Dr Ash Cartwright
About Dr Ash Cartwright
Ashley is a Chartered Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Criminology.
Prior to joining Leeds Beckett, Ashley was a Lecturer in Criminology at Leeds Trinity University and prior to this the Head of Criminology at the University of Essex Online.
Ashley completed his PhD from the University of Huddersfield in 2016 titled Malingering for Money: An Exploration of Fraudulently Claiming Mental Disorder Following Road Traffic Accidents in the United Kingdom.
Ashley’s research interests broadly relate to the application of Psychology to forensic and criminal justice contexts. Ashley’s recent research titled “Dealing with the Unthinkable: A Study of the Cognitive and Emotional Stress of Adult and Child Homicide Investigations on Police Investigators” written with colleagues from the University of Huddersfield’s Applied Criminology Centre was awarded the Wayman Mullins best journal article of the year award (2017) by the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology.
Ashley currently teaches the following modules:
- Introduction to Psychology and Crime
- Being a Criminologist
- Doing Criminological Research II.
- Alongside supervising undergraduate dissertation students Ashley is very keen to supervise post graduate research in the area of psychology and crime.
Ashley conducts applied research with the Police and Forensic Psychiatrists and Psychologists. Ashley has conducted and published research into the effects of homicide investigation on detectives and is currently working with colleagues to apply for research funding in this area. Ashley’s main area of research expertise relates to the assessment of malingering and he has published a number of articles in this area. In addition Ashley is interested in using Psychology to prevent crime and is currently undertaking research in this area.