Connor Pell

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Connor is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the department, with research interests in investigative interviewing, offender profiling and crime perceptions. His core teaching area is in research methods where he assists the teaching of Level 4 and 5 lab classes.



Connor graduated from the University of Chester in 2016 with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and has recently completed an MSc in Investigative and Forensic Psychology at the University of Liverpool. He is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Chester which focuses on the use and effectiveness of summarising in police interviews


Connor delivers lab classes on the Level 4 ‘Research Methods and Skills’ module (PS4005) and assists the delivery of lab classes for the Level 5 ‘Becoming a Psychological Researcher’ module (PS5015).


Connor is also a PhD student in the department. His PhD aims to explore the effectiveness and use of summarising in police interviews. The proposed PhD aims to examine the effectiveness and use of summarising in a large sample of real world police interviews with homicide suspects, and to conduct a series of lab studies in which summaries are manipulated to see what works best in terms of interviewee understanding and satisfaction.