About me

I’m a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at the Department of Criminology and Police Work, Linnaeus University, Sweden. My main professional interests are meta-science, research methodology, scientific misconduct, and the application of investigative psychology in the area of social work (e. g., assessment of prospective foster carers).

I’m the founding director of IGDORE, an independent research institute with a strong focus on 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 currently reside in Växjö and Gothenburg, Sweden.

I’m a first generation university student, liberal leftist, and a proponent of viewpoint diversity.

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