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Daniel Hunt is a Lecturer in Psychology for the MSc. Investigative Psychology, MSc. Security Science, and BSc. Psychology with Criminology courses. Daniel obtained a first-class undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Huddersfield in 2014 and has also completed his MSc degree in Investigative Psychology at the University of Huddersfield in which he received a distinction. His MSc dissertation explored the behavioural and psychological narrative roles of both missing adults and missing children.

Daniel has recently completed his PhD that explores the effectiveness of missing children publicity appeals. His main research interests focus primarily around missing persons, geographical offender profiling, and offender narratives of crime. Daniel has presented his research at multiple local, national, and international conferences to both academics, policy makers, and practitioners within numerous police forces.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Missing Persons
  • Investigative and Criminal Psychology
  • Geographical Offender Profiling
  • Offender Narrative Roles
  • Deindividuation


  • Missing Persons
  • Missing Children
  • Missing Adults
  • Eyewitness Behaviour
  • Offender Narratives
  • Investigative and Forensic Psychology
  • Investigative Psychology
  • Violent and Sexual Crime
  • Geographic Offender Profiling

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Research Output 2019 2019

Open Access
number of children
Analysis of Variance

Activities 2016 2019

  • 4 Oral presentation
  • 1 Publication Peer-review
  • 1 Poster presentation

Effectiveness of Missing Children Photograph Appeals: Exploring the Effects of Appeal Frequency and Short Identification Delay

Daniel Hunt (Speaker), Maria Ioannou (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), John Synnott (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
4 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Basic and Applied Social Psychology (Journal)

Daniel Hunt (Reviewer)
May 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

Are Missing Children Appeals Effective in Helping Us Find Them?

Daniel Hunt (Speaker)
21 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Behaviours of Missing Persons: A Narrative Action System Model Exploration

Daniel Hunt (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Maria Ioannou (Speaker), Laura Hammond (Speaker)
13 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPoster presentation

Missing Adults’ and Children’s Behaviours: Exploration of the Narrative Action System Model

Daniel Hunt (Speaker), Maria Ioannou (Speaker), Laura Hammond (Speaker)
Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation