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Dr Michael Lewis is a Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). He completed his PhD in 2014, which examined the cognitive and affective components of psychopathy across student, forensic and clinical samples. As part of this, Michael also developed a new self-report measure of the disorder to better capture psychopathic processing. He continues to investigate cognitive and affective processing in psychopathy to enhance assessment and treatment in forensic practice.
Michael has held academic posts at the University of Leicester, the Open University and the University of Essex Online (UoEO). He was the Programme Lead for psychology and criminology at the UoEO, and in collaboration with external academics and practitioners, he designed, developed and validated a new online undergraduate degree in psychology and a postgraduate certificate in policing and criminal investigation.
In addition to his role at UCLan, Michael holds an honorary contract with Mersey Care NHS Trust, High Secure Psychiatric Services, and facilitates on the violence treatment programme. He also has practical and research interests in policing and is training to be a Special Constable with the British Transport Police (BTP).
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.
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.
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