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Dara Mojtahedi is a Lecturer in Psychology for the MSc Investigative Psychology. Dara obtained a first class undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Huddersfield. In 2014  he also completed his MSc in Investigative Psychology at the University of Huddersfield. His dissertation was on the effects of social conformity on eyewitness statements, focussing on the social pressures exerted onto eyewitnesses after witnessing a crime. This research was later developed into a PhD project in 2014. Dara’s main research interests focus around eyewitness behaviour.
Dara Mojtahedi has presented his research in multiple conferences and the emerging findings of his research have become widely accepted by both academics and practitioners within various police forces.

Dara supports public engagement, and is available as a media contact.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Forensic, Investigative and Criminal Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Eyewitness Behaviour (paying particular attention to cognitive biases)

Research Degree Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD projects looking at:
Eyewitness memory and interviews
Psychology in Sports

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Eyewitness Behaviour
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Human Memory
  • Human Trafficking
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Evidence Based Policing


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