Staff profile

Dr Henry Lennon

Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Henry Lennon at our One Friar Gate Square site.


Criminology, Psychology, Social Sciences


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Psychology

Research centre

Health and Social Care Research Centre, Better Society




One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus



I am a Lecturer in Criminal Psychology at the University of Derby. My role as an academic involves teaching students and supporting research by supervising projects and conducting research in the field of social, discursive and critical psychology. My expertise is in qualitative (social psychological) research. My PhD looked at the discursive construction of Romanian identity and migration in the UK.

Teaching responsibilities

My teaching is in social, biological, developmental and cognitive psychologies as applied to Forensic Psychology (following the BPS structure), on the BSc (Hons) Forensic and Criminal Psychology course.

I am Module Leader for our 'Independent Research Project' module for our undergraduate third years, responsible for managing the progression of their dissertations. I am also the cohorts' tutor, acting as an advocate, coach and liaison with their student representatives. 

I am a Module Leader for:

Previously I have taught in Developmental and Cognitive Forensic Psychology modules as well. I also directly supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students, primarily supporting those whose interests are in qualitative research approaches. I am a personal academic tutor, supporting a cross-section of our student cohort’s academic development across the course. I am currently working towards HEA fellowship.

Research interests

Themes in my work include Social Identity, Citizenship, Migration, Social Construction, Reflexivity, Morality, Deviance and Brexit.

My research interests broadly fit into applied, social and community psychology domains, being concerned with topics such as citizenship, social identity and prejudice. Epistemologically speaking, my concern is the way that knowledge is constructed, reproduced and transformed in society and the implications this process has for conceptualising the way we see ourselves and others around us.

I have experience with a variety of qualitative research approaches, most of them being in the realm of discursive analysis (critical and discursive psychology) and thematic analysis. I have experience with both primary and secondary data collection methodologies; in recent times my focus has been on the latter, in particular political cartoons.


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