Dr Lisa Smith is the Project Coordinator for the INTREPID Forensics programme. She joined the Department of Criminology at the University of Leicester in January 2011, after working for five years in the Forensic Psychology department at Leicester. After completing her BSc in Psychology (with a minor of study in Philosophy of Law) at the University of Toronto, she completed an MSc in Forensic and Legal Psychology at the University of Leicester, followed by a PhD in Psychology at Leicester. Prior to relocating to the UK from Canada, Lisa worked with the Ontario Provincial Police as the Program Coordinator of a victim services response unit.
Lisa is also Associate Director (Social Sciences) of the Alec Jeffreys Forensic Science Institute.
Her research interests include: Human factors in forensic examinations; Jury decision making; Interpretation of forensic evidence in the Criminal Justice System (e.g. police investigations, courtroom); Forensic science and human rights; Improving the recovery of forensic evidence, and interpretation and processing of evidence by police agencies.