Dr Elizabeth Noon

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Research group(s): Psychology Research Group, The Criminal Justice, Policy and Practice Research Group

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.

T: +44 (0)116 257 7823

E: enoon@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk/appliedsocialsciences


Personal profile

Dr. Noon’s research interests are mainly in the field of Criminological and Forensic Psychology. The focus of her research interest is in investigative interviewing of witnesses and victims (particularly children), individuals’ experience of the legal system, and the identification procedures currently in use in England and Wales.

Additional interests include Sport Psychology, and Cybercrime and Cyber bulling.

Research interests/expertise

  • Investigative interviewing
  • Children as witnesses
  • Detecting deception
  • Eyewitness memory and identification procedures
  • The psychology of sport.

Areas of teaching

  • Criminological and Forensic Psychology
  • Psychology in Context – forensic psychology, sports psychology and environmental psychology.
  • Library Based Project.


BSc(hons) Psychology and PhD

Courses taught

Psychology in Context (PSYC1093)

Criminological and Forensic Psychology (PSYC3016)

Library Based Project (PSYC3001)

Professional licences and certificates

Certificate in Cognitive Interviewing, Florida International University, 1993.

Conference attendance

  • Noon, E. Children in Court (1992). Child Witnesses : The New Agenda. Special Conference, October 30th. De Montfort University, Leicester.
  • Boon, J. & Noon, E. (1993).   Changing Perspectives   in   Cognitive Interviewing.   The 3rd European Congress of psychology. July 4th - 9th. Tampere, Finland.
  • Noon, E. & Hollin, C. (1987). Lay Knowledge of Eyewitness Behaviour. British Psychological Society, Annual Conference, Brighton.
  • Noon, E. (1991). An Empirical Investigation of the Cognitive Interview. British Psychological Society, Annual Conference, Bournemouth.
  • Davies, G. & Noon, E. (July 1991). Protecting the Child Witness in the Courtroom. 2nd European Psychology Conference, Budapest.
  • Davies, G. & Noon, E. (July 1991). 'Sex, Lies and Videotape’.   Advisory, Coordinating Committee on Child Abuse. Canberra, Australia.
  • Davies, G. & Noon, E. (August, 1991). ‘Children in the witness box’. Australian Institute of Criminology. Canberra, Australia.
  • Davies, G. & Noon, E. (August, 1991). 'Bridging the Credibility Gap'. South Australia Child Protection Bureau. Adelaide, Australia.
  • Davies, G. & Noon, E. (Sept, 1991). Protecting the Child Witness in the Courtroom. BASPCAN 1st National Congress, Leicester.
  • Davies, G. & Noon, E. (March, 1992). Video Technology and the Child Witness.   Second Annual Conference of the Division of Criminological and Legal Psychology, BPS, Harrogate.

Major Contributions to Exhibitions, Performances and Commissions

1991 -   Co-Convenor of Symposium. Investigative Interviewing and the Cognitive Interview. B.P.S. Annual Conference. Bournemouth.

Consultancy work

Open University Introduction to Psychology Course.

Current research students

Dr Noon is currently a supervisor for three PhD students. The topics of the PhDs are:

  • The on line behaviour of contact and noncontact offenders
  • Cyber bullying in the workplace
  • Parenting intervention

Externally funded research grants information

Involved in two previously successful grant applications:

  • Davies, G. & Noon, E An Evaluation of the Live Link for child witnesses. Home Office Grant 1989-1991
  • Davies, G. & Noon, E. Evaluation of the new provisions for child witnesses (Criminal Justice Act 1991) Home Office Grant (1992)

Internally funded research project information

HEIF grant 2007-2008. This research explored eyewitness identification procedures and was conducted with the collaboration of the Leicestershire Constabulary and Dr. Mark Scase.