Department of Psychology


Professor Lorraine Hope

  • Qualifications: BA, MSc and PhD
  • Role Title: Professor of Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Address: King Henry Building, King Henry 1st Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2DY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 6329
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  • Department: Department of Psychology
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I joined the Department as a Lecturer in 2004. Prior to this, I was a researcher at the University of Aberdeen and worked on a number of projects examining the particular strengths and vulnerabilities associated with eyewitnesses and, in particular, older eyewitnesses. During this period, I also worked with the Eyewitness Research Group and the local Grampian Police on associated projects, including the production of facial composites, such as E-fits. I also have an interest in jury systems and biases associated with juror and jury decision-making and my doctoral work examined the impact of biases on memory and decision-making.

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Teaching Responsibilities

I am Unit Co-ordinator for the following Units:

  • Psychology and the legal process (MSc Forensic Psychology)
  • Cognitive and Social Psychological Perspective on Persuasion & Influence (BSc Psychology; BSc Psychology & Criminology)
  • Introduction to Cognitive Processes (BSc Psychology; BSc Psychology & Criminology).   


I am a member of the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology (ICRFP) within the Department of Psychology.

Interviewing eyewitnesses: Enhancing output quantity and diagnosing accuracy.Collaborators:  Professor Neil Brewer (Flinders University) and Dr Fiona Gabbert (University of Abertay)

Memory Contamination and Co-witness Interactions; Collaborator: Fiona Gabbert (University of Abertay).

Design & Development of a Scene of Crime Recall Tool. Collaborators: Fiona Gabbert (University of Abertay);  Professor Ron Fisher (Florida International University)

A Survey of Practitioners' Beliefs regarding Trauma and Memory. Collaborators: James Ost (University of Portsmouth); Professor Chris French (Goldsmiths); Daniel Wright (University of Sussex) & Simon Easton (University of Portsmouth).


Research profile

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