Centre of Forensic Interviewing


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Dr Dave Walsh

  • Role Title: Visiting Academic
  • Address: St George's Building, 141 High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 3927
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  • Department: Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Dr Dave Walsh is University Reader in Criminal investigation at the University of Derby. A former practitioner with over twenty years experience in the investigation of frauds, Dave changed careers to academia after obtaining a MSc in Criminal Justice at the University of Portsmouth. His prize winning dissertation concerned whether those trained in the PEACE model led to improved interview performance. Two academic papers based on this dissertation were published in peer reviewed journals. Having taught at Newcastle, Leicester and Leicester DeMontfort Universities, Dave joined Derby in 2006. He successfully defended his PhD thesis in 2010, taken at the University of Leicester, which focussed upon developing a framework for interviewing fraud suspects. Dave has published many peer- reviewed journal articles, as well as writing/editing books or book chapters on the subject of investigative interviewing. He has developed both a national and international reputation fopr his research, presenting talks at academic conferences and to professional audiences around the world on the subject of investigative interviewing. A founder member of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group, Dave is currently edtor of the Group's journal: Investigative Intervieiwing: Research and Practice.