Dr Adam Harvey

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  • Qualifications:BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology (1st class); PhD Psychology; FHEA; CPsychol
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology
  • Department:HAS - Health and Social Sciences
  • Telephone:+4411732 82813
  • Email:Adam3.Harvey@uwe.ac.uk

About me


I studied BSc Forensic Psychology (Hons) at the University of Portsmouth (UoP), obtaining a 1st class classification in 2013 and wining the Departmental John Denis Award for best undergraduate forensic psychology dissertation.

In 2015 I became a full-time Research Associate at the UoP, working on two core projects: a High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG) funded memory-based lie-detection project, and a Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) funded project developing the Verifiability Approach (VA). The outputs from these projects have been published in academic peer-reviewed journals including: Law and Human Behavor and the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (JARMAC).

In 2020 I was appointed Lecturer in Social Psychology at UWE-Bristol, winning the Vice Chancellor's Early Career Researcher Development Award in 2021.

In late 2021 I was awarded my Ph.D. from UoP for a programme of research examining the effects of sub-optimal recall settings (i.e. reporting events after delays, or in contexts when events were incidentally encoded) upon the 'richness of detail' veracity cue.

In June 2022 I became Level 1 co-lead for UWE's undergraduate BSc (Hons) Psychology programmes, and co-module coordinator for the L1 'Introduction to Psychology' core module.  

In September 2022 I was promoted to Senior Lecturer. 

Research Interests:

Verbal lie-detection via proactive psychological interviewing.

Area of expertise

Deception detection using verbal cues; mnemonic-based information elicitation interviewing; counter-interrogation tactics (CITs). 


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