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Grace is currently Research Assistant at the Centre of Advances in Behavioural Sciences, and is working on an NIHR funded project evaluating Sexual Assault Referral Centres. Grace received a First Class BSc (Hons) in Psychology, an MSc (Distinction) in Investigative and Forensic Psychology, and has recently submitted her doctoral thesis at the University of Liverpool. Her PhD thesis examined the development of the evidence base of interventions for children and young people who have experienced domestic violence and abuse.  

Grace has been involved in a wide range of projects which include, evaluating a domestic violence perpetrator programme, analysing serious sexual offences in a cold-case review, working with the Critical and Major Incident team at the University of Liverpool to independently evaluate a Home Office funded, national large-scale major incident training exercise, and interviewing police officers regarding their decision-making processes in critical incidents.  

Grace was previously an Academic Tutor and University Teacher at the University of Liverpool and is currently an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Education/Academic qualification

Psychology BSc (Hons), Degree, University of Liverpool


Psychology, Doctorate


Investigative and Forensic Psychology, MSc



  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Domestic violence
  • Children and young people
  • Interventions
  • Evaluation
  • Evidence based practice
  • Sexual violence
  • Qualitative research
  • quantitative research

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Research Output 2015 2018

Information sharing in interteam responses to disaster.

Waring, S., Alison, L., Carter, G., Barrett-Pink, C., Humann, M., Swan, L. & Zilinsky, T. Sep 2018 In : Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. 91, 3, p. 591-619 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
communication theory
information process

Blood from a Stone: Why Rapport Works and Torture Doesn’t in ‘Enhanced’ Interrogations.

Alison, L., Giles, S. & McGuire, G. 2015 In : Investigative Interviewing: Research and Practice. 7, 2, p. 5-23 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

police officer
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Independent evaluation of the Lifeline family based domestic intervention programme

Waring, S., Carter, G. & Giles, S. 2015

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


The Sir Joseph Rotblat Alumni Scholarship

Grace Carter (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Other distinction

University of Liverpool, IPHS PGR Conference- Best Research Presentation

Grace Carter (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)