Staff profile

Dr Dean Fido

Associate Professor 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



Dr. Fido joined the University of Derby in January 2018 after completing post-doctoral research at the Welcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (University of Oxford). Dean is an active researcher within the School of Psychology and leads the Society & Justice Research Group. Dean's focal area of interest and expertise is in crimes that involve the non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images (e.g., 'revenge pornography', 'upskirting', and 'deepfake media production').

Teaching responsibilities

Dean is the Programme Leader for the MSc Forensic Psychology provision at the University of Derby - which is taught both on-campus and online. Should you have any questions about either of these programmes - please reach out via e-mail.

Professional interests

Dean is the co-chair of the European division of the Aftermath Foundation - an international charity that seeks to signpost victims of domestic abuse as well as translate complex academic literature pertaining to psychopathy into easily accessible material for the general public.

Research interests

Dean's academic achievements can be found here. Core publications involve the focal areas of:

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

European Association of Psychology and Law Conference 2023

Virtual Ikigai Summit 2023

NL-ATSA 2022

Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy 2022

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?