Connor Pell

PhD Student

Connor is a PhD student in the Department of Psychology. His PhD is exploring the use and effectiveness of summarising in police interviews.

Email: c.pell@chester.ac.uk

Research

Connor’s PhD aims to explore the effectiveness and use of summarising in police interviews. Summarising is a key interviewing skill, although it has been largely overlooked in the research literature. There have been suggestions that the use of summaries in police interviews is either absent, or not fit for purpose. The proposed PhD therefore 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.