Julia Shaw, PhD
Position: EAPL-S Adjunct President
London South Bank University, UK
Dr. Julia Shaw is a senior lecturer (associate professor) and researcher in the Department of Law and Social Sciences at London South Bank University. She is heavily involved in teaching classes on criminology and psychology at the undergraduate and graduate level, for which she has won two teaching excellence awards.
She has published research articles in various international academic journals, has edited a textbook, gives guest lectures at universities around the world, and has presented at many international conferences. Additionally, she is currently writing a book called "The Memory Illusion: Why you may not be who you think you are", which will be published in 2016 with Penguin Random House and a number of international publishing groups.
Besides her teaching and research, she consults as an expert on criminal cases, delivers police-training and military workshops, and has evaluated offender diversion programs. She also currently works with the Police on historical sexual abuse cases and advises on appropriate investigative interviewing techniques. She is also on the board of the European Association of Psychology and Law.
Her work has been featured in outlets such as the Discovery Channel, the BBC, CNN World, Der Spiegel, Russia Today, New York Magazine, The Times, The Telegraph, NPR, The Daily Mail, Pour le Science, and The Sun.
Bianca Baker, PhD Candidate
Position: EAPL-S President
University of Derby, UK
Bianca Baker received her Bachelors with a focus in Psychology and a minor in German from the University of Southern Maine in the United States. Upon completion she enrolled in a Masters course for Forensic and Legal Psychology at Leicester University, distance learning, while conducting her practicum at a forensic psychiatric prison working with the treatment of offenders in Germany.
After completing the Masters of Science course, she enrolled for a Psychotherapy education to officially begin treating offenders. During this time she realized the importance of empathy when working with suspects and offenders and has since been a PhD Candidate at Derby University where she is supervised by Dr. Dave Walsh and Dr. Ray Bull. Her current research focuses on the effects of empathy and cultural differences on the investigative interviewing process with suspected sex offenders. She is adapting therapeutic rapport building strategies to the investigative interviewing setting. Bianca is active in the investigative interviewing platform and welcomes any chance to collaborate and/or exchange information.
Rashid Minhas, PhD Candidate
Position: EAPL-S Vice President
University of Derby, UK
Rashid is currently working towards gaining a PhD in Investigative Interviewing. He is looking at ‘Suspect Community’ Stereotyping and Investigative Interviewing which focuses on, how a community is constructed as ‘suspect’ in public discourse (e.g., government, and media) and once constructed, how it may affect the investigative interviews conducted in the police stations with the suspects from the ‘Suspect Community’. He is also assessing the various professionals’ beliefs and attitudes when involved in interviewing suspects of ‘Suspect Community’ in order to gain an holistic view of how such interviews are conducted and to determine if prejudice exists (or is perceived to exist) and, if so, how it affects professional practice.
Dear EAPL-S members and readers,
In 2009 Jenny Schell, Annelies Vredeveldt, and I officially started the EAPL student section. It has been a wonderful six years establishing and growing this organization, but it is time to hand it over to the next generation of leadership.
As we say our goodbyes, we want to thank our parent organization the EAPL for their support.
We also want to thank all of our local representatives, peer-reviewers, article contributors, student award applicants, and student members. We have had a great time, and we hope that you have felt an increased presence of the student psych-law voice in Europe over the course of our tenure.
We look forward to seeing how the organization will continue to grow, and we are thrilled to present to you the new leadership: Bianca Baker and Rashid Minhas.
It is my last time to write to you, email you, give you awards, or publish your work, and I wish you all a fond farewell.
Julia Shaw, your former EAPL-S co-president.