Department of Psychology


Dr Axelle Philippon

  • Qualifications: BSc, PGDip, MSc, PhD
  • Role Title: Senior Teaching Fellow
  • Address: King Henry Building, King Henry 1st Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2DY
  • Telephone: (0)23 9284 6312
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  • Department: Department of Psychology
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I came to the University of Portsmouth in 2000 to complete a MSc in Criminal Justice Studies, followed by PhD in forensic psychology (awarded in 2006). My thesis was entitled ‘social, cognitive and methodological aspects in earwitness identification’. I have worked in the Department of Psychology as an associate lecturer since 2001. In addition to working at the University of Portsmouth, I also teach distance-learning students from the Open University.

Teaching Responsibilities

Much of my teaching is with the Msc in Child Forensic Studies: Forensic and Law. I have taught on this master’s course periodically for over five years, offering feedback and support for students and engages in students’ discussions via the Virtual Learning Environment. I am also part of the MSc project’s supervision team. Lastly, I also work at Undergraduate level on various roles (e.g., support tutoring, marking).


My research interests lie in the area of memory and witness testimony/identification.  More specifically, I have a keen interest in the under-researched topic that is earwitness identification.