I’m an independent researcher in psychology. My main professional interests are research ethics, research methodology and investigative psychology (forensic psychology). I’m the founder of IGDORE, an independent virtual research institute, and a strong proponent of open and replicable science.
In 2016, I finished my PhD at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, with a thesis on police interviewing techniques and verbal deception detection. The thesis included retroactive disclosure statements (RDS; p’s 27-28 & 50-51 in the thesis) which I followed up on in 2018 with additional statements published on my website. My decision to publish RDS has been covered in an episode of Everything Hertz, mentioned in a piece in Undark Magazine, and I’ve co-authored a paper on similar statements. Curate Science has turned my RDS into a reporting standard badge called ‘Basic 7 (retroactive)’.
After 5 years abroad (Indonesia, Canada, Netherlands), I returned to Sweden in December 2019. I now reside in Gothenburg with my two children and three rescue dogs.
I’m a first generation university student, liberal leftist, and a proponent of viewpoint diversity.