Centre of Forensic Interviewing


Mr Nigel Lee

  • Role Title: Visiting Fellow
  • 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


Nigel joined Hampshire police in 1993 and in 2001 began investigating child abuse in the internet in the wake of Operation Ore. Since that time he has focused his career on investigating sexual and physical offences against children and currently works within the Public Protection Dept. of Hampshire Police. He is trained to Tier 5 level  in suspect interviewing and sits on the Association of Chief Police Officer's sub-group for Effective Practice and Training of Child Protection for the UK.

In 2008 he completed 2 years of studying the psychology of child sex abusers offending with the Behavioural Unit of CEOP and University of Central Lancashire to gain a PGC In Behavioural Forensic  Psychology.  In 2013 he completed his MSc in Criminology and Criminal Psychology with his dissertation focussing on the suspect interviewing of child sex abuse offenders via research about the usefulness of recognised offending theories and models with convicted offenders and Detective level police officers.

He has previously guest lectured at Reading University and currently guest lectures to both Winchester and Portsmouth Universities on Psychology and Criminology degree courses.  He also trains prison staff at the UK's first sex offender only HMP establishment (HMP IOW) in the recognition of grooming behaviour by child sex abuse offenders. He also works with a colleague training and mentoring the first specialised Child Protection Unit in Cambodia and sits on their Advisory Board.