Department of Psychology


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Cody Porter

  • Qualifications: BSc (hons) Psychology, MSc Forensic Psychology
  • Role Title: PhD Student
  • Address: King Henry Building King Henry 1 Street Portsmouth PO1 2DY
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  • Department: Department of Psychology
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I graduated from Bangor University in 2014 with BSc (hons) Psychology, with the main focus of the degree involving Neuropsychology, Theories of Therapeutic Counselling, Advanced Behavioural Analysis and Disorders of Social Cognition. My dissertation involved personality effects on imitation. I graduated from the University of Portsmouth with MSc Forensic Psychology in November 2015, and began my PhD. My masters dissertation investigated the Model Statement and my PhD programme currently involves investigating ways to enhance this.

I am a part time PhD student and I also work in a Forensic Secure Unit, primarily with detained adult males, but occasionally with adult females or adolescents, with complex mental health conditions and/or personality disorders.

Teaching Responsibilities

I have undertaken the Graduate Students' Professional Development (GPROF) mandatory training. I have interviewed third year students on their dissertation projects, and assisted with marking on the following units; introduction into psychology, employability skills, research methods, developmental and social psychology.

I have also delivered lectures introducing Forensic Psychology, and have held formative meetings with students to discuss research methods.


My PhD focuses upon using the Model Statement, a tool designed to prompt truth tellers into providing additional information. My research interests include risks associated with offending, elicitation of information in forensic interviews and deception detection.