Dr Gillian Harrop

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Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Academics

Contact Details

email: g.harrop@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542 549

Gill is a senior lecturer in forensic psychology. She came to the University of Worcester from the University of Lincoln, and previously taught on both the MSc in Forensic Psychology at Liverpool University, and the BSc in Psychology at the University of East London. Prior to this, she worked for Lincolnshire Police as an Intelligence Analyst in the Force Intelligence Bureau and Major Crime Unit.

Qualifications

2015 - Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (University of Worcester)

2011 – PhD (University of Lincoln)

2001 – MSc Investigative Psychology (University of Liverpool)

2000 – BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Glasgow).

 

Teaching and Research

Gill’s main research interests are around the investigation and understanding of violence, particularly sexual violence and domestic abuse.

Gill is particularly interested in the use of bystander intervention programmes to address sexual and domestic violence on university campuses, and her research includes evaluating the effectiveness of bystander intervention training, perceptions of consent and exploring student behaviour around reporting violence and abuse.

Gill has applied forensic psychology within a range of police investigations and has advised police on cases of false allegations, and police strategies for recognising and responding to vulnerability. Gill is also the Admissions Tutor for the Psychology programme and leads the University of Worcester’s Bystander Intervention Programme.  

PhD Project Ideas

Professional Bodies

Chartered Psychologist – British Psychological Society
Forensic Psychologist in Training (Stage 2) - British Psychological Society
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Publications

Harrop, G. (2004). Detection and Recognition in Low-Contrast and Enhanced Images. Poster presented at the Lincoln Forensic Research Conference in Lincoln, England.

Harrop, G. (2004). Detection and Recognition in Low-Contrast and Enhanced Images. Paper presented at the Lincolnshire Teaching and Learning Conference in Lincoln, England.

Harrop, G. (2005). Detection and Recognition in Low-Contrast and Enhanced Images. Paper presented at the Lincolnshire Teaching and Learning Conference in Lincoln, England.

Harrop, G. (2005). Detection and Recognition in Low-Contrast and Enhanced Images. Paper presented at the Lincoln University Postgraduate Showcase in Lincoln, England.

Harrop, G. (2010). A-level statistics. ICS Ltd: Glasgow

Harrop, G. (2015). Does this lecture come with a trigger warning? The challenges of teaching sensitive material. Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching, 10, 58-60.

Harrop, G. (2016). An evaluation of the role of independent sexual violence advisors (ISVAS). Paper presented at the Dynamics of Sexual Violence Conference. Worcester, England.

Harrop, G. (2016). Analysis of the motivation behind false allegations of rape. Paper presented at the Dynamics of Sexual Violence Conference. Worcester, England.

Harrop, G. (2016). An analysis of the motivations behind false allegations of rape. Manuscript in preparation.

Harrop, G. (2016). An evaluation of the role of independent sexual violence advisors (ISVAs). Manuscript submitted for publication.

Harrop, G., Kendall, R. & Hartnett, J. (2016, June). Addressing the challenge of teaching sensitive topics. Worcester Learning and Teaching Conference. Worcester, England.

Harrop, G. (Submitted). An evaluation of the role of independent sexual violence advisors (ISVAS).

Harrop, G. & Ball, M. (submitted). Understanding false allegations of rape: Examining the relationship between offender motivation and the nature of the false allegations.

Erol, R. & Harrop, G. (2017). An evaluation of West Mercia and Warwickshire Police workshops on recognising and responding to vulnerability. Centre for Violence Prevention Conference. Worcester, England.

Harrop, G. & Taylor-Dunn, H. (2018). Evaluation of a university bystander intervention programme to address sexual violence and domestic abuse on campus. Worcester Learning and Teaching Conference. Worcester: England.

Harrop, G. (2018). GCSE Psychology. ICS Ltd: Glasgow.

External Responsibilities

Gill is trained in first aid at work and AED (defibrillator) use.