Liverpool Skylilne

School of Psychology

Dr Victoria Blinkhorn

Dr Victoria Blinkhorn

Telephone: 0151 904 1960

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Biography

I attained a BA in Criminology from Liverpool Hope University in 2010. Throughout my degree, I developed a specific interest in Forensic Psychology. In order for me to pursue that, I stayed at Liverpool Hope University to complete an MSc in Psychology, which also acted as an accredited conversion with the BPS. I then went on to the University of Huddersfield and completed the MSc in Forensic and Investigative Psychology in 2013. In the same year, I began working as an Associate Lecturer for Liverpool Hope University, specialising in Psychology of Education.
Within the first year of this role, I began thinking about what I'd love to research for my PhD. I obtained my PhD in 2018 from the University of Liverpool and the title of my thesis was "Narcissism in females: Relationships to attitudes towards violence, sexual coercion, and offending behaviour in a non-forensic sample".
After a short time at Sunderland University as Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, I joined Liverpool John Moores University in March 2020.

My research interests concern how mental illnesses, personality disorders and traits help to explain offending behaviour in adults. I also undertake work in some areas of applied psychology.

I am a Principle Research Consultant for the NHS and National Probation Service investigating the effectiveness of the Psychologically Informed Consultation Service (PICS).

I am on the Editorial Board of British Education Studies Association (BESA) Journal - Educational Futures, and currently Editor of a Special Issue on the Psychology of Education.

Degrees

2018, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, PhD Psychology
2013, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom, MSc Forensic and Investigative Psychology (Distinction)
2011, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom, MSc Psychology (Merit)
2010, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) Criminology - First Class

Academic appointments

Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - present
Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, University of Sunderland, 2019 - 2020
Associate Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, Psychology, University of Liverpool, 2016 - 2018
Associate Lecturer - Psychology of Education, Liverpool Hope University, 2013 - 2019

Publications

Highlighted publications

Blinkhorn V, Lyons M, Almond L. 2015. The ultimate femme fatale? Narcissism predicts serious and aggressive sexually coercive behaviour in females Personality and Individual Differences, 87 :219-223 DOI Author Url

Blinkhorn V, Lyons M, Almond L. Drop the bad attitude! Narcissism predicts acceptance of violent behaviour Personality and Individual Differences, DOI Author Url

Blinkhorn V, Lyons M, Almond L. Criminal Minds: Narcissism Predicts Offending Behavior in a Non-Forensic Sample Deviant Behavior: an interdisciplinary journal, DOI Author Url

Journal article

Lyons M, Blinkhorn V, Collier E, Bertamini M. 2019. Mine is Bigger than Yours! Narcissism Predicts Biases in Perceived Head Size Studia Psychologica: journal for basic research in psychological sciences, 61 :245-257 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Blinkhorn V, Lyons M, Almond L. 2015. The ultimate femme fatale? Narcissism predicts serious and aggressive sexually coercive behaviour in females Personality and Individual Differences, 87 :219-223 DOI Author Url

Blinkhorn V, Lyons M, Almond L. Drop the bad attitude! Narcissism predicts acceptance of violent behaviour Personality and Individual Differences, DOI Author Url

Blinkhorn V, Lyons M, Almond L. Criminal Minds: Narcissism Predicts Offending Behavior in a Non-Forensic Sample Deviant Behavior: an interdisciplinary journal, DOI Author Url

Forshaw M, Blinkhorn V, Galvin L. Feelings towards physical and behavioural adaptations during the Covid-19 pandemic Health Psychology Update, Public Url

Akinbi A, Forshaw M, Blinkhorn V. Contact tracing apps for COVID-19 pandemic: Challenges and potential DOI

Chapters

Blinkhorn V. 2016. Self-Esteem as Manipulative Status Communication Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science Springer 978-3-319-16999-6 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Blinkhorn V. Derogation of Rivals Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science DOI

Blinkhorn V. Projected Confidence Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science DOI

Engagement & Impact

Media Coverage:

https://www.pressreader.com/india/the-times-of-india-new-delhi-edition/20200705/282033329479080, The Times published an article on my research. 2020

https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/new-light-narcissistic-women-and-offending, The BPS published an article on my research.. 2017

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/the-bejeezus-out-me/201509/meet-the-femme-fatale, Psychology Today published an article on my research.. 2015

Conference presentation:

Constructing and validating a multi-dimensional measure for anti-social behaviour in a higher education setting, The British Educational Research Association (BERA), Oral presentation. 2018

Exploring the effects of wartime perceptions on attitudes towards plagiarism in higher education students, The British Educational Research Association (BERA), Oral presentation. 2018

Understanding offender managers’ views and experiences of psychological consultations, Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference BPS, Oral presentation. 2018

Criminal minds: Narcissism predicts offending behaviour in a non-forensic sample., International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID), Oral presentation. 2017

Narcissism predicts bad girls! The relationship between aspects of narcissism and offending behaviour in females, Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference BPS, Oral presentation. 2017

Understanding Offender Managers’ Views and Experiences of Psychological Consultations, Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference BPS, Poster presentation. 2017

Are psychopaths simply criminal narcissists?, International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID), Oral presentation. 2013

Editorial boards:

British Education Studies Association (BESA) - Educational Futures, Guest Editor.