Dr Libby Payne

Position: Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology​
School: Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences
E-mail: forensic@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Telephone: +44(0)29 2041 5974
Room No: D3.12A​


Module Leader

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


Published articles

  • ​Hayman, CM., Stubbings, D.R., Davies, J.L. & Payne, L. (2024) Can education influence the public’s vulnerability to county lines? Crime Prev Community Safhttps://doi.org/10.1057/s41300-023-00195-z​
  • 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 https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X221102844
  • 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.https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X221102851
  • 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.


Dr Payne is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology and the Pathway Lead for the Doctorate in Applied 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) and Associate Fellow of the BPS. Dr Payne also holds a sessional appointment with the Ministry of Justice (HM Courts and Tribunal Service). Dr 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.​