Judy David

Course Director

School of Life Sciences and Education

I have been at Staffordshire University for a while now, and began my career in Organisational/Occupational psychology. I’m particularly interested in the applied side of Psychology, and how useful and relevant it can be in the ‘real’ world. Although I still teach in this area, I have also moved into a different area of expertise after ‘discovering’ criminological and forensic psychology, and now consider that my specialism and primary subject. I originally graduated from Aston University and did postgraduate study in Forensic Psychology at the University of Leicester.

Academic qualifications

  • MSc (Distinction) Applied Forensic Psychology

  • B.Sc. (Hons) Behavioural Science, majoring in Psychology

Research interests

My research interests lie in forensic psychology- specifically the motivation to deceive in police interviews, and the application of psychological predictive models to understand motivation to deceive. In my current role I am also interested in the student experience and am interested in understanding perceptions of barriers to success in HE.

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020