Dr Sandra Taylor
1985 BSc (Single Hons) Psychology (London)
1990 DPhil Cognitive Psychology (Sussex)
1991 MSc (Econ) Criminology (Cardiff)
Dr Sandie Taylor has over 20 years experience teaching Forensic, Criminological and Investigative Psychology at both graduate and undergraduate level at the University of South Wales (University of Glamorgan as was) (1992-6), University of West London (1999-2004) and Bath Spa University (2004-12). She also taught Forensic Psychology on the MSc Applied Psychology Degree at the University of South Wales/Glamorgan (1996-7) and the Forensic Psychology components on the MA (Econ) Criminology Degree at Cardiff University (1991-2). In a consultancy role for the Addictions Unit on behalf of the South Glamorgan Probation Service in 1992, she designed an inventory called ‘Attitudes Towards Alcohol Questionnaire’ (AtaQuest). This was a questionnaire designed to assess readiness to change that the Probation Service used to assess offenders of drink driving charges on probation with an order to attend the Alcohol Education Group.
She has written articles on topics within Forensic Psychology for Psychology Review which is aimed at ‘A’ Level and A/S Psychology students. She has also written two chapters aimed at ‘A’ Level and A/S Psychology students. Dr Sandie Taylor has published articles in a number of different journals. She has published two books in the area of forensic psychology and criminology and is currently writing an academic textbook in collaboration with Professor Lance Workman on The Psychology of Human Social Development – due out in early 2018. As a second string to her bow, Sandie has also been involved in designing and delivering modules on developmental psychology for over 17 years.
Currently a visiting lecturer teaching on the third year module – Forensic Psychology
Taylor, S. and Workman, L. (2018). The Psychology of Human Social Development. Abingdon: Routledge.
Taylor, S. (2016). Crime and Criminality: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Abingdon: Routledge.
Workman, L., Tosun, I., Mehan, S. & Taylor, S. (2016). Warm Judge, Warm Jury and Warm Sentence?: Temperature Priming, Competence and Mood in relation to Jury Decision Making. Proceedings of the BPS
Taylor, S. (2015). Forensic Psychology: The Basics. Abingdon: Routledge.
Workman. L. and Taylor, S. (2014). Taking evolutionary psychology to the West End – a personal reflection. The Psychologist. 27, 458-9.
Taylor, S. (2014). Serial killers: Mad or bad? Psychology Review, 19(3), 28-30.
Taylor, S., Lambeth, D., Green, G., Bone, R. and Cahillane, M. (2012). Cluster Analysis Examination of Serial Killer Profiling Categories: A Bottom-Up Approach. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 9, 30–51.
Taylor, S., Workman, L. and Yeomans, H. (2012). Abnormal patterns of cerebral lateralisation as revealed by the universal chimeric faces task in individuals with autistic disorder. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 17, 428-37.
Taylor, S. and Stannage, E. (2012). Gender Differences and correlation links in empathy, systemizing and emotion recognition. BPS: Book of Abstracts, Annual Conference 2012, p.71-2.
Daniels, K. and Taylor, S. (2012). Extra-legal defendant characteristics and information processing. BPS: Book of Abstracts, Annual Conference 2012, p. 167.
Taylor, S. and Martin, V. (2011). Can childhood correlates of serial killers provide any additive information to crime scene characteristics in offender profiling? BPS: Book of Abstracts, Annual Conference 2011, p.51.
Taylor, S. and Alner, E. (2010). Age influences a guilty outcome and harshness of sentence on defendants with a record of Borderline Personality Disorder: the effect increases with display of behavioural symptoms of the disorder. BPS: Book of Abstracts, Annual Conference 2010.
Taylor, S. (2009). Gender (Ch.6). In M. Cardwell, L. Clark, C.Meldrum and A. Wadeley (eds.). Psychology A2 for AQAA (4th edn.). London: HarperCollins Publishers Limited.
Taylor, S. (2009). Cognition and Development (Ch. 8). In M.. Cardwell, E. Clark and A. Wadeley (eds.). Psychology A2 for AQAA (4th edn.). London: HarperCollins Publishers Limited.
Taylor, S. and Hartley, R. (2009). Watching crime TV increases fear of crime. BPS: Book of Abstracts, Annual Conference 2009, p.81.
Taylor, S. and Lambeth, D. (2009). Serial killers: Can crime scene characteristics lead profilers to a specific typology of male/female serial killer? BPS: Book of Abstracts, Annual Conference 2009, p.81.
Taylor, S. (2008). Can’t be him your honour – he’s gorgeous! Psychology Review, 13(3), 31-3.
Taylor, S. and Workman, L. (2007). Electronic House Arrest: What the public think. BPS: The Psychologist in Wales, 20, 6-17.
Taylor, S. and Butcher, M. (2007). Extra-legal Defendant Characteristics and Mock Juror Ethnicity Re-examined. Proceedings of the BPS.
Workman, L., Chilvers, L., Yeomans, H. and Taylor, S. (2006). Development of cerebral lateralisation for emotional recognition of chimeric faces in children aged five to eleven. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 11(6), 493-507.
Taylor, S. (2004). Offender Profiling: Estimation or Guesstimation? Psychology Review, 11(2), 20-5.
Harrison, L., Taylor, S. and Workman, L. (2003). Sex differences in lateralized response to phobic and non-phobic animals. Proceedings of the BPS, 11, 2:272.
Taylor, S. (2002). Effects of defendant attractiveness and motives on the judgements of male and female mock jurors. Proceedings of the BPS, 10, 2.
Workman, L., Peters, S. and Taylor, S. (2002). Perceptual processing of pro- and anti-social emotion displayed in chimeric faces. Proceedings of the BPS, 10, 1:36.
Taylor, S. and Workman, L. (2001). Public perception of Electronic House Arrest in two capital cities. Proceedings of the BPS, 9, 2:261.
Workman, L., Peters, S. and Taylor, S. (2000). Lateralisation of perceptual processing of pro- and anti-social emotion displayed in chimeric faces. Laterality, 5(3), 237-49.
Cortvriend, P., Taylor, S. and Teahan, R. (1999). Social Cognition (pp. 113-40). In I. Taylor (ed.). Active Psychology. London: Longman.
Taylor, S. (1998). There is light at the end of the tunnel: Ways to good ‘clinical effectiveness research’ (pp. 203-24). In M. Rees (ed.). Drawing on Difference: Art therapy with people who have learning difficulties. London: Routledge.
Russo, R., Parkin, A., Taylor, S. and Wilks, J. (1998). Revising Current Two-Process Accounts of Spacing Effects in Memory. JEP:LMC, 24(1), 161-72.
Taylor, S. (1994). The current status of eye-witness research in psychology and law. Journal of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology: Psychology Teaching, 3, 23-30.
Taylor, S. and Maguire, M. (1992). The Addictions Intervention Unit: Methods of Assessing Effectiveness. Report to South Glamorgan Probation Service Social Research Unit, Cardiff University. ISBN 948935-23-5.
Leng, N., Taylor, S. and Hanley, O. (1988). A Rating Scale for Assessing Elderly Patients. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 51(2), 60-2.
Taylor, S. (1987). Spacing effect in facial recognition. Journal of the Association for the Teaching of Psychology: Psychology Teaching, 1, 15-8.
Media Work (Newspaper / Online Articles and Radio Interviews)
Research on attractiveness featured in Catherine Quinn (28/08/09)‘Does your employer take you at face value?’ www.scotsman.com
Research on Electronic House Arrest has featured in The Psychologist, 2001. 14(7), p.370.
Research on extra-legal defendant characteristics (i.e. attractiveness) on mock juror decision-making has featured in and broadcasted on:
The Daily Mail 22/03/07 and 23/03/07
The Daily Express 22/03/07
The Times 22/03/07
The Daily Telegraph 22/03/07
The Sun 22/03/07
The Boston Herald 24/03/07
European Lawyer Magazine: Lexis Nexis, UK. March 2007
Deliberations: Law, news and thoughts on juries and jury trials. 26/03/07
KSRO Northern California (CNN affiliated station), live radio interview on 27/03/07
BBC Radio Scotland, pre-recorded radio interview on 23/03/07
Radio Dublin, pre-recorded radio interview on 24/03/07
Graduate Member of the BPS
On the editorial panel for the Journal of Forensic Research and Analysis
Honorable editor for Forensic Research and Criminology International Journal
Research/Scholarly interests include:
Mock juror deliberation
Development of lateralisation of emotional expression in humans and those with autism
Areas of Expertise
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