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Dara Mojtahedi


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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. Currently in the completing stages of his PhD in Co-witness influence, 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)


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

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Research Output 2017 2018

Research Personnel

The Missing Link in Training to Detect Deception and its Implications for Justice

Ryan, S., Sherretts, N., Willmott, D., Mojtahedi, D. & Baughman, B. 2018 In : Safer Communities. 17, 1, p. 33-46 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Social Justice
Criminal Law
behavior orientation
interpersonal relation

The Reduction of False Convictions

Mojtahedi, D. 23 Feb 2017 Custodial Review, 81, p. 12 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access