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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)

Research Expertise and Interests

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

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Research Output

An examination of stigmatising attributions about mental illness amongst police custody staff

Wainwright, A. & Mojtahedi, D., 1 Jan 2020, In : International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. 68, 8 p., 101522.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    "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
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Activities

    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

    BBC Radio Leeds Interview about Essex Lorry Deaths

    Dara Mojtahedi

    24/10/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Improving Witness Testimony

    Dara Mojtahedi

    18/07/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    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