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Dominic Willmott

Dominic Willmott


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Education / Academic qualification

  • Master of Science, University of Huddersfield

    Investigative Psychology - Distinction

    Sep 2011 - Aug 2012
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Huddersfield

    Psychology with Criminology - 1st Class (Hons)

    Sep 2008 - Jun 2011



Dominic joined Leeds Trinity University in 2017 as a Lecturer in Forensic Psychology. He has a first class Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with Criminology from the University of Huddersfield and Master’s degree in Investigative Psychology, also from the University of Huddersfield. He recently completed his PhD which investigated the influence of psychological bias and attitudes, upon jury decision making within rape trials.

Prior to joining the university, he has held teaching positions at both the University of Huddersfield and the University of Essex Online. He was also previously employed by the University of Chester's Institute of Policing, evaluating a domestic violence intervention implemented by Cheshire Constabulary.

Dominic is a reviewer for the following peer-reviewed journals (Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Criminal Psychology, Deviant Behavior, Violence and Gender, International Journal of Educational Management, British Journal of Guidence and Counselling) and ad hoc book proposal reviewer for Oxford University Press (Criminal Justice Section).


Research interests


Dominic's research interests broadly relate to the application of psychological principles within the criminal justice system. Primarily, he is interested in and publishes around; sexual violence, domestic violence, jury decision making, child abuse and neglect, and criminal psychopathy.

He is also involved in a number of research projects with collaborators from around the world. Notably, he is currently a member of the quantitative work package team with the None in Three project, a European Union funded research initiative investigating the impact of domestic and sexual violence within the Caribbean islands of Barbados and Grenada. 

Teaching and Administration


PSY5202 - Forensic Psychology In Theory and Practice

PSY6222 - Forensic Psychology (Module Leader)

PSY6402 - Applied Forensic Psychology

PSY5012 – Research Methods in Psychology 2

SOC4042 – Contemporary Research Methods 1 (Module Leader)

SOC5042 – Contemporary Research Methods 2

SOC4992 – Ethics and Society