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Biography

Rachel is Reader in Psychology. She read Psychology at University of Wales, Swansea, graduating with an upper second class BSc (Hons) Psychology in 1998. Between 1998 and 1999 she was a research assistant for Professor Amina Memon at the University of Southampton. Between 1999 and 2002 Rachel conducted her PhD studies on the Performance of Older Witnesses on Identification Lineups, supervised by Professor Ray Bull and Professor Aldert Vrij. In September 2002 she was appointed as a Lecturer in Psychology at Kingston University prior to moving to London South Bank University as a Senior Lecturer in September 2005. As part of this role she developed and ran a highly innovative and successful MSc Investigative Forensic Psychology course. She was appointed as Reader in Psychology at LSBU in 2011.

Rachel moved to the University of Winchester in January 2015 and was appointed as Reader there in August 2015. She is currently Head of Department and formerly Faculty Coordinator for Postgraduate Research.

Higher Education Teaching Qualification: Higher Education Academy Fellowship (FHEA).

Publications

  • Henry, L.A., Messer, D., Wilcock, R., & Crane, L. (In press). Do measures of memory, language, and attention predict eyewitness memory in children with and without autism spectrum disorder? Autism and Developmental Language Impairments
  • Aihio, N., Frings, D., Wilcock, R., and Burrell, P. (2016) Crime victims’ demographics inconsistently relate to self-reported vulnerability. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. Read it online.
  • Waterhouse, G., Ridley, A. M., Bull, R., LaRooy, D. & Wilcock, R. (2016) Dynamics of repeated interviews with children. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30 (5). pp. 713-721.
  • Crossland, D., Kneller, W., & Wilcock, R. (2016). Intoxicated witnesses: testing the validity of the Alcohol Myopia Theory. Applied Cognitive Psychology 30 (2). pp. 270-281.
  • Smith-Spark, J.H and Bartimus, J. and Wilcock, Rachel (2016) Mental time travel ability and the mental reinstatement of context for crime witnesses. Consciousness and Cognition, 48. pp. 1-10.
  • Reavey, P., Wilcock, R., Brown, S., Batty, R., & Fuller, S. (2016). Legal professionals and witness statements from people with a suspected mental health diagnosis. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 46. pp. 94-102.
  • Ridley, A., Van Rheede, J. & Wilcock, R. (2015) Interviews, intermediaries and interventions: Barristers’, police officers’ and mock-jurors’ perceptions of a child witness interview. Investigative Interviewing Research and Practice 7 (1). pp. 21-35.
  • Wilcock, R. & Bull, R. (2014). Improving the Performance of Older witnesses on Identification Lineups. In M.Toglia, D. Ross, J. Pozzulo & E. Pica (Eds) The elderly eyewitness in court. New York: Taylor and Francis.
  • Maras, K. & Wilcock, R. (2013). Suggestibility in vulnerable groups. In A. M. Ridley, F. Gabbert & D. J. La Rooy (Eds) Suggestibility in legal contexts: psychological research and forensic implications. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Pescod, L, Wilcock, R. & Milne, R. (2013). Improving eyewitness memory in police call handling centres. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 7, 299-306.
  • Wilcock, R. & Henry, L. (2013). The performance of eyewitnesses with intellectual disabilities on identification lineups. International Journal of Development, Disability and Education, 60, 44-52.
  • Hobson, Z., Wilcock, R., & Valentine, T. (2012). Multiple Suspect Showing: A survey of Police Identification Officers. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 7, 79-87.
  • Dando, C., Omerod, T., Wilcock, R., & Milne, R. (2011). When help becomes hindrance: Unexpected errors of omission and commission in eyewitness memory resulting from change temporal order at retrieval. Cognition, 121, 416-421.
  • Dando, C, Wilcock, R, Behnke, C., & Milne, R. (2011). Modifications to the cognitive interview: Countenancing forensic application by enhancing practicability. Psychology, Crime, & Law, 17, 491-511.
  • Hobson, Z. & Wilcock, R. (2011). Eyewitness identification of multiple perpetrators. International Journal of Police Science and Management, 13, 286-296.
  • Wilcock, R. & Crossley, D. (2011). Witness Care. Informing witnesses about identification parades. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 5, 49-55.
  • Wilcock, R. A. & Kneller, W. (2011). A comparison of presentation methods of video identification parades. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 25, 835-40.
  • Wilcock, R. (2010). The aging eyewitness. In J. Adler & J. Gray (Eds) Forensic Psychology: concepts, debates and practice. Abingdon: Willan Publishing.
  • Wilcock, R. & Bull, R. (2010). Novel Lineup Methods for Improving the Performance of Older Eyewitnesses. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 24, 718-736.
  • Dando, C., Wilcock, R., & Milne, R. (2009). The Cognitive Interview: Novice Police Officers’ Witness/Victim Interviewing Practices. Psychology, Crime & Law, 15, 679-696.
  • Dando, C., Wilcock, R., Milne, R., & Henry, L. (2009). A modified cognitive interview procedure for frontline police investigators. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 23, 698-716.
  • Dando, C., Wilcock, R., & Milne, R. (2009). The Cognitive Interview: The efficacy
    of a modified mental reinstatement of context procedure for frontline police investigators. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 23, 138-147.
  • Dando, C, Wilcock, R.A., & Milne, R. (2008). The Cognitive Interview: inexperienced police officers’ perceptions of their witness/victim interviewing practices. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 13, 59-70.
  • Wilcock, R., Bull, R., & Milne, R. (2008). Witness identification in criminal cases: psychology and practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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