Staff profile

Professor Ray Bull

Professor of Criminal Investigation


Social Sciences


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Research centre

Better Society, Social, Cultural and Legal Research Centre




One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus



In 2010, I received from the Scientific Committee of the Fourth International Conference on Investigative Interviewing a “Special Prize” for my “extensive contributions to investigative interviewing”.

In 2009, I received from the 'International Investigative Interviewing Research Group the “Senior Academic Award” for my “significant lifetime contribution to the field of investigative interviewing”.

In 2008, I received from the European Association of Psychology and Law an “Award for Lifetime Contribution to Psychology and Law”.

In 2008, I received from the British Psychological Society the “Award for Distinguished Contributions to Academic Knowledge in Forensic Psychology”.

In 2005, I received a Commendation from the London Metropolitan Police for “Innovation and professionalism whilst assisting a complex rape investigation”.

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I have presented workshops, seminars, lectures, conference papers, or training in the following countries:

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