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Dr. David La Rooy 

PhD MSc BA CPsychol CSci AFBPsS

I received my B.A., M.Sc., and Ph.D degrees from the University of Otago in New Zealand. After completing my M.Sc., I worked as a researcher for a Cognitive Psychology Laboratory, ADHD Research Group, and a Children’s Memory Research Group. In 2003, I completed a Ph.D. investigating how children remember their experiences, and then took up a Post Doctoral Research Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Maryland, USA. I received specialist police training on child forensic interviewing, as well as training in the assessment of the quality of investigative interviews conducted with children alleging abuse. I am a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of my professional governing body, the British Psychology Society. I am an internationally recognized expert in child forensic interviewing, and provide specialist training to Police, Social Work, Solicitors, Lawyers, Advocates, Sheriffs, and Judges. I was awarded a Scottish Institute for Policing Research Lectureship at the University of Abertay Dundee, Scotland, in 2008, and conduct research on forensic interviewing. I am proud to have co-edited two volumes for the 'Wiley Series in the Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law.'

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  • Reader in Psychology
  • Child Forensic Interviewing Expert Witness
  • Chartered Psychologist


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