Dr Amy Rose Grubb

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Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Academics

Contact Details

email: a.grubb@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542954

Dr Amy Grubb is the Programme Director for the Forensic Psychology MSc. Her main research interests focus on sexual violence and the application of psychology within police and investigatory settings. She has experience of working with a number of police forces nationally on a consultancy basis and is motivated by a desire to improve medico-legal responses to victims of sexual violence.

Amy also has expertise in the area of hostage and crisis negotiation, a topic which formed the basis of her PhD thesis. Her doctoral research involved working with 21 UK police forces to assess the competencies and characteristics of police negotiators and to develop an Anglo-centric model of negotiation (i.e. the D.I.A.M.O.N.D. model of hostage and crisis negotiation).

Amy has also been involved in the development and implementation of the National Negotiator Deployment Database being led by the National Negotiator Group (NNG) and has acted as a consultant during the development phases of this project.

Qualifications

April 2017 Coventry University PhD Forensic Psychology
November 2009 Coventry University PGCert Higher Education Professional Practice Merit
November 2005 Coventry University MSc Forensic Psychology Distinction
July 2003 University of Birmingham BSc (Hons) Psychology 2:1

Employment History

May 2017 - Present University of Worcester Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
April 2012 - May 2017 Coventry University Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
May 2008 - March 2012 Coventry University Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
March 2007 - April 2008 Drug Solutions Birmingham (now Swanswell) Shared Care Drug Worker
May 2006 - February 2007 West Midlands Police Arrest Referral Worker
October 2003 - April 2004 Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust Assistant Psychologist
July 2003 - March 2005 Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust Nursing Assistant

Teaching & Research

Teaching

Forensic Psychology
Police Psychology
Investigative Psychology
Hostage and crisis negotiation       
Sexual violence perpetration and victimology        
The use of psychology to aid criminal investigations


Projects (Research, Consultancy and Learning & Teaching)

2017 - Funding secured from the Police National Negotiator Group (NNG) and Norfolk Constabulary for a PhD studentship entitled “Understanding the Prevalence and Situational Characteristics of Hostage and Crisis Negotiator Deployment in the UK”. University of Worcester. £13570 from the National Negotiator Group (NNG) in conjunction with Norfolk Constabulary.

2017 - Consultancy funding awarded by Norfolk Constabulary to complete the following project:
Understanding the prevalence and situational characteristics of hostage and crisis negotiation in England: An analysis of Norfolk and Suffolk Constabulary negotiator deployment data from January 2015 to January 2017. Coventry University £5445.37 funding (consultancy) from Norfolk Constabulary.

2016 - Awarded a Research Sabbatical Fellowship by Coventry University
£6000 funding from Coventry University

2014 - Consultant on a project looking at Countering Insider Threat Attacks at Coventry University
£1000 funding (consultancy) from the Ministry of Defence

2013 - Consultant on a project evaluating the effectiveness of the Coventry & Warwickshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre (The Blue Sky Centre) at Coventry University
£750 funding (consultancy) from the Blue Sky Centre.

2013 - Applied Research Fellowship (ARF) awarded by Coventry University to conduct a qualitative thematic analysis of the experiences of police hostage (crisis) negotiators from two police departments in Texas, United States at Coventry University
£5000 funding from Coventry University.

2011 - Consultancy funding awarded to conduct a needs analysis with the survivors of sexual assault to inform the development of a Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Coventry and Warwickshire.
£4950 funding (consultancy) from Warwickshire County Council and Warwickshire Police

PhD Project Ideas

Conferences Attended

18th June 2019 - Division of Forensic Psychology Conference: Paper presented: Grubb, A. R., Brown, S., Hall., & Bowen, E. (2019).  From deployment to debriefing: Introducing the D.I.A.M.O.N.D. model of hostage and crisis negotiation.  

7th September 2015 - British Psychological Society West Midlands Branch Conference:
Paper presented: Grubb, A., Brown, S., Hall, P. & Mitchell, B. (2015). Its good to talk: Development of the four stage basic consensual procedural model of hostage and crisis negotiation in the United Kingdom.

2nd July 2015 - Division of Forensic Psychology Conference:
Paper presented: Grubb, A., Brown, S., Hall, P. & Mitchell, B. (2015). An experientially grounded theory of police hostage (crisis) negotiation in the United Kingdom.

4th September 2013 - European Association of Psychology and Law:
Poster presented: Grubb, A., Brown, S., Hall, P. & Mitchell, B. (2013). Identifying personality traits and coping styles of UK police hostage (crisis) negotiators.

4th September 2013 - European Association of Psychology and Law:
Paper presented: Grubb, A., Brown, S., Hall, P. & Mitchell, B. (2013).Its good to talk: A qualitative analysis of the experiences of police hostage (crisis) negotiators in the United Kingdom.

14th September 2012 - Coventry University Forensic 10 Conference:
Paper presented and symposium chaired: Grubb, A. (2012). A qualitative analysis of the experiences of survivors of rape and sexual assault.

27th March 2012 - Modern Universities Research Group (MURG) Conference:
Poster presented: Grubb, A. (2012). Its good to talk: An analysis of the traits & characteristics held by UK police hostage (crisis) negotiators.

8th September 2011 - Sexual Violence Conference (Middlesex University):
Poster presented: Grubb, A. & Tarn, T. (2011). An exploratory analysis of the relationship between women's rape fantasies, rape myth acceptance, rape victim empathy and rape blame attribution.

22nd June 2011- Division of Forensic Psychology Conference:
Poster presented: Grubb, A. (2011). Its good to talk: An analysis of the impact of negotiator characteristics on hostage (crisis) negotiator success.

Professional Bodies and Supervision

Registered Forensic Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and member of the Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society   
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Chartered Scientist with the Science Council
Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP) Training Committee

Membership of Editorial Boards for a Publisher, Journal or Conference

May 2011 - April 2017 - Book Review Editor for the Journal of Sexual Aggression September
2016 - Present - Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice

Referee for a Publisher, Journal, Conference or Funding Body

2008 - Present - Amy has acted as a peer reviewer for the following academic peer-reviewed journals:
Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment
Psychology, Crime and Law
Journal of Basic and Applied Social Psychology
Journal of Police Practice and Research
Journal of Sexual Aggression
Aggression and Violent Behaviour
Behavioural Sciences and the Law
Criminal Justice and Behaviour
Culture, Health and Sexuality
Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research
Sociology and Criminology
Legal Studies
Asian Journal of Criminology
Violence Against Women
Violence and Victims
Sex Roles
Journal of Legal and Criminological Psychology
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research
Psychology of Violence
Justice Quarterly
Personality and Social Psychology Review
Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology
Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect
Current Psychology
Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice    
Salus: An International Journal of Law Enforcement, National Security, and Emergency Management

Supervision

2008 - 2016 - Coventry University - Amy has successfully supervised approximately 80 taught masters degree students in completion of their dissertation over the past 8 years. These include: MSc Forensic Psychology, MSc Forensic Psychology & Crime, MSc Psychology.

2017 Present - University of Worcester - Louis Provart (Director of Studies) PhD

2017 - Present - University of Worcester - Berni Gaughan (Internal Supervisor) PhD

2017 - Present - University of Worcester - Gill Wall (Internal Supervisor) PhD


Advisory and Consultancy Work

Advisor for Hampshire Constabulary on their Prevention of Serious Sexual Offences Campaign in 2009.

Advisor for Warwickshire Police on their rape awareness/prevention campaigns in 2011 and 2013.

Commissioned as a consultant by Warwickshire County Council and Warwickshire Police to conduct research to inform the development of the Coventry and Warwickshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre in 2011.

Consultant in the development of the National Negotiator Deployment Database being led by the National Negotiator Group (NNG).

Commissioned by Norfolk Constabulary to analyse pilot data from the National Negotiator Deployment Database between January 2015 and December 2016.

Publications

Grubb, A. & Harrower, J. (2008). Attribution of blame in cases of rape: An analysis of participant gender, type of rape and perceived similarity to the victim. Aggression and Violent Behaviour, 13, 396-405. doi:10.1016/j.avb.2008.06.006

Grubb, A. & Harrower, J. (2009). Understanding attribution of blame in cases of rape: An analysis of participant gender, type of rape and perceived similarity to the victim. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 15, 63-81. doi:10.1080/13552600802641649

Grubb, A. (2009). Book review of Accounting for rape: Psychology, feminism and discourse analysis in the study of sexual violence. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 15, 214-216. doi:10.1080/13552600902907270

Grubb, A. (2010).Modern day hostage (crisis) negotiation: the evolution of an art form within the policing arena. Aggression and Violent Behaviour, 15, 341-348. doi:10.1016/j.avb.2010.06.002

Grubb, A. (2011). A needs analysis conducted with the survivors of sexual assault to inform the development of a Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Coventry and Warwickshire. Confidential consultancy report commissioned by Warwickshire Police and Warwickshire County Council.

Grubb, A. & Turner, E. (2012). Attribution of blame in rape cases: A review of the impact of rape myth acceptance, gender role conformity and substance use on victim blaming. Aggression and Violent Behaviour, 17, 443-452. doi:10.1016/j.avb.2012.06.002

Grubb, A. & Brown, S. (2012). Hostage (crisis) negotiation: The potential role of negotiator personality, decision-making style, coping style and emotional intelligence on negotiator success. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, 14, 41-51. Retrieved from https://www.omicsonline.com/open-access/the-influence-of-indirect-collective-trauma-on-first-responders-alcohol-use.pdf

Grubb, A., & Tarn, T. (2012). An exploratory analysis of the relationship between women's rape fantasies, rape myth acceptance, rape victim empathy and rape blame attribution. Forensic Update, 108, 14-20.

van der Bruggen, M. & Grubb, A. (2014). A review of the literature relating to rape victim blaming: An analysis of the impact of observer and victim characteristics on attribution of blame in rape cases. Aggression and Violent Behaviour, 19, 523-531. doi:10.1016/j.avb.2014.07.008

Williamson, L., & Grubb, A. (2015). An analysis of the relationship between being deaf and sexual offending. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 21, 224-243. doi:10.1080/13552600.2013.842001

Grubb, A., Brown, S., & Hall, P. (2015).Personality traits and coping styles in UK police officers. Do negotiators differ from their non-negotiator colleagues?Psychology, Crime and Law, 21, 347-374. doi:10.1080/1068316X.2014.989165

Grubb, A. R. (2016). A mixed-methodological analysis of police hostage and crisis negotiation in the United Kingdom (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.22287.79522

Grubb, A. R. (2017). Understanding the prevalence and situational characteristics of hostage and crisis negotiation in England: An analysis of Norfolk and Suffolk Constabulary negotiator deployment data from January 2015 to December 2016. Confidential consultancy report commissioned by Norfolk Constabulary

Grubb, A. R., Brown, S. J., & Hall, P. (2018). The emotionally intelligent officer?  Exploring decision-making style and emotional intelligence in hostage and crisis negotiators and non-negotiator-trained police officers.  Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 33(2), 123-136doi:1007/s11896-017-9240-2

Grubb, A. R., Brown, S. J., Hall, P., & Bowen, E. (2018). The self-perceived successful hostage and crisis negotiator profile: A qualitative assessment of negotiator competencies. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/15614263.2018.1473772

Grubb, A. R., Brown, S. J., Hall, P., & Bowen, E. (2019). From “sad people on bridges” to “kidnap and extortion”: Understanding the nature and situational characteristics of hostage and crisis negotiator deployments.  Journal of Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, 12(1), 41-65  doi:1111/ncmr.12126

Grubb, A. R., Brown, S. J., Hall, P., & Bowen, E. (2019). “There’s nothing that compares to it”: A grounded theoretical analysis of the experiences of police hostage and crisis negotiators.  International Journal of Conflict Management.  Advance online publication.  doi:10.1108/IJCMA-01-2019-0003    

Grubb, A. R., Brown, S. J., Hall, P., & Bowen, E. (under review). From deployment to debriefing: Introducing the D.I.A.M.O.N.D. model of hostage and crisis negotiation.  Police Practice and Research: An International Journal   

External Responsibilities

Examiner for a Taught Course

May 2019 - Present -  Cardiff Metropolitan University, MSc Forensic Psychology

September 2016 - Present - University of Wolverhampton, MSc Forensic and Investigative Psychology

Examiner for a Research Degree

7th December 2018 - University of Birmingham DForenPsy

Work for National/International Agencies/Bodies

March 2016 - European College of Policing (CEPOL) Invited trainer on the CEPOL Crisis and Hostage Negotiation Course delivered to delegates from the 28 EU member states.