Dr. Roxanne Khan

Dr. Roxanne Khan

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology

School of Psychology

Darwin Building, DB221

+44 (0) 1772 89 5175

Subject Areas: Psychology

Dr. Roxanne Khan is a Chartered Psychologist and Research Scientist, with 15 years’ experience of working with perpetrators and victims of violence, in secure and community settings.

She authors book chapters, journal articles, and conference presentations for international audiences, and maintains a long-standing research interest in family violence (e.g., sibling assaults, ‘honour’ violence, domestic and sexual abuse).

Social Media: Google Scholar; ResearchGate; Academia.Edu

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PGCert, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (University of Central Lancashire), 2009
Chartered Scientist , British Psychological Society, 2007
Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society, 2006
Ph.D, Psychology (Glasgow Caledonian University), 2005
MSc, Forensic (Legal and Criminological) Psychology (Glasgow Caledonian University), 2000
BSc (Hons.), Psychology and Sociology with Applied Social Policy (Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh), 1999 

Professional Memberships:

British Psychological Society (Associate Fellow; Chartered Scientist; Chartered Psychologist; Affiliate Member of the Division of Forensic Psychology)
Fellow of the International Society for Research on Aggression (IFAS)
Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (HEA)

Editorial Responsibility:

Forensic Update (Sub-Editor: Psychology and Policing) since 2006


Ongoing Research (2015-2016):
Khan, R., Thanzami, V., Lowe, M., Nikiforou, N., & Relva, I. Attitudes towards and experiences of ‘honour’-based violence in youths from collectivist vs. individualist cultures. A multinational, cross-cultural study.

Representative Research Grants:
Graham-Kevan, N., Davies, M. Willan, V. J & Khan, R. ‘Assessing vulnerable victims’ (awarded €280,590 by EU Commission, Directorate-General-Justice). January 2013.
Khan, R. 'Honour Killings': Sororicidal threats and incidents of brother-to-sister violence in 2nd and 3rd generation Scottish immigrants, (£2,000). Department of Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University. May, 2004.


PhD Supervision:

2013-ongoing: Hamza Naseer (Honour-Based Violence: Development of Assessment Manual)

2013-ongoing: Kirsty Alderson (Sexual Exploitation in Young People)

2010-ongoing: Natalie Harrison (Sibling Violence)

External Activities

Dr. Roxanne Khan has worked with forensic clients and patients (including mentally disordered offenders) within the community, prison settings, and high-security hospitals. She has delivered both individual therapy and group-based psychological interventions , as well as individually-tailored interventions to increase awareness of sexual offending for non-offending parents (whose children who are made subject to a child protection order due to sexual abuse).

Forensic Professional Training:
Trained in delivering Life Minus Violence treatment programme (2007)
Trained in domestic violence risk assessment using the SARA (2004)


Lowe, M., Willan, V. J., Khan, R., Brooks, M. et al. (2016). Predictors of engagement with support services in a sample of UK victims of violent crime. British Journal of Community Justice, 13(3), 21-34.

Khan, R., Willan, V. J., Lowe, M., Graham-Kevan, N. et al (2015). Assessing victim risk in cases of violent crime. Safer Communities, 14, 4, 203-211.

Brooks, M. & Khan, R. (2015). Psychosocial influences that motivate young offenders to engage in a non-custodial community intervention. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 26, 3, 351-367.

Khan, R. & Rogers, P. (2015). The normalization of sibling violence: Does gender and personal experience of violence influence perceptions of physical assault against siblings? Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30(3), 437-58.

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Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Course Leader:
BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology

Module Leadership:
PS2800: Forensic Psychology (Sex offending; Psychopathy; Family violence)
PS3010: Forensic Psychology (1) Violent and Sexual Offending
PS4055: MSc Advanced Forensic Psychology (Conversion)

Project Supervision (UG and MSc):
PS3910: BSc Research Project Supervision (Forensic Psychology)
PS4700: Advanced Psychology Masters Project Supervision (Forensic Psychology)