Dr Chelsea Slater

Lecturer in Psychology

Email address: C.Slater@wlv.ac.ukPhone number: 01902 321386Location: MC325Faculty: Faculty of Education Health & WellbeingAreas of expertise: Forensic Psychology


Chelsea joined the University of Wolverhampton in 2016. Previously she worked at the University of Birmingham as a Teaching Fellow and researcher. She completed her PhD in Forensic Psychology at the University of Birmingham, where she looked into crime linkage with a sample of serial sexual offences. Previously, she earned a BA in Psychology with Honours and Distinction from the University of Michigan (USA), where she completed a dissertation on gender stereotypes and criminal punishment.

Research interests

Chelsea’s research interests focus on the Investigative side of Forensic Psychology; crime linkage, offender profiling, serial offences, sexual offences, sexual harassment, and statistical approaches to investigating crimes.

Membership of professional bodies

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


PhD in Forensic Psychology from University of Birmingham (UK)-2016

B.A. Psychology with Honours and Distinction from University of Michigan (USA)- 2010


Journal Articles

Slater, C., Woodhams, J., & Hamilton-Giachritsis, C. (2104). Can serial rapists be distinguished from one-off rapists? Behavioral Sciences and the Law. 32(2), 220-239. doi: 10.1002/bsl.2096

Slater, C., Woodhams, J., & Hamilton-Giachritsis, C. (2015). Testing the assumptions of crime linkage with stranger sex offenses: A more ecologically-valid study. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 30(4), 261-273. doi: 10.1007/s11896-014-9160-3


Conference Presentations

Slater, C. & Komarzynska, K. (2012) What can we learn from crime scene behaviour? Psychologist in the Pub, Oxford, UK.

Slater, C., Woodhams, J., & Hamilton-Giachritsis, C. (2014) A more ecologically valid assessment of the crime linkage principles with serial sexual assaults. International Conference of Investigative Psychology, London, England.

Slater, C., Komarzynska, K., & Woodhams, J. (2012) Crime linkage of serial sex offenders in the UK. Cracow Conference of Psychology and Law, Krakow, Poland.

Slater, C. & Woodhams, J. (2012). Examining the two assumptions of case linkage with serial and one-off offenders. Research Day, University of Birmingham, UK.

Slater, C. & Woodhams, J. (2011). Crime linkage of serial stranger rapes in the UK. PsyPAG (The Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group) Conference, Bangor, Wales.

Slater, C. & Ellsworth, P. (2010).        Do gender incongruent careers adversely influence criminal punishment assessment? Psychology Research Forum for Honors, University of Michigan, USA.