK higher education: Validating the Huddersfield Service User Pedagogy Scale

Tobbell, J., Boduszek, D., Kola-Palmer, S., Vaughan, J. & Hargreaves, J., Apr 2018, In : Nurse Education Today. 63, p. 81-86 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Activities 2010 2018

Psychology of Gangs

Daniel Boduszek (Keynote speaker)
8 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Frontiers in Psychology (Journal)

Daniel Boduszek (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

IV International Congress of Forensic Psychiatry

Daniel Boduszek (Chair)
21 Apr 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

Psychopathy and Sexual Abuse

Daniel Boduszek (Speaker)
11 Dec 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

A New Method of Profiling Psychopathy

Daniel Boduszek (Speaker)
24 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk