Prof. Ray Bull
Professor of Forensic Psychology
University of Leicester
Dr Ray Bull is (part-time) Professor of Criminal Investigation at the University of Derby and Emeritus Professor of Forensic Psychology at the University of Leicester. His main topic of expertise is ‘Investigative Interviewing’ on which he has published many journal articles and book chapters/books including: Bull, R. (2019) Roar or PEACE: Is it a tall story? In R. Bull and I. Blandon-Gitlin (Eds.) International handbook of legal and investigative psychology; Bull, R., & Rachlew, A. (2019) Investigative interviewing: From England to Norway and beyond. In S. Barela, et al. (Eds.) Interrogation and torture. He has written ‘Expert’ reports in over 160 cases and has often testified in courts. He regularly conducts workshops/training on investigative interviewing around the world. In 2014 he became (for three years) President of the European Association of Psychology and Law. In 2010 he was elected an Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society “for the contribution made to the discipline of psychology” (an honour restricted to 40 living psychologists). In 2018 he accepted the invitation to be a member of the small ’Steering Committee’ writing the extensive guidance document on investigative interviewing recommended to the United Nations by its ‘Special Rapporteur’ Professor Juan Mendez (that was published in 2021). In 2021 he accepted the invitation to become the first ‘International Ambassador’ of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG).