Centre of Forensic Interviewing


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Ms Anita Grzybek

  • Qualifications: MSc (Hons) Re-socialisation Pedagogy (University of Opole, Poland), MSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Psychology (University of Portsmouth), BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care (University of Southampton)
  • Role Title: PhD Student
  • Address: St George's Building, 141 High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 3927
  • Email: anita.grzybek@myport.ac.uk
  • Department: Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Anita comes from a diverse professional background. She obtained a first class honours MSc in Re-socialisation Pedagogy at the University of Opole in Poland. After completing her studies in Poland she moved to the UK where she joined the University of Southampton and successfully completed a BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care. She has worked in various settings including prisons and police custody which encouraged her to further her education in Criminal Studies. She completed MSc (Hons) in Criminology and Criminal Psychology at the University of Portsmouth and she is currently working towards her PhD at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth under the supervision of Dr Becky Milne.


Anita examined life and career aspirations of prisoners in Nysa Prison in Poland. She also piloted innovative research in the field of Polish police investigative interview techniques. Currently, she is conducting an experiment in which she is examining how the presence of an interpreter in the free recall phase of a police interview impacts the quality, quantity and veracity of elicited information. She is also measuring the impact of various interpreting methods used on elicited data during investigative interviews.