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About Dr Miriam Dyberg-Tengroth

Miriam is an HCPC-registered practitioner psychologist looking forward to becoming more involved with the University’s rich community of interdepartmental research groups. She is also a member of the Eurogang Network, an international network of researchers and practitioners looking to promote and pursue collaborative, comparative research on gangs


Miriam teaches on a number of modules, is a Personal Academic Tutor, and supervises both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.


Miriam has a broad range of research interests stemming primarily from her practice experience, including: Gangs, developmental trauma, therapeutic parenting (particularly in residential care), organised/disorganised crime, and the voices, rights and representation of young people in legal processes. Miriam also has a keen interest in building on the proposed concept of discriminant moral disengagement which she began work on during her postgraduate studies.

On days when she is not university-based Miriam works as a locum forensic psychologist, most recently (at time of writing) across two acute inpatient wards in NHS adult mental health services.

Published Work

Dyberg-Tengroth, M., & Egan, V. (2020). Moral Disengagement and Gangs. In C. Melde & F. Weerman (Eds.), Gangs in the Era of Internet and Social Media (pp. 291-311). Springer.

Dyberg-Tengroth, M. (2019). Moral Disengagement, Gangs, and the EYS [Oral presentation]. Eurogang 2019, Kent, UK.

Dyberg[-Tengroth], M. (2018/2019). Children who use substances. Gofal Cymdeithasol Cymru/Social Care Wales.

Dyberg-Tengroth, M.F.W. (2019). Moral Disengagement in Gang versus Non-Gang Delinquents [Doctoral Thesis, University of Nottingham].

Dyberg, M. (2014). The Effect of Language Familiarity on Witness Accuracy and Confidence Ratings for Auditory and Vi


Miriam graduated summa cum laude from Richmond, the American International University in London with a BA (Hons) Psychology, presenting her dissertation research at two BPS Annual Conferences. Miriam completed her DForenPsy with an incorporated MSc in Forensic and Criminological Psychology at the University of Nottingham. Her research, completed in parallel to her practice portfolio, focused on moral disengagement in men who purchase sex services from women and gang versus non-gang young offenders.