Professor Ray Bull

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Professor Ray Bull

Emeritus Professor of Forensic Psychology
BSc, MSc , DSc, CForPsychol, FBPsS, FAPS.

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My major interest is the investigative interviewing of suspects , witnesses and victims. I also conduct research on witness memory, including voice recognition.


World Rankings - In March 2021 Ray was informed that Stanford University and Elsevier had created a database of 160,000 top scientists, providing data on the global influence of academic study using a variety of impact metrics such as: citations, h-index and the co-authorship hm-index. Data was analysed for (a) career-long (until the end of 2019) and (b) single year (i.e., 2019) impact. Ray’s name was included in (a) the top 2% of scientists regarding data based across their career and (b) in the top 4% of scientists based on the citation year 2019.

In 2014 Ray became (for three years) ‘President’ of the European Association of Psychology and Law. He was until 2020 ‘Immediate Past President’ (for three years).

In 2012 Ray was made the first Honorary Lifetime Member of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group.

In 2010 Ray was “Elected by acclaim” an Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society “for the contribution made to the discipline of psychology”.

In 2010 Ray received from the Scientific Committee of the Fourth International Conference on Investigative Interviewing a “Special Prize” for his “extensive contributions to investigative interviewing”.

In 2009 he received from the 'International Investigative Interviewing Research Group' the “Senior Academic Award” for his “significant lifetime contribution to the field of investigative interviewing”.

In 2008 he received from the European Association of Psychology and Law an “Award for Life-time Contribution to Psychology and Law”.

In 2008 he received from the British Psychological Society the “Award for Distinguished Contributions to Academic Knowledge in Forensic Psychology”.

In 2005 he received a Commendation from the London Metropolitan Police for “Innovation and professionalism whilst assisting a complex rape investigation”.

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