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Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr Dominic Willmott is a Senior Lecturer in ForensicPsychology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. With a specialism inLegal and Criminal Psychology, Dominic's research is focused upon theapplication of psychological principles within criminal justice domains. Hisprimary area of expertise relates to jury decision making and the role ofpsychosocial factors within the courtroom. Specifically, Dominic’s work focusesupon the extent to which juror bias can impact the impartiality of verdictdecisions within rape trials, the findings from which have received attentioninternationally.
Dominic's research has led to his involvementin on-going policy discussions with various Government Departments and NGO'sand is often invited to provide insights on jury bias to: The Ministry ofJustice, The UK Home Office, Crown Prosecution Service, The National RapeWorking Group at New Scotland Yard, National Police Chiefs’ Council, NorthernIrish Assembly, Rape Crisis England & Wales, End Violence Against Women(EVAW) Coalition, The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) forNorthumbria, and to the United States Air Force. In 2018 his research wasdirectly referenced in UK Parliament during a House of Commons Adjournmentdebate calling for reform in English rape trials.