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    Dr David Keatley

    Senior Lecturer

    School of Psychology
    College of Social Science

    About David Keatley

    David Keatley is a Senior Lecturer in College of Social Science, and Director of Researchers in Behaviour Sequence Analysis (ReBSA)
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    My research focuses on complex patterns of behaviour in real-world contexts (e.g., investigating criminal behaviours, lie detection, risk taking). I typically use Behaviour Sequence Analysis, alongside other measures and techniques. As part of this research, I founded the Researchers in Behaviour Sequence Analysis (ReBSA) network. The group has already grown to include several international researchers, successful external grant bids, publications, conference presentations, workshops, and research students. We are always eager to collaborate on new and exciting projects. Please get in touch with me, or members of ReBSA, if you would like any further information.

    I am currently writing a book: “Understanding Patterns of Action: Using Behaviour Sequence Analysis in Crime Research”, which will outline how to use BSA in forensic and crime research. This will be published in 2018, and provide a guide for people (academics and investigators) interested in using BSA in their research and work. For more information about the book, please contact me.

    Subject Specialism

    Behaviour Sequence Analysis; forensics; crime; policy

    External Activities and Consultancy

    Director of Researchers in Behaviour Sequence Analaysis (Founding member)
    International Academy of Investigative Psychology (Full Associate Member)
    British Society for the Psychology of Individual Differences (Founding member)

    Research Interests

    Research Group Memberships

    Research Projects

    • BOOK: Understanding Patterns of Action: Using Behaviour Sequence Analysis in Crime Research — 2018
    • Experimental investigation of the effect of within-game interventions on gambling decision making — 2016
    • Young People, Gambling, and Gambling-Related Harm Research: Pathways into and out of danger — 2016
    • Assessing Western Australian’s awareness of causes of binge drinking — 2014

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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