Sarah Lloyd

Lecturer in Psychology/Co-lead Undergraduate Psychology courses

Department of Performance, Health and Wellbeing

Contact Details


Sarah is a lecturer in Psychology, co-lead of Undergraduate Psychology Courses, and Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) Co-ordinator in the School of Psychology. She is predominantly interested in Forensic Psychology but teaches across the Psychology curriculum, leading the Professional Skills and Practice, Evidence Based Practice, Psychology in the Real World, and Psychology and Law undergraduate modules.

Sarah completed her MSc in Forensic Psychology at Birmingham City University and is currently in the final year of her PhD which explores the group decision-making processes of juries. Before joining the team at Worcester in 2021, she was an Assistant Lecturer in the Forensic Psychology MSc at Birmingham City University.


  • BA (Hons) English & History 1995
  • PG dip Psychology 2014
  • MSc Forensic Psychology 2015

Teaching Interests

  • Psychology in the Real World
  • Introducing Psychology
  • Individual differences and the Social World
  • MSc Individual Differences
  • Forensic and Therapeutic Settings

Research Interests

  • Jury decision-making
  • Courtroom psychology
  • Forensic linguistics
  • Victimology
  • Rape myths
  • Filicide
  • Sexual violence

Professional Bodies

BPS and DFP (British Psychological Society and Division of Forensic Psychology)

AFHEA (Associate Fellow of the HEA)

MHFA (Mental Health First Aider)


Lloyd, S. (2022). The group decision-making of the jury: Challenges to a fair trial. In Contemporary Issues in Global Criminal Justice. Ed Johnston and Sophie Marsh (Eds.), England: Lexington Books

Halting jury trials may impact a defendant's right to a fair trial (

External Roles

Member of the Constitution, rights, and Justice research group at the University of Worcester

Member of the Interpersonal Relationships and Wellbeing research group at the University of Worcester