Department of Psychology


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Mr Aleksandras Izotovas

  • Qualifications: MSc
  • Role Title: PhD Student
  • Address: King Henry Building King Henry I Street Portsmouth PO1 2DY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 6318
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  • Department: Psychology
  • Faculty: Science


I obtained my Bachelors (2008) and Masters (2010) degrees from Vilnius University in Lithuania. During my bachelor studies I took part in the research project which aimed at adapting violence risk assessment tool HCR-20 in the Lithuanian forensic settings. As for my master thesis, I analysed psychological aspects of experts' parole decision making. I also obtained second master's degree in Maastricht University (2012). My research for the master thesis was on malingering of dissociative amnesia and its' association with psychopathic personality traits and coaching.

In 2012-2015 I was working as a psychologist within the Lithuanian police system (Lithuanian Police School and Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau). Responsibilities included training police officers, psychological screening of candidates for intelligence officers' positions and investigative interviewing.

I started my PhD in the University of Portsmouth in September 2015 offered by the Erasmus-Mundus Joint Doctorate program in Legal Psychology (the House of Legal Psychology).


Deception detection in forensic contexts, investigative interviewing, suggestibility and false confessions, psychological issues in criminal intelligence settings.

Navickienė, Ž., Izotovas, A. (2013). Ikiteisimio tyrimo pareigūno profesionalumo dimensijos: profesinė komptetencija ir asmeninės savybės. [Proffesionalism dimensions of criminal investigator: the role of professional competence and personality traits]. Visuomenės saugumas ir viešoji tvarka, 10, 146-164.