Cristina completed her BSc (Hons) Psychology, MSc Forensic Psychology and PhD at UCLan, before joining the School as a Lecturer in Psychology in 2021.
She is mostly (but not exclusively) involved in teaching on the Forensic Psychology and Research Methods modules. Her research focusses on forensic facial composites (colloquially known as Photofits or E-fits) to further understand and improve the way eyewitnesses can remember and re-construct faces from memory.
Prior to her current post, Cristina has worked at UCLan as a Graduate Teaching Assistant whilst completing her PhD. She has also contributed to the teaching at The University of Winchester. With regard to research, Cristina has a wide range of research interests and experience: she has worked across various Universities (UCLan, University of Lancaster, University of Liverpool, University of Winchester) on a number of research projects including forensic facial composites, memory and the use of memory cues, mimicry, loneliness, depression, alcohol-related aggression and alcohol script formation through environmental and social influences. She is highly experienced in using UCLan’s EvoFIT facial composite software and has constructed a vast number of composites for research purposes as well as real crime investigations.