Staff profile

Dr Tom Page

Lecturer in Forensic Psychology


Social Sciences


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Psychology

Research centre

Better Society, Social, Cultural and Legal Research Centre




Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I joined the University of Derby as a Lecturer in Forensic Psychology in January 2019. Prior to this, I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate within the School of Psychology at the University of Kent from 2015-2018. This role enabled me to further my interest and experience in modern psychometrics through development and validation of the C-DEMQOL; a new quality of life measure for carers of people with dementia. At the same institution, I completed my PhD in Forensic Psychology in 2015, which investigated the topic of sexual harassment perpetration.

Furthermore, at the University of Kent I also completed my MSc and BSc (Hons) degrees. My research interests are broad and I have multidisciplinary experience of collaborating on research projects across a variety of academic disciplines that include forensic psychology, social psychology, health and modern psychometrics. I am currently conducting research on the topics of sexual harassment, stalking and sexual violence but also have a keen interest in the development and evaluation of psychometric instruments.

Teaching responsibilities

I currently teach on the following undergraduate modules:

I am the Level 4 Year Tutor for the BSc (Hons) in Forensic Psychology. In addition, I am also a Personal Academic Tutor and a dissertation supervisor for both undergraduate and masters students.

Research interests

My research interests are broadly centred on understanding the psychological mechanisms and processes that explain perpetration of sexually aggressive behaviour with a particular focus on sexual harassment (both offline and online). I am also interested in the measurement of people's attitudes and moral beliefs about offending behaviours using modern psychometric methods. A further area of my research interest is the study of sexism, gender equality and discrimination. I am keen to investigate these issues from forensic, social psychological and feminist perspectives.

My current research interests include:

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Additional interests and activities

Professional Service

I am a peer reviewer for the following academic journals: 


In the media

My research on sexual harassment has received international media coverage:

Recent publications