Amy Humphrey is currently a Research Assistant in the School of Humanities and since 2014, a Human Geography doctoral student (p/t), both at the University of Dundee. Her work primarily focusses on policing practice, police culture and social justice.
She has an MSc Investigative Psychology from University of Liverpool and prior to joining Dundee, collaborated there on work exploring decision making in uncertainty. For many years Amy worked in social care before returning to academia. Her work draws on this experience through attention to the plurality of policing practice, especially at the intersections of vulnerability, visibility, and human rights.
Amy's doctoral work explores police missing persons work, using an ethnomethodological approach to understanding how police perceive their own success. During her PhD Amy also worked 3 years as a researcher on a trans-national comparative project looking at accountability and legitimacy of online surveillance by the state, she conducted research on behalf of HMICS as part of their inspection of police, and more recently jointly co-ordinated a multi-stakeholder dissemination project 'Policing digital Futures'.
Alcock, M., & Humphrey, A. (2015). User experiences of working with the police in relation to vulnerable people who go missing in the Aberdeen area: A joint report for HMICS by Children in Scotland and Scottish Institute for Policing Research . Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland.
Alison, L., Van Den Heuvel, C., Waring, S., Power, N., Long, A., O'Hara, T., & Crego, J. (2013). Immersive simulated learning environments for researching critical incidents: A knowledge synthesis of the literature and experiences of studying high-risk strategic decision making. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 7 (3), 255-272.
Alison, L., Doran, B., Long, M. L., Power, N., & Humphrey, A. (2013). The effects of subjective time pressure and individual differences on hypotheses generation and action prioritization in police investigations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 19(1), 83-93.