Libby Payne

   Position: Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
   School: Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences
   Telephone: +44(0)29 2041 7210
   Room No: D3.12A


Module Leader

  • Psychological Assessments and Interventions (MSc Forensic Psychology)
  • Dissertation Module (MSc Forensic Psychology)
  • Teaching and Training (Pg Dip Practitioner Forensic Psychology)

  • Primarily on MSc Forensic Psychology
  • Ad hoc teaching and supervision on the Pg Dip Practitioner Forensic Psychology Programme
  • Some teaching on the BSc Psychology programme

Postgraduate Supervision
  • MSc and Pg Dip students


Published articles

  • Burt, A.M., Payne, L. & Stubbings, D. R. (2022) Flying Under the Radar: How Susceptible Are University Students to County Lines Victimization? International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 1–21
  • Payne, L., McMurran, M., Glennan, C., & Mercer, J. (2022). The Impact of Working with Farm Animals on People with Offending Histories: A Scoping Review. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.
  • 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. 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 two sessional appointments for the Ministry of Justice. 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: farm animal work and its rehabilitative benefits for people with offending histories; vulnerability to County Lines exploitation; : the assessment and management of institutional violence; offence related PTSD and hostage / crisis negotiation in both community and prison settings.