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DR YIANNA ARMOSTI

ASSOCIATE LECTURER IN FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY


YArmosti@uclan.ac.uk

Qualifications

ForenPsyD (Doctorate in Forensic Psychology) (University of Birmingham, 2017)

MSc Forensic Psychology (University of Kent, 2012)

BSc Psychology (University of Cyprus, 2010)

 

Specialization

Forensic Psychology

 

Employment Track

Associate Lecturer, UCLan Cyprus (2019 – Present)

Senior Forensic Psychologist, Forensic Psychology Practice Ltd (2017 – Present)

Associate Psychologist, Brookland’s Hospital, Birmingham (2016 – 2017)

 

Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • Registered Forensic Psychologist, Health & Care Professions Council (no: PYL 34317)
  • Chartered Member of the Division of Forensic Psychology, BPS
  • Registered Forensic Psychologist in Cyprus (no: 18141/502)
  • Registered Psychologist with the EuroPsy

 

Research Interests

Assessing violence and/or sexual risk of re-offending in individuals. Assessment and treatment of offenders with neuro-developmental disorders. Public’s perceptions and attitudes on a range of sexual offences (e.g. internet sex offences, child abuse, sexual harassment, rape and sexual assault) committed by males and/or female offenders. Offenders with Personality Disorders – management of risk in the community and application of individually-tailored interventions.

 

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Module Leadership/Delivery: Forensic Risk Assessment

 

Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

  • Rape myth acceptance: exploring the influences of media and the Greek-Cypriot culture, funded by the University of Birmingham, Project Coordinator (July 2016)
  • Perceptions and Attitudes of Heterosexuals, Homosexuals and Bisexuals towards Sexual Harassment, funded by the University of Kent, Project Coordinator (September 2011)
  • Examining men’s proclivity to engage in group rape, funded by the University of Kent, Assistant Researcher (July 2011 – September 2011)
  • Examining factors impacting on the interview process of children eyewitnesses, funded by the University of Sheffield, Assistant Researcher (January 2010)
  • Length of Learning Study experiment, funded by the University of Cyprus, Assistant Researcher (September 2009 – January 2010)
  • Exploring the non-verbal intelligence in primary school children using the TONI-3, funded by the University of Cyprus, Assistant Researcher (June 2007 – July 2007)

 

Supervision of Projects/PhDs

  • Supervised MSc Forensic Psychology research project entitled “UK and Cypriot Attitudes towards individuals with a sexual interest in prepubescent children.”(2020)

 

Consultancy and CPD Training

  • Clinical Lead providing consultancy for the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway in Derbyshire and Leicestershire between (March 2019 – Present)
  • Facilitated CPD training to colleagues on the following topics: “Personality Disorder – is it treatable?”, “Working with offenders with Personality Disorders” and “Working with Offenders with Neuro-developmental Disorders” in 2018, 2019 and 2020