Amy Burrell

Colleges, School and Institutes

External positions

, Criminal Justice and Behavior (Journal) (Editorial Board)

Oct 2019 → …

Alzheimer's Society (Volunteer)

Jul 2014 → …


Dr Amy Burrell is a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK. Previous roles include Research Fellow at the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, Research Assistant at Perpetuity Research, and Training Manager at Perpetuity Training. She also worked in teaching for 6 years - first as a Lecturer in Forensic Psychology (Birmingham City University) and then as a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Forensic Psychology (Coventry University).

Amy completed her PhD examining crime linkage (i.e. linking offences committed by the same person using behaviour) in personal robbery in 2013. She is a founding member of the Crime Linkage International Network (C-LINK); a Leverhulme Trust funded research project which brought academics and practitioners from seven countries together to collaborate on research in linking sexual offences. She was the Network Facilitator for the project supporting the project from data gathering and coding to publication of the findings. She was also a co-convenor of a British Academy funded conference entitled “Using behavioural science to target prolific criminals”. 

Research interests

Research interests include behavioural crime linkage, group offending/group dynamics, decision making, sex offending, property crime (in particular robbery and burglary), and violent crime (e.g. violence in the night-time economy)


PhD Forensic Psychology (University of Leicester)

MSc Forensic Behavioural Science (University of Liverpool)

BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology (University of Durham)