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Dr Michael Lewis is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist and Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire. He has experience of multi-method working with hard to engage offender groups, including those with raised levels of clinical psychopathy, which is his area of research specialism. Dr Lewis is the lead author on the Psychopathic Processing and Personality Assessment (PAPA) and Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice. He currently works as a core therapist on a long-term violence treatment programme for offenders. He also has a background in policing and is a trained crisis/hostage negotiator (NHS).
Dr Lewis works closely with a number of police forces in the UK, supporting them with matters relating to child sexual exploitation, domestic violence and officer mental health. As such, he is the Policing Research Lead for the MSc Forensic Psychology programme.
Ireland, J. L., Ireland, C. A., Lewis, M., Jones, C., & Keeley, S. (2016). Initial development of an implicit and explicit approach to assess psychopathy. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 46, 117-128.
Lewis, M., Ireland, J. L., Abbott, J., & Ireland, C. A. (2017). Initial development of the Psychopathic Processing and Personality Assessment (PAPA) across populations. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 54, 118-132.
Lewis, M., & Ireland, J. L. (2019). Understanding motives for aggression in forensic psychiatric patients: A preliminary study. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 30, 496-509.
Mooney, R., Ireland, J. L., & Lewis, M. (2019). Understanding interpersonal relationships and psychopathy. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, doi: 10.1080/14789949.2019.1615102
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