Dr. Clare Allely

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Current positions

Reader in Forensic Psychology

Biography

Dr Clare Allely is a Reader in Forensic Psychology at the University of Salford in Manchester, England and is an affiliate member of the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre at Gothenburg University, Sweden. Clare holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Manchester and has previously graduated with an MA (hons.) in Psychology from the University of Glasgow, an MRes in Psychological Research Methods from the University of Strathclyde and an MSc in Forensic Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University. Clare is also an Honorary Research Fellow in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences affiliated to the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow. She is also an Associate of the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) at the University of Strathclyde. Clare also acts as an expert witness in criminal cases and HCPC fitness to practice cases and also contributes to the evidence base used in the courts on psychology and legal issues through her published work.

Areas of research

Psychology of Extreme Violence, Pathway to Intended Violence in Mass Shooters, Serial Homicide, How Autism Symptomology can contribute to different types of Offending Behaviour, Autism in Criminal Justice System

Teaching

Module leader:

  • Psychology of Extreme Violence final year module

Co-module leader:

  • Forensic Psychology final year module

Teaching:

  • UG Developmental Psychology
  • UG Psychological in Contemporary Context
  • Research methods (systematic reviews) [MSc Applied Therapy]¬†
  • Investigating Homicide [MSc Criminal Justice]

Clare also supervises a number of students on their dissertatons at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Research Interests

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Criminal Justice System
  • The Psychology of Extreme Violence (e.g.¬†mass shootings, serial homicide, lone-actor terrorism)
  • The Pathway to Intended Violence in Mass Shooters

Qualifications and Memberships

Qualifications

  • PgCAP (Salford University, March 2016)
  • MSc in Forensic Psychology (Glasgow Caledonian University, November 2014)
  • PhD Psychology (University of Manchester, 2011)
  • MRes in Psychological Research Methods (University of Strathclyde, 2007)
  • MA (hons.) in Psychology (University of Glasgow, 2006)

Memberships

  • Affiliate Member of staff at the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre
  • Gothenburg University, Sweden
  • Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences affiliated to the Institute of Health and Wellbeing in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Associate of the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland
  • Chartered Member of British Psychological Society (CPsychol since 2013)
  • Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society (AFBPsS since 2013)