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    University of Lincoln
    Brayford Pool
    LN6 7TS
    United Kingdom

    Dr Amanda Roberts


    School of Psychology
    College of Social Science

    About Amanda Roberts

    Amanda Roberts is a Reader in the School of Psychology, College of Social Science.  She completed her first degree at University College London (BSc Hons Psychology), before moving to Cardiff University to conduct her PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience.  Amanda took up her first permanent full-time post at Kings College London, before moving to Queen Mary University, University of East London and then to Lincoln.

    Amanda’s main research covers specific areas in mental health and related areas, including forensic psychology and criminology, and is predominately based on epidemiological and psychological theory. Previous research aimed to examine the risk for antisocial behaviour at individual and population levels. Specific emphasis was placed on fighting, weapon use and its relationship with drugs and alcohol. Current research interests include risk factors for antisocial behaviour, addiction, violence, pathological gambling, smoking and extensive pornography use.  Other research includes the evaluation of addiction treatment programmes both in the community (pathological gambling) and in prisons.  Additional interests extend across topics that relate to gambling comorbidity, gambling in vulnerable populations and gambling and interpersonal violence.

    Department Responsibilities

    Programme Leader BSc Psychology with Forensic Psychology.
    Module Leader Approaches to Treatment in Forensic Settings (Year 3).
    Deputy Chair of the School Ethics Committee.
    School of Psychology Athena Swan Lead.

      Undergraduate: BSc Psychology/ BSc Psychology with Forensic Psychology.
      Postgraduate: MSc Forensic Psychology.

    Tutorial and Supervisory Work:
      Undergraduate: BSc Psychology/ BSc Psychology with Forensic Psychology years 2 and 3.
      Postgraduate: MSc Forensic Psychology.
      Postgraduate: PhD and DClinPsy Supervision.

    Subject Specialism

    Forensic Psychology, Mental Illness, Personality Disorders, Addiction, Gambling.


    • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice — Queen Mary, University of London, 2006
    • Postgradate Certificate in Criminology — Birkbeck University, London, 2005
    • PhD Psychology — University of Wales, Cardiff, 1998
    • BSc (Hons) Psychology — University College London, 1995

    External Activities and Consultancy

    Honorary Research Fellow in the Gambling and Addictions Research Centre at AUT University, New Zealand.
    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
    Chartered Psychologist (BPS).
    Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
    Member of the Division of Forensic Psychology, (BPS).
    Member of the International Public Health working group into gambling related harm.
    Member of the UK Household Longitudinal Study Consultation group: Psychological Attributes, Cognitive Abilities and Behaviour.

    Research Interests

    Research Group Memberships

    Research Projects

    • Problem Gambling and Interpersonal Violence — Awarded £1,000 by Santander in 2016
    • Problematic gambling treatment at the Gordon Moody Association residential programme: assessment, profiles and outcomes — Awarded £38,500 by RIF Funding, UoL in 2015
    • Treatment for Pathological Gambling — Awarded £5,000 by Research Development Grant, UEL in 2014
    • Adolescents and Online Imagery — Awarded £2,000 by Channel 4 in 2013
    • Assessment and Profiles of Pathological Gamblers — Awarded £10,000 by Alumni Fund Grant and Research Development Grant, UEL in 2013
    • Mens Health and Modern Lifestyles — Awarded £125,000 by M & J Bennett Charitabe Trust and QMUL in 2007
    • Personality Disorders in China — Awarded £5,000 by Royal Society in 2004

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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