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Profile: Dr Zoe Walkington

Dr Zoe Walkington

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Dr Zoe Walkington's OpenLearn Profile

Profile: Dr Zoe Walkington

Dr Zoe Walkington

About me

Zoe has worked as a full time psychology lecturer since 2003, and started working with the Open University as an Associate Lecturer in 2004. In 2013 she obtained her PhD in Forensic Psychology at the University of Liverpool, and obtained a position working full time for the Open University as a Staff Tutor in late 2014. Since January 2015 she has been seconded to the central psychology department where she is mainly working on the production of postgraduate psychology modules in the area of criminal and investigative psychology.

Zoe regularly works as a consultant providing police training with regard to suspect interviewing, in particular in Merseyside where she involved in advanced specialist interview training for detectives involved in “Tier Three” interviewing (i.e. interviewing serious offenders including murder, serial sexual ------- and terrorism). She provided a training programme for police officers recruited to work on trains in London in the run up to the 2012 Olympics. Recent research grants have involved her in providing “top up” training to police officers involved in counter terrorism interviewing, and also in analysis of the use of Facebook sites by police forces.

In teaching terms, Zoe is currently involved in redeveloping the Postgraduate provision in Psychology and is production chair for a module (DD802 - Investigating forensic psychology). She was also recently involved in a third year module which covers forensic psychology (DD310 – Counselling and forensic psychology: Investigating crime and therapy). 

Dr Zoe Walkington's research