Forensic Psychology Research Group

Institute for Behaviour, Sport and Rehabilitation

The Forensic Research Group (FRG) focuses on producing high impact research based on good quality outputs. There are five streams of primary research: Interpersonal violence; Sexual abuse and exploitation; Treatment evaluation and development; Applications to criminal and community justice systems; and Forensic mental health and disorder.

The FRG is linked directly to the Ashworth Research Centre (ARC), a forensic-clinical research unit based within Ashworth High Secure Hospital, Mersey Care NHS trust. ARC also has a direct association with the University of Maastricht where we take on postgraduate forensic psychology interns every year to support applied research. The FRG is also linked to CCATS (Coastal Child and Adult Therapeutic Services).