Department of Psychology


Feni Kontogianni

  • Role Title: PhD Student
  • Address: King Henry Building, King Henry 1st Street Portsmouth Hampshire PO1 2DY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 6318
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  • Department: Psychology
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I obtained my Bachelor degree in Psychology from Panteion University in Athens (Greece). I hold an MSc in Forensic Psychology with distinction from the University of Maastricht (the Netherlands). For my Master’s dissertation I conducted research on the consequences of non-believed memories on memory reports under the supervision of Professor Lorraine Hope (University of Portsmouth) and Dr Tom Smeets (University of Maastricht).

My PhD is part of the National Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) and as such it provides me with an exciting opportunity to be part of an interdisciplinary research community focusing on the understanding of security threats. My research focuses on the topic of “Information elicitation in intelligence gathering contexts” and examines factors that enhance recall/reporting performance along with the use of innovative tools and techniques in security contexts. I am supervised by Prof Lorraine Hope (UoP), Prof Paul Taylor (University of Lancaster) and Prof Aldert Vrij (UoP).

I am a member of the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology (ICRFP) and a member of the Hope Applied Cognition (HAC) Lab, within the Department of Psychology.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Support tutor on units “Research Methods & Analysis I and II” and “Psychology of Investigations”