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About Kate Miller

Kate is a PhD student and Visiting Lecturer in the School of Psychology. She completed her Master’s degree in Psychology at the University of Chester in 2016. Kate’s PhD is an investigation of real-life police interviews with homicide suspects, exploring how far recommended police interview practice is followed, as well as exploring the effect of suspect veracity and culpability on the interview process.

Kate is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS). She is also on the student board of the European Association of Psychology & Law (EAPL), and a student member of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (illRG). Within the University of Chester, Kate is also a member of the Crime, Harm and Justice Research Group and the Forensic and Investigative Psychology Research Group. 

 

Teaching

Kate has assisted in the delivery of the Becoming a Psychological Researcher module (PS5015). Within the School of Psychology, Kate has a breadth of experience marking across various modules; Research Methods and Skills (PS4005), Core topics (PS4010), The Psychology of the Unusual (PS4011), Psychological Well Being (PS4013), Social Psychology (PS5018), Forensic and Criminology Psychology (PS4019), Becoming a Psychological Researcher (PS5015) and Social and Individual Psychology (PS5018).

Kate has also worked as a tutor on the Work Based Learning module (WBL5104) and has presented on the Applications in Forensic Psychology (PS6009) and Recent Trends and Developments (PS6005) modules, in addition to other modules across the university.

Research

Kate’s research is an investigation of real-life homicide suspect interviews, with suspects differing in their truthfulness and guilt for the crimes they are being questioned for. In examining the use and effect of question types and evidence disclosure, the research details differences in the interviews affected by suspect veracity and culpability, and also how the serious nature of a homicide suspect interview affects interviewee and interviewer behaviour.

This research is intended to be of interest and applied value to both the research community and the police service.

Published Work

Publications

Miller, K., ,Wright, C.,  &  Stockton, H. (2020) Emotional Intelligence, sex of observer, and sex of sender: Effects on the identification of high stakes lies and truths – under review.

Conference Presentations

Oral Presentations:

Miller, K., Mattison, M., Wright, C., Bramwell, R., & Dando, C. (2020). Question Types and Evidence Disclosure in Police Interviews with Homicide Suspects. Presented at Chester University Postgraduate Symposium, February  2020, University of Chester, UK.

Miller, K., Mattison, M., Wright, C., Bramwell, R., & Dando, C. (2019). Homicide Suspects and Question Types in Police Interviews. Presented at Faculty of Social Science Annual Postgraduate Conference, June 2019, University of Chester, UK.

Miller, K., Mattison, M., Wright, C., Bramwell, R., & Dando, C. (2019). Question Types in Police Interviews With Homicide Suspect. Presented at Chester University Postgraduate Symposium, February  2019, University of Chester, UK.

Miller, K., Mattison, M., Wright, C., Bramwell, R., & Dando, C. (2018). Interviewer Tactics and Interpersonal Style in Police Interviews with Homicide Suspects. Presented at Psychology Departmental Research Seminar, March 2018, University of Chester, UK.

Miller, K., Mattison, M., Wright, C., Bramwell, R., & Dando, C. (2018). Investigation of Police Interviews with Homicide Suspects. Presented at Chester University Postgraduate Symposium, February 2018, University of Chester, UK.

Miller, K., Mattison, M., Wright, C., Bramwell, R., & Dando, C. (2018). Investigation of Interviewer Tactics and Interpersonal Style in Police Interviews with Homicide Suspects. Presented at Faculty of Social Science Annual Postgraduate Conference, February 2018, University of Chester, UK.

Poster Presentation:

Miller, K., Mattison, M., Wright, C., Bramwell, R., & Dando, C. (2019). Question Types in Police Interviews With Homicide Suspects. Poster presented at The British Psychology Society Forensic Division Conference, June 2019, Liverpool, UK.