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Biography

Dr Beth Parsons studied Psychology at the University of Southampton, graduating in 2012. Following this, she completed her MSc in Research Methods and Statistics at Southampton and went on to work as a Research Assistant within the Faculty of Health Sciences at Southampton General Hospital. In 2019, she completed her PhD under the supervision of Dr Rachel Wilcock and Dr Wendy Kneller at the University of Winchester, focusing on the effects of mental health on eyewitness memory and identification.

While completing her PhD, Beth taught on various undergraduate modules and held the position of student representative for the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG). She now holds the position of Deputy Web Editor and Communications Officer for the iIIRG. Beth has published research within the areas of ear and eyewitness memory. In January 2020, she was appointed as a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Winchester.  

Higher Education Teaching Qualification: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Publications

Stevenage, S. V., Neil, G. J., Parsons, B., & Humphreys, A. (2018). A sound effect: Exploration of the distinctiveness advantage in voice recognition. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 32, 526-536.

Stevenage, S. V., Neil, G. J., Barlow, J., Dyson, A., Eaton-Brown, C., & Parsons, B. (2013). The effect of distraction on face and voice recognition. Psychological Research, 77, 167-175.

Parsons, B., Wilcock, R., & Kneller, W. (in prep). Legal professionals’ perceptions of eyewitnesses with anxiety and depression.

Parsons, B., Wilcock, R., & Kneller, W. (in prep). Accuracy of evidence provided by eyewitnesses with sub-clinical anxiety and depression, and sub-clinical anxiety.

Parsons, B., Wilcock, R., & Kneller, W. (in prep). Cross-examination performance of eyewitnesses with sub-clinical anxiety and depression, and sub-clinical anxiety.

Parsons, B., Wilcock, R., & Kneller, W. (in prep). Mock jurors’ perceptions of eyewitnesses with sub-clinical anxiety and depression, and sub-clinical anxiety.

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