Dr Emma Palmer

Reader in Forensic Psychology

Contact details:

EmmaDepartment of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
University of Leicester
George Davies Centre (GDC)
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH
Tel: 0116 229 7048
E-mail: ejp8@le.ac.uk


Personal Statement:

I hold a BA (Hons) in Social & Political Science from Cambridge University and a PhD in Forensic Psychology from Birmingham University. I subsequently spent 18 months as a postdoctoral researcher at Leicester University, before taking up a lectureship here at Leicester. During my time at Leicester I have worked in a number of departments including Psychology; Psychiatry; Health Sciences; and Neuroscience, Psychology & Behaviour.

My research examines the development of antisocial behaviour, aggression and offending, with specific reference to social cognition; health, well-being and disease in prisons; and interventions to reduce offending. Funders of my research include the Ministry of Justice, Prison & Probation Service, Home Office, Health Foundation and the Sentencing Council. Current/recent research projects include a process evaluation of the Drug Recovery Prison at HMP Holme House and evaluation of digital technology in prisons. I am currently developing research on health and disease in prisons.

I am the co-lead for the Prison Research Network at Leicester, and co-lead the research strand for Health, Well-being and Disease in Prisons.



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