Staff profile

Dr Dean Fido

Programme Leader and Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Dean Fido wearing waistcoat




College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Psychology

Research centre

Better Society, Human Sciences Research Centre




Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I joined the University of Derby in January of 2018. After completing my PhD at Nottingham Trent University, I completed post-doctoral research at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (University of Oxford) where I used MRI to [1] investigate relationships between psychology and pain, and [2] tested the efficacy of a novel painkiller. My area of expertise is in the judgements of crime; specifically sexual crimes and those involving the non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images (eg 'revenge porn', 'upskirting').

Teaching responsibilities

I am Programme Leader for the MSc Forensic Psychology and oversee the Independent Studies, Victimology, and Advanced Quantitvative Statistics modules on that programme. 

Professional interests

Outside of academia, I am a board member of MindSet Tech, a company which seeks to develop novel AI-driven means of assessing, understanding and intervening in student mental-wellbeing and I also work closely with the Aftermath: Surviving Psychopathy charity wherein I translate research into easily accessible material for the general public. 

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies


Recent publications

Electric pulses

Dr Dean Fido, Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Derby, discusses the question: at what age do we really grow up?