E. Payne




   Position: Senior Lecturer and Joint Programme Director MSc Forensic Psychology
   School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences
   E-mail: forensic@cardiffmet.ac.uk
   Telephone: +44(0)29 2041 7210


Programme Director

  • Joint Programme Director MSc Forensic Psychology

Module Leader
  • Psychological Assessments and Interventions (MSc Forensic Psychology)
  • Ethical and Professional Practice (PG Dip Practitioner Forensic Psychology)

  • Primarily on MSc Forensic Psychology but also some teaching on the BSc Psychology programme – specifically Forensic Psychology input to the Work Volunteering and Applied Psychology Module.

Undergraduate Supervision
  • 5 Undergraduate students.

Postgraduate Supervision
  • 1 Postgraduate student – Trainee Forensic Psychologist on the PG Dip in Practitioner Forensic Psychology


Published articles

  • Walsh, J., Davies, J., Bagshaw, R & Payne, E. (2012). Staff beliefs about the negotiation of serious prison incidents. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 39(1), 59 – 70
  • Cregg, M., and Payne, E. (2010) PRISM with Incarcerated Young People: Optical Illusion or Reflection of Reality? International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 9: 173 – 179
  • Payne, E., Watt, A., Rogers, P., & McMurran, M. (2008). Offence characteristics, trauma histories and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in life sentenced prisoners. British Journal of Forensic Practice 10 (1), 17 – 25.

Conference Papers
  • Cregg, M., McMurran, M.,Payne, E., Heggs, D & Sellen, J. (2010). Stop and Think!: A feasibility study for a randomised control trial with adolescent males in custody. British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology, Kent, UK. June.


Ms Payne is a part time Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Cardiff Metropolitan University and Joint Programme Director for the MSc in Forensic Psychology. She is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Forensic Psychologist and Chartered Forensic Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. She is a Full Member of the BPS Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP), Associate Fellow of the BPS and EMDR therapist. Ms Payne also holds a judicial appointment with HM Courts and Tribunal Service as a specialist member for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal. Ms Payne's background is as a practitioner forensic psychologist, with particular expertise in violence risk assessment and consultancy during serious prison incidents. Her research interests include: the assessment and management of institutional violence, offence related PTSD and hostage / crisis negotiation.