Jo Kenrick
Early Career Researcher

Jo holds an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, a B.Sc. (Psychology) from Birkbeck College and a B.A. from Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand).

She is an early career researcher in the Forensic Psychology Unit at Goldsmiths and a Lecturer and Associate Lecturer at Birkbeck and Goldsmiths colleges within the University of London. As a forensically applied cognitive psychologist, Jo is particularly interested in increasing awareness and understanding of the science behind evidence-based, non-coercive techniques in eliciting information.  

 Her PhD research is concentrated on the abilities of highly skilled liars, though her recent focus in teaching and public engagement has been why torture and coercive methods do not work, and what ethical, science-based alternatives are available. She has contributed research reviews to the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG) ‘What Works’ programme to improve the training and practice of interrogation and interview.