Dr Rui De Medeiros Paulo

School of Psychology

I am a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University (UK). I have previously worked as a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the BSc in Forensic Psychology (Bath Spa University, UK), as an Assistant Professor in Forensic Psychology at ISPA University (Portugal), as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Minho (Portugal), and as a Visiting Lecturer/Researcher in other Universities in the UK and across the World.

My research is focused on cognition and memory (particularly eyewitness memory) and investigative interviewing of crime witnesses, victims, and suspects. I have coordinated externally funded international research projects focused on developing and testing new retrieval strategies (e.g., clustering retrieval) the police can use to enhance eyewitness memory and improve criminal investigations. I supervise postgraduate researchers and students, and I frequently collaborate with law enforcement, governmental agencies, and other international universities. I am actively engaged with the research community namely as an editor, reviewer, and author of several articles in peer-reviewed journals, handbooks, and books.

Degrees

University of Minho, Portugal, PhD Psychology
University of Minho, Portugal, MSc Forensic Psychology
University of Minho, Portugal, BSc Psychology

Certifications

Higher Education Academy, Fellow
Portuguese Psychology Board, Registered Practitioner Psychologist

Highlighted publications

Paulo RM, Jones E, Mendes R. 2021. Testing Two Retrieval Strategies to Enhance Eyewitness Memory: Category and Location Clustering Recall PSYCHOLOGY PUBLIC POLICY AND LAW, 27 :140-149 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Paulo RM, Albuquerque PB, Vitorino F, Bull R. 2017. Enhancing the cognitive interview with an alternative procedure to witness-compatible questioning: category clustering recall PSYCHOLOGY CRIME & LAW, 23 :967-982 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Paulo RM, Albuquerque PB, Bull R. 2016. Improving the Enhanced Cognitive Interview With a New Interview Strategy: Category Clustering Recall APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, 30 :775-784 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Chapters

De Medeiros Paulo R. 2023. Eyewitness memory Allsop C, Pike S. The Routledge International Handbook of Homicide Investigation Routledge 9781003195283 DOI Publisher Url

De Medeiros Paulo R, Bull R, Albuquerque P. 2019. The impact of the cognitive interview in the UK and recent research in Portugal Evidence-based Investigative Interviewing Applying Cognitive Principles Routledge 9781351662017

De Medeiros Paulo R. 2019. Lie Detection; Malingering Dicionário Enciclopédico Comportamento e Saúde Mental 9789896930868

De Medeiros Paulo R, Albuquerque P, Bull R. 2018. Técnicas de entrevista com crianças e adolescentes em contexto policial e forense Da Infância à Terceira Idade: Intervenção em Contextos de Violência e Crime. Guia Prático para Estudantes e Profissionais Porto: Mais Leituras 978-989-730-060-8

Paulo RM, Albuquerque PB, Bull R. 2018. The enhanced cognitive interview: Expressions of uncertainty, motivation and its relation with report accuracy Investigating the Truth: Selected Works of Ray Bull :76-92 9781138048867 DOI Publisher Url

De Medeiros Paulo R, Albuquerque P, Bull R. 2016. Is it possible to obtain better testimony? Research with a Portuguese sample 978-972-618-853-7

De Medeiros Paulo R. 2016. Investigative Interviews; Lies Dicionário – Crime, Justiça, Sociedade 978-972-618-853-7

Journal article

Shahvaroughi A, Bahrami Ehsan H, Hatami J, Shahvaroughi MA, Paulo RM. 2022. The cognitive interview: comparing face-to-face and video-mediated interviews Journal of Criminal Psychology, 12 :74-89 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

De Medeiros Paulo R, Shahvaroughi A, Hatami J, Ehsan H, Shahvaroughi M, Monajem A. 2022. The Effectiveness of Different Eyewitness Interview Tools in Memory Consolidation for Long-term Access Journal of Applied Psychological Research, 12 :23-46 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Paulo RM, Jones E, Mendes R. 2021. Testing Two Retrieval Strategies to Enhance Eyewitness Memory: Category and Location Clustering Recall PSYCHOLOGY PUBLIC POLICY AND LAW, 27 :140-149 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Shahvaroughi A, Bahrami Ehsan H, Hatami J, Monajem A, Paulo RM. 2020. Testing a modified cognitive interview with category clustering recall in Iran APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, 35 :148-159 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Paulo RM, Albuquerque PB, Bull R. 2019. Witnesses’ Verbal Evaluation of Certainty and Uncertainty During Investigative Interviews: Relationship with Report Accuracy Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 34 :341-350 DOI Publisher Url

Paulo R, Albuquerque PB. 2019. Detecting memory performance validity with DETECTS: A computerized performance validity test APPLIED NEUROPSYCHOLOGY-ADULT, 26 :48-57 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Paulo RM, Albuquerque PB, Vitorino F, Bull R. 2017. Enhancing the cognitive interview with an alternative procedure to witness-compatible questioning: category clustering recall PSYCHOLOGY CRIME & LAW, 23 :967-982 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Paulo RM, Albuquerque PB, Bull R. 2016. Improving the Enhanced Cognitive Interview With a New Interview Strategy: Category Clustering Recall APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, 30 :775-784 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Paulo RM, Albuquerque PB, Bull R. 2016. The enhanced cognitive interview: expressions of uncertainty, motivation and its relation with report accuracy PSYCHOLOGY CRIME & LAW, 22 :366-381 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Paulo RM, Albuquerque PB, Saraiva M, Bull R. 2015. The Enhanced Cognitive Interview: Testing Appropriateness Perception, Memory Capacity and Error Estimate Relation with Report Quality APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, 29 :536-543 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Ribeiro I, Dias O, Oliveira ÍM, Miranda P, Ferreira G, Saraiva M, Paulo R, Cadime I. 2015. Adaptation and validation of the reading strategy use scale for the Portuguese population Revista Iberoamericana de Diagnostico y Evaluacion Psicologica, 1 :25-36

Ribeiro I, Dias O, Oliveira IM, Miranda P, Ferreira G, Saraiva M, Paulo R, Cadime I. 2015. Adaptation and Validation of the Reading Strategy Use Scale for the Portuguese Population REVISTA IBEROAMERICANA DE DIAGNOSTICO Y EVALUACION-E AVALIACAO PSICOLOGICA, 2 :25-36 Author Url

Paulo R, Albuquerque PB, Bull R. 2015. Investigative Interviewing of Children and Adolescents: A Developmental Perspective PSICOLOGIA-REFLEXAO E CRITICA, 28 :623-631 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

De Medeiros Paulo R, Luna K, Albuquerque PB. 2014. La entrevista cognitiva mejorada: Cómo interrogar a un testigo de manera eficaz Ciencia Cognitiva, :12-14 Publisher Url Public Url

Paulo RM, Albuquerque PB, Bull R. 2013. The Enhanced Cognitive Interview: Towards a Better Use and Understanding of This Procedure International Journal of Police Science and Management, 15 :190-199 DOI Publisher Url

Paulo RM, Albuquerque PB, Bull R. A Entrevista Cognitiva Melhorada: Pressupostos teóricos, investigação e aplicação PSICOLOGIA, 28 :21-30 DOI Publisher Url

Gomes JP, Fernandes D, De Medeiros Paulo RM, Albuquerque PB. The Effect of Response Modality on Witness Statements when Using the Self-Administered Interview Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, Public Url

Books (authored)

De Medeiros Paulo R. 2014. DETECTS: Teste de Deteção da Simulação de Problemas de Memória Saarbrücken: Novas Edições Acadêmicas 978-3639740394

Conference publication

De Medeiros Paulo R, Ribeiro I, Ferreira G, Oliveira I, Saraiva M, Miranda P. Adaptation of the RSU scale for the portuguese population. First International Congress of Psychology in Educational Contexts

Conference presentation:

Combining clustering retrieval with selfgenerated cues: New strategies to enhance eyewitness memory, Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, US, Poster presentation. 2022

The effect of self-administered interview’s response modality on eyewitness memory, SARMAC, Virtual, Poster presentation. 2021

The effect of source credibility on the misinformation effect using recall and recognition measures [, SARMAC Conference, Virtual, Poster presentation. 2021

Enhancing eyewitness memory with category clustering recall and the cognitive interview, Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Virtual, Poster presentation. 2020

Testing two retrieval strategies to enhance eyewitness memory: Category and location clustering recall, Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Montréal, Qc,, Poster presentation. 2019

Top