Claire Tranter

Name Claire Tranter
Job Title PhD Student
Research Group Cyberpsychology Research at the University of Wolverhampton (CRUW); Cognition in Context 
iIIRG & American Psychology and Law Society
Email Claire.Tranter@wlv.ac.uk

Director of Studies

Prof Coral Dando

Supervisors

Dr Darren Chadwick

Dr Chris Fullwood

Research Interests 

Cross cultural persuasion and cognitive style in synthetic environments to maximise information gain during intelligence interviews, and detecting deception.

Background

Claire graduated from Lancaster University in 2013, achieving a BSc first-class (Hons.) in Psychology. She was awarded a Certificate of Distinction in Forensic Psychology – Top of Class. In December 2013 Claire commenced a programme of Ph.D study, funded by the UK Ministry of Defence, investigating cross cultural persuasion and cognitive style in context. 

Ph.D Research

Title of PhD: Cognition in Context: Understanding persuasion for information-gathering in synthetic environments across cultural and cognitive divides.

Claire’s programme of research is centred on understanding social cognition in synthetic environments. That is the way in which people think and behave in the presence or perceived presence of another/others. The novelty of Claire’s research lies in the fact that she is concerned with theoretical and applied understandings of how judgements are formed and modified using traditional persuasion paradigms, but in contemporary environments to investigate how to maximise information gain for intelligence interviewing purposes. She is also manipulating individual cognitive style and culture across traditional face-to-face, synchronous and asynchronous textual environments, and virtual environments. 

Publications

Dando, C. J., & Tranter, C. (in press). Intelligence Interviewing: Synthetic Environments, Cognition and Cognitive Styles. Investigative Interviewing: Research and Practice.

Book Chapters 

Dando, C. J., & Tranter, C. L. (in press). Cyberpsychology: Military and Defence Applications. In A. Attrill, & C. Fullwood. (Eds). Applied Cyberpsychology. Palgrave Macmillan: London. 

International and National Conference Contributions 

Tranter, C., Dando, C. J., Chadwick, D. &  Fullwood, C. (September, 2015). Decision-making and Cognitive Style. Poster presented at the British Psychological Society West Midlands Branch Annual Conference, Coventry, UK.

Tranter, C., Dando, C. J., Fullwood, C., & Chadwick, D. (September, 2015). Understanding how context influences persuasion across cognitive divides. Paper presented at the Social Networking in Cyberspace (SNIC) Conference, University of Wolverhampton, UK.

Tranter, C., Dando, C. J., Chadwick, D. &  Fullwood, C. (May, 2015). Persuasion and Cognitive Style. Poster presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Liverpool, UK.

Tranter, C., Dando, C. J., Fullwood, C., & Chadwick, D. (April, 2015). Intelligence gathering and persuasion in differing contexts. Paper presented at the Cyberpsychology Research at the University of Wolverhampton (CRUW) Conference, University of Wolverhampton, UK.

Tranter, C., Dando, C. J., Fullwood, C., & Chadwick, D. (June, 2014). Cognition in context: Investigating the impact of individual differences on information-gathering interviews in synthetic environments. Paper presented at International Investigative Interviewing Research Group 7th Annual Conference, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Tranter, C., Dando, C. J., Fullwood, C., & Chadwick, D. (May, 2014). Synthetic environments and how they can be used to persuade individuals to impart information for investigative-gathering purposes. Paper presented at the Cyberpsychology Research at the University of Wolverhampton (CRUW) Conference, University of Wolverhampton, UK.