Lynsey Gozna

Teaching Fellow in Applied and Forensic Psychology
PhD (Portsmouth)

Lynsey Gozna Email: lfg6@le.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)116 229 7177
Fax: +44 (0)116 229 7196

Room 1.15
Centre for Medicine
Department of Neuroscience, Psychology & Behaviour
University of Leicester,
Leicester,
LE1 7RH
UK.

Research Interests and Techniques

Lynsey’s applied forensic teaching, research and practice experience has and continues to be in the development of tailored approaches to working in applied forensic settings and her work emphasises the importance of personality, motive, mindset and the assessment of risk.  The objective of her approach is to increase the effectiveness of practitioner work across and within a range of forensic settings when working with complex and challenging cases.

She has variously worked on a number of collaborative projects including (i) Homicide Prevention (lone females, honour based, serial, sex worker and mental health related murder) – Metropolitan Police, (ii) Kidnap, Organised Crime and Firearms in collaboration with the National Crime Agency, (iii) Serial Sexual Offenders in collaboration with Broadmoor Hospital, and (iv) Revenge motivated offending and the implications for practitioner decision-making in secure and community forensic mental health.

Lynsey’s research is driven by the demands of the practice related work she undertakes and is currently focused on the multi-agency response to child sexual exploitation (CSE), sexual offence investigation and management and incorporating paraphilic interests and needs into risk assessments of sexual offenders.

Recent Publications

Gozna, L. F. (in press). Assessing firesetters.  In K. Browne, A. R. Beech, & L. Craig (Eds.), Assessment in Forensic Practice: A Handbook.  (pp. **-**). Chichester: Wiley.

Gozna, L. F. & Boon, J. C. W. (2015). Drawn to the Nectars of Negativity. The Psychologist, 28 (11), 940-941.

Gozna, L. F. (2013).   The Academic Perspective.  In B. O’Mahony (Ed.), So you want to be a forensic psychologist? (pp.79-85).

Gozna, L. F. (2013).  Psychological Profiling.  In Psychology Review, London: Hodder Education Group.

Gozna, L. F. (2012).  Interview with Dr Julian Boon – Forensic / Clinical Psychology Consultant to the National Policing Improvements Agency.  Investigative Interviewing: Research and Practice. 4 (1), 31-34.

Taylor, R. & Gozna, L. F.  (2011). Deception: A young persons’ life skill?  Hove: Psychology Press.

Gozna, L. F. & Boon, J. C. W. (2010). Interpersonal deception detection. In J. Brown & E. Campbell (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psychology. (pp. 484-491). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Boon, J. C. W., & Gozna, L. F. (2009). Firing pea-shooters at elephants.  The Psychologist, 22 (9), 762-764.

Gozna, L. F. & Horvath, M. A. H. (2009). Investigative interviewing. In S. Tong, R. Bryant, & M. A. H. Horvath (Eds.) Understanding Criminal Investigation. (pp. 115-133). Chichester: Wiley.

Holden, A., Gozna, L. F., & Richards, L. (2009). Prostitute homicide: The influence of prior relationship on perpetrator behaviour.  In D. Canter, M. Ioannou, & D. Youngs (Eds.) Safer sex on the streets: The experience and management of street prostitution.  (pp. 31-50). Aldershot: Ashgate.

Boon, J. C. W., Gozna, L. F. & Hall, S. (2008). Detecting ‘faking bad’ on the Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scales.  Personality and Individual Differences, 44,  263–272

Gozna, L. F. (2008).  Interviewing and deception techniques.  In K. Fritzon & P. Wilson (Eds.), Forensic and Criminal Psychology: An Australian Perspective. (pp. 151-164). Australia: McGraw-Hill.

Gozna, L. F. & Prendergast, J. (2008). Increasing innovation in applied research: Bridging the investigative-clinical divide.  In L. Rayment & L. Falshaw (Eds.) Issues in Forensic Psychology (No.8)  (pp. 12-22). Leicester: The British Psychological Society.

Gozna, L. F. (2007). Tackling ecological validity: Conducting observations in a police-suspect interview.  In L. Falshaw & L. Rayment (Eds.), Issues in Forensic Psychology (No. 6) Division of Forensic Psychology Conference 2006: Invited Symposiums.  (pp. 57-63). Leicester: The British Psychological Society.

Cann, J., Friendship, C. & Gozna, L. F. (2007). Assessing crossover in a sample of sexual offenders with multiple victims.  Legal and Criminological Psychology. 12(1), 149-163.

Gozna, L. F. & Sully, L. (2006).  Liar, Liar. Janes Police Review. April 14th 2006.

Recent Presentations

Gozna, L. F. & Cuddihy, M. (2016).  Offending beyond belief: A holistic, psychologically informed police practice model for the management and investigation of sexual offenders.  Breakout session to be delivered at the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers Conference, Brighton, UK, 28-30 September.

Reid, I. D., Gozna, L. F. & Boon, J. C. W. (2016).  Toward a holistic model of deception: Theoretical developments and practitioner applications.  Paper presented at the International Investigative Interviewing Research Annual Conference, London, 22-24 June.

Reid, I. D., Gozna, L. F. & Boon, J. C. W. (2016).  Risk Assessment in Deception: Presenting DARN and DRAT.  Paper presented at the International Investigative Interviewing Research Annual Conference, London, 22-24 June.

Gozna, L. F. & Lawday, R. (2016). CAPTIVE: A psychological model for the multi-agency identification, investigation and management of Child Sexual Exploitation cases.  Poster presented at the Home Office Research Exhibition, London, 16 June.

Gozna, L. F. & Lawday, R. (2016).  CAPTIVE and Controlled: A psychological formulation and risk model for the multi-agency investigation and management of Child Sexual Exploitation.  Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference, Brighton, UK, 14-16 June.

Gozna, L. F. & Blockley, J. (2016).  Understanding psychological complexities of Perpetrator-Victim dynamics.  Seminar Discussion Group presented at the NWG 3rd Annual Conference on Child Sexual Exploitation, Nottingham, UK, 18–19 April.

Gozna, L. F. & Johnson, L. (2016).  Understanding the offender: Critical consideration of personality, motive, mind-set and associated risk.  Seminars (x4) presented at the BLAST Yorkshire Child Sexual Exploitation Conference, Bradford, UK, 17 February.

Gozna, L. F. & Boon, J. C. W. (2016).  Interpreting and Assessing Benign and Malign Sexual and Non-Sexual Necrophilous Interest in Criminal Cases.  Paper presented to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Las Vegas, US, 22-26 Feb.

Boon, J. C. W. & Gozna, L. F. (2016).  A Scientist-Practitioner Working Model for the Identification and Case Management of Sadistic Offenders.  Paper presented to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Las Vegas, US, 22-26 Feb.

Gozna, L. F. & Blockley, J. (2016).  Understanding psychological complexities of Perpetrator / Victim Dynamics.  Paper presented at the Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation Conference, Leicester and Lancashire Police, Leicester, UK, 4 February.

Gozna, L. F. (2015).  The high risk 'lifestyle': Formulating an understanding of risk in the police management of sexual offenders.  Poster presented at the NOTA Annual International Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 16-18 Sept.

Gozna, L. F. & Lawday, R. (2015).  An applied scientist-practitioner model for the assessment of deceptive high stake future intent in forensic and security settings: Incorporating consideration of personality, motive, mindset and risk.  Poster presented at DECEPTICON: International Conference on Deceptive Behavior, Cambridge, UK, 24-26 August.

Reid, I. R., Gozna, L. F. & Boon, J. C. W. (2015).  Deception and cyber-deception detection: Exploring the effect of culture.  Poster presented at DECEPTICON: International Conference on Deceptive Behavior, Cambridge, UK, 24-26 August.

Boon, J. C. W. & Gozna, L. F. (2015).  A practitioner working model for the identification and case management of Sadistic Offenders.  Paper presented at the 25th European Association of Psychology and Law Conference, Nuremberg, Germany, 4-7 August.

Gozna, L. F., McMurran, M. & Chou, S. (2015).  A scientist-practitioner model for understanding revenge oriented acts: Personality, mindset, and risk.  Paper presented at the 25th European Association of Psychology and Law Conference, Nuremberg, Germany, 4-7 August.

Gozna, L. F. & Boon, J. C. W. (2015).  Assessing deceptive high stake future intent in forensic and security settings: Incorporating consideration of personality, motive, mindset, and risk.  Paper presented at the 25th European Association of Psychology and Law Conference, Nuremberg, Germany, 4-7 August.

Gozna, L. F., McMurran, M. & Chou, S. (2015).  The Patterns, Motivations, and Mindsets of Revenge Oriented, Personality Disordered Patients.  Paper presented at IALMH Conference, Vienna, Austria, July 12-17.

Walter, R. D., Boon, J. C. W., & Gozna, L. F., & Torrissen, T. (2015).  Crime Assessment and Mental Health.  Paper presented at IALMH Conference, Vienna, Austria, July 12-17.

Gozna, L. F. (2015).  Case Risk Intervention: Psychologically Informing Multi-Agency Public Protection.  Paper presented at the Sexual Offender Research and Practice Conference, Lincoln, UK, May 14.

Teaching Activities

Teaching includes areas of applied and social psychology across the undergraduate degree programmes.

Professional Activities

Chartered Psychologist
Chartered Scientist
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

Associate Member of the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of Lincoln
Qualified as a Negotiator in Crisis Management and Hostage Incidents
Qualified Trainer in Child Sexual Exploitation (Basic and Intermediate CPD Accredited and OFSTED Recognised Courses)
Member of the National Working Group Network (Child Sexual Exploitation)
Member of the National Arson Prevention Forum

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