Senior Research Fellow, University of Portsmouth

Samantha's research interests have moved on from nonverbal deceptive behaviour to developing methods and techniques to enhance interview situations, and question protocols in order to facilitate deception detection. She has recently worked on projects funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group.

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Recent publications

Vrij, A., Leal, S., Mann, S., Vernham, Z. & Brankaert, F. (2015). Translating theory into practice: Evaluating a cognitive lie detection training workshop. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 4, 110-120.
Jundi, S., Vrij, A., Mann, S., Hillman, J. & Hope., L. (2015). I’m a photographer not a terrorist: The use of photography to detect deception. Psychology, Crime and Law, 21,114-126.
Vernham, Z., Vrij, A., Mann, S., Leal, S. & Hillman, J. (2014). Collective interviewing: Eliciting cues to deceit using a turn-taking approach. Psychology, Public Policy and Law, 20, 309-324.
Vrij, A., Mann, S., Jundi, S., Hillman, J. & Hope, L. (2014). Detection of concealment in an information-gathering interview. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28, 860-866.
Shaw, D., Vrij, A., Mann, S., Leal, S. & Hillman, J. (2014). The guilty adjustment: Response trends on the symptom validity test Legal and Criminological Psychology, 19, 240-254
Mann, S., Ewens, S., Shaw, D., Vrij, A., Leal, S. & Hillman, J. (2013). Lying eyes: Why liars seek deliberate eye contact. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 20, 452-461.
Jundi, S., Vrij, A., Hope, L., Mann, S. & Hillman, J. (2013). Establishing evidence through undercover and collective intelligence interviewing. Psychology, Public Policy, & Law, 19, 297-306.
Mann, S., Vrij, A., Nasholm, E., Warmelink, L., Leal, S. & Forrester, D. (2012). The direction of deception: Neuro-linguistic programming as a lie detection tool. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 27, 160-166.
Mann, S., Vrij, A., Leal., S., Granhag., P.A. & Forrester, D. (2012). Windows to the soul? Deliberate eye contact as a cue to detect deceit. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 3, 205-215.
Mann, S., Vrij, A., Shaw, D., Leal, S., Ewens, S., Hillman, J., Granhag, P.A. & Fisher, R. P. (2012). Two heads are better than one? How to effectively use two interviewers to elicit cues to deception. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 18, 324-340.

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