Liverpool Skylilne

Natural Sciences and Psychology

Dr Paul Greenall

Dr Paul Greenall

Telephone: 0151 904 6317


Part-time lecturer in Forensic Psychology, also works part-time in an NHS forensic medium secure unit, undertaking training to become a HCPC Practitioner Forensic Psychologist.

Dr Greenall’s areas of interest include mental disorder and crime, violence risk assessment, sexual offending, sexual homicide, index offence analysis, and the application of Forensic Psychology to criminal investigations.


2015, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, PhD Psychology
2005, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom, PG.Cert Forensic Sexology
2002, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, M.Sc. Forensic Psychology
2001, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, B.Sc. (Hons.) Psychology with Criminal Justice

Academic appointments

Visiting Fellow, School of Human & Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, 2016 - present


Journal article

Greenall PV, Wright M. 2019. Stranger sexual homicide: An exploratory behavioural analysis of offender crime scene actions Journal of Sexual Aggression, >DOI

Greenall PV, Wright M. 2015. Exploring the criminal histories of stranger sexual killers JOURNAL OF FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY & PSYCHOLOGY, 26 :242-259 >DOI >Link

Greenall PV, Richardson C. 2015. Adult Male-on-Female Stranger Sexual Homicide: A Descriptive (Baseline) Study From Great Britain HOMICIDE STUDIES, 19 :237-256 >DOI >Link

Greenall PV. 2012. Understanding sexual homicide JOURNAL OF SEXUAL AGGRESSION, 18 :338-354 >DOI >Link

West AG, Greenall PV. 2011. Incorporating index offence analysis into forensic clinical assessment LEGAL AND CRIMINOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 16 :144-159 >DOI >Link

Greenall PV. 2009. Assessing high risk offenders with personality disorder British Journal of Forensic Practice, 11 :14-18 >DOI

Greenall PV, West AG. 2008. Investigating stranger rape Forensic Update, 95 :36-41

Greenall PV, Marselle M. 2007. Traumatic research: Interviewing survivors of 9/11 The Psychologist, 20 :544-546

Greenall PV. 2007. Sexual offending and antisocial personality: Exploring the link British Journal of Forensic Practice, 9 :24-30 >DOI

Greenall PV, Jellicoe-Jones L. 2007. Themes and risk of sexual violence among the mentally ill: Implications for understanding and treatment Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 22 :323-337 >DOI

Greenall PV, West AG. 2007. A study of stranger rapists from the english high security hospitals Journal of Sexual Aggression, 13 :151-167 >DOI

Galea ER, Shields J, Canter D, Boyce K, Day R, Hulse L, Siddiqui A, Summerfield L, Marselle M, Greenall P. 2006. Methodologies employed in the collection, retrieval and storage of human factors information derived from first hand accounts of survivors of the WTC disaster of 11 September 2001 Journal of Applied Fire Science, 15 :253-276 >DOI

Greenall PV. 2004. Life in a prison-based therapeutic community: one man's experience British Journal of Forensic Practice, 6 :33-38 >DOI


Greenall PV. 2018. Stranger sexual homicide Proulx J, Beauregard E, Carter A, Mokros A, Darjee R, James J. Routledge international handbook of sexual homicide studies. Routledge. London:

Ioannou M, Greenall PV. 2008. Mental disorder and crime Canter D. Criminal Psychology: Topics in Applied Psychology :55-68 London: Hodder Education 9780340928929

Conference publication

Galea ER, Hulse L, Day R, Siddiqui A, Sharp G, Boyce K, Summerfield L, Canter D, Marselle M, Greenall PV. 2010. The UK WTC9/11 Evacuation Study: An Overview of the Methodologies Employed and Some Preliminary Analysis Klingsch WWF, Schadschneider A, Schreckenberg M. PEDESTRIAN AND EVACUATION DYNAMICS 2008, International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics :3-+ >DOI >Link

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Stranger sexual homicide: Combining academic & clinical practice to prevent a sexual killing, International conference on sexual homicide: Research, clinical and policing issues, University of Roehampton, London, Oral presentation 14/12/2018

Incorporating Index Offence Analysis into Forensic Clinical Assessments, European Association of Psychology & Law, Nuremberg, Germany, Oral presentation 04/08/2015

Stranger Sexual Homicide: A Summary of Findings from Great Britain, Sexual Homicide: Assessment, Management & Investigation, An International Multidisciplinary Conference, Scottish Police College, Tulliallan Castle, Kincardine, Fife, Oral presentation 25/02/2015

Index Offence Analysis in Forensic Clinical Settings: A New application of Investigative Psychology?, 15th International Conference of the International Academy of Investigative Psychology, London Southbank University, Oral presentation 08/04/2014