Dara Mojtahedi is a Lecturer in Psychology for the MSc Investigative Psychology. Dara obtained a first class undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Huddersfield. In 2014 he also completed his MSc in Investigative Psychology at the University of Huddersfield. His dissertation was on the effects of social conformity on eyewitness statements, focussing on the social pressures exerted onto eyewitnesses after witnessing a crime. This research was later developed into a PhD project in 2014. Currently in the completing stages of his PhD in co-witness influence, Dara’s main research interests focus around eyewitness behaviour.
Dara has presented his research in multiple conferences and the emerging findings of his research have become widely accepted by both academics and practitioners within various police forces. In addition, Dara has delivered lectures to police officers around the UK. He is an editorial board member for Psychreg Journal of Psychology.
He encourages research enquiries about the following areas of research: (i) forensic, investigative and criminal psychology; (ii) memory research; (iii) social Influence; and, (iv) eyewitness behaviour. You can follow him on Twitter @darapsych
Published: 23 May 2017