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Last updated 27th March 2023


Daniel is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic and Investigative Psychology. He obtained a first-class undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Huddersfield in 2014 and had completed his MSc degree in Investigative Psychology at the University of Huddersfield in 2015 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 explored the effectiveness of missing children publicity appeals. This research explored the factors associated with improving the effectiveness of missing children publicity appeals for the descriptions used in appeals, the type and number of photographs used in appeals, the type of design of the appeals, and factors associated with why people do or do not contact the police to report a potential sighting of a missing child.

His main research interests focus primarily around missing persons and offender narratives of crime. Other research interests include geographical offender profiling, prospective person memory, eyewitness testimony, facial recognition, problematic gambling and the own-race and other-race bias effect.

Daniel has presented his research at numerous local, national, and international conferences to both academics, policy makers, and practitioners within numerous police forces. He has also consulted with a number of police forces relating to aspects associated with missing persons and criminal narratives.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Missing Persons
  • Missing Children
  • Missing Adults
  • Eyewitness Behaviour
  • Offender Narratives
  • Investigative and Forensic Psychology
  • Investigative and Criminal Psychology
  • Violent and Sexual Crime
  • Geographic Offender Profiling
  • Facial Recognition
  • Prospective Memory
  • Problematic Gambling
  • Gaming Disorder
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Offender Profiling
  • Criminal Profiling
  • Prospective Person Memory


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