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Biography

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)

Keywords

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

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Research Output 2017 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

A preliminary investigation on the performance of brain-injured witnesses on target-absent line-up procedures.

Gibert, C. & Mojtahedi, D., 4 May 2019, In : Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. 26, 3, p. 480-495 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
witness
brain
Brain
performance
Aptitude

"High Prevalence and Magnitude of Rapid Weight Loss in Mixed Martial Arts Athletes

Hillier, M., Sutton, L., James, L., Mojtahedi, D., Keay, N. & Hind, K., 1 Sep 2019, In : International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 29, 5, p. 512-517 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Martial Arts
Athletes
Weight Loss
Body Weight
Sports
Communication
Crime
Research
2 Citations (Scopus)

Group size, misinformation and unanimity influences on co-witness judgements

Mojtahedi, D., Ioannou, M. & Hammond, L., 3 Sep 2018, In : Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. 29, 5, p. 844-865 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Research Personnel

Activities 2015 2019

The Psychological Profile of Serial Killers

Dara Mojtahedi (Speaker)
11 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

The Effects of Perceived Intelligence and Authority on Co-witness Influence

Dara Mojtahedi (Speaker), Maria Ioannou (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Laura Hammond (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
12 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Heliyon (Journal)

Dara Mojtahedi (Reviewer)
1 Mar 2019 → …

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

Can you trust your own memories?

Dara Mojtahedi (Speaker)
25 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

SAGE Open (Journal)

Dara Mojtahedi (Reviewer)
13 Feb 2019

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

Press / Media

Who started the fight?

Dara Mojtahedi

18/12/17

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

New research reveals how little we can trust eyewitnesses

Dara Mojtahedi

13/07/1717/07/17

2 media contributions

Press/Media: Research

How to make your New Year resolutions stick

Dara Mojtahedi

7/01/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment