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Dan joined the University of Huddersfield in 2012 where he is now a Professor in Department of 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 and perpetrators & victims of gender based violence. 

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 gender-based violence, criminal social identity, sociopathy/psychopathy, criminal thinking styles, mental health in prisons, homicidal behaviour, recidivism and prisonization.

Funded Projects:

Risk factors and outcomes associated with postoperative delirium after cardiac surgery funded by Kolegium Nauk Medycznych, Rzeszow, Poland (70,000)

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 (£4,303,604) 

None in Three UK – funded by URF (£287,720)

None in Three: the prevention of domestic violence in the Caribbean (Barbados and Grenada) - funded by European Union (€400,000)

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

Study on Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on Violence against Children in Tanzania – funded by UNICEF ($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 (£6,000)

Reporting child sexual abuse among childcare professionals – funded by University of Chester Research Grant Scheme (£2,270)

Investigating Criminal Thinking Styles in Maximum Security Prisons – partially supported by Polish Prison Service

QRM-TU Statistical courses (£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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Research Expertise and Interests

  • 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. & Smith, D.


Project: Research

Research Output 2011 2019

Are Prisoners More Psychopathic than Non-forensic Populations? Profiling Psychopathic Traits among Prisoners, Community Adults, University Students, and Adolescents

Boduszek, D., Debowska, A., Sherretts, N., Willmott, D., Boulton, M., Kielkiewicz, K., Popiolek, K. & Hyland, P., 12 Sep 2019, In : Deviant Behavior. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)
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., 3 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Beliefs and Values. 40, 2, p. 187-204 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

education counseling
religious factors

Introduction and Psychometric Validation of the Prison Personnel Trauma Measure (PPTM)

Woodfield, R., Boduszek, D. & Willmott, D., 1 Nov 2019, In : European Journal of Trauma & Dissociation. 3, 4, p. 257-262 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Wounds and Injuries
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
1 Citation (Scopus)
path analysis

Activities 2010 2020

Psychopathy & Criminal Social Identity

Daniel Boduszek (Speaker)
16 Jan 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Diagnosis and Prevalence of Psychopathy Among Various Social Groups

Daniel Boduszek (Keynote speaker)
22 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry (Journal)

Daniel Boduszek (Member of editorial board)
10 Jan 2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

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

Press / Media

Report: Video Games can Actually Reduce Violence as Well as Cause It

Adele Jones, Daniel Boduszek & Gill Kirkman


1 item of Media coverage, 1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

£4.5 million 'domestic violence prevention computer game' chosen to feature at London Design Fair

Adele Jones & Daniel Boduszek


2 items of Media coverage, 1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Major Study to Explore whether Child Abuse Triggers Psychopathy

Daniel Boduszek & Dominic Willmott


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment