Fiona Gabbert

Professor of Psychology, Goldsmiths University of London

Fiona Gabbert is a Professor of Psychology at Goldsmiths University of London. She is Chair of the Scientific Committee of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG), and Director of the Forensic Psychology Unit (Goldsmiths).

Fiona has an international reputation for her research in the fields of suggestibility of memory and evidence-based investigative interviewing.

She has developed innovative ways to improve the usability, credibility, and reliability of evidence from eyewitnesses, that have had an important impact on police operational procedure and policy in the UK and internationally.

Fiona is an Associate Editor for the journal Memory, and sits on the Editorial Board for Applied Cognitive Psychology.

She is currently acting as an academic expert on the College of Policing’s Investigative Interviewing Guideline Committee to develop ‘Authorised Professional Practice’ for eliciting Initial Account Interviews.

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Recent Publications

  • Gabbert, F., Hope, L., Carter E., Boon, R., & Fisher, R. (2015). The role of initial witness accounts within the investigative process. In G. Oxburgh, T. Myklebust, T. Grant, & R. Milne (Eds.). Communication in Investigative and Legal Contexts: Integrated Approaches from Forensic Psychology, Linguistics and Law Enforcement. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Gabbert, F. & Brown, C. (2015). Interviewing for face identification. In T. Valentine, & J. P. Davis, (Eds.), Forensic Facial Identification: Theory and Practice of Identification from Eyewitnesses, Composites and CCTV. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Hope, L., Gabbert, F., Fisher, R. P. & Jamieson, K (2014). Protecting and enhancing eyewitness memory: The impact of an initial recall attempt on performance in an interview. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 304-313.
  • St-Yves, M., Griffiths, A., Cyr, M., Gabbert, F., Carmans, M., Sellie, C., Bruneau, G. & Powell, M. (2014).  Training in Investigative Interviewing: observations and challenges. In M. St-Yves & A. Griffiths (Eds.). Investigative Interviewing: The Essential Handbook of best practices, (245-269). Canada: Carswell.
  • Ridley, A. M., Gabbert, F., & La Rooy, D. J. (Eds.) (2013). Suggestibility in Legal Contexts: Psychological Research and Forensic Implications. London: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Gabbert, F., Hope, L. & Fisher, R. P. (2009). Protecting Eyewitness Evidence: Examining the Efficacy of a Self-Administered Interview Tool. Law & Human Behavior, 33, 298-307.

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