I specialise in cognitive psychology applied to forensic contexts and have published widely on subjects including eyewitness memory and improving police facial composites (so-called ‘E-FITs).

Skelton, F.C. & Haddow, C. (2022). The impact of COVID-19 on the Justice Voluntary Sector. Report for the Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector Forum.

Fodarella, C., Marsh, J. E., Chu, S., Athwal-Kooner, P., Jones, H. S., Skelton, F. C., …Frowd, C. D. (2021). The importance of detailed context reinstatement for the production of identifiable composite faces from memory. Visual Cognition, 29(3), 180-200.

Skelton, F. C., Frowd, C. D., Hancock, P. J. B., Jones, H. S., Jones, B. C., Fodarella, C., Battersby, K., & Logan, K. (2020). Constructing identifiable composite faces: The importance of cognitive alignment of interview and construction procedure. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 26(3), 507–521.

Brown, C., Portch, E., Skelton, F.C., Fodarella, C., Kuivanemi-Smith, H., Herold, K., Hancock, P.J.B. & Frowd, C.D. (2019). The impact of external facial features on the construction of facial composites. Ergonomics, 62(4),

Skelton, F.C. (2018). Suspects confess to crimes they didn’t commit – here’s why. The Conversation, August 15th.

Skelton, F.C. (2018). Not conferencing but hardy and rewarding public engagement: Unplugged at the Fringe with Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas. Cognitive Psychology Bulletin, 3

Marsh, J.E., Patel, K., Labonte, K., Threadgold, E., Skelton, F.C., Fodarella, C., Thorley, R., Battersby, K.L., Frowd, C.D., Ball, L.J. & Vachon, F. (2017). Chatting in the Face of the Eyewitness: The impact of extraneous cell-phone conversation on memory for a perpetrator. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71(3), 183-190.

Skelton, F.C., Frowd, C. & Speers, K.E. (2015). The benefit of context for facial composite images. Journal of Forensic Practice, 17(4), 281-290.

Frowd, C., Erickson, W.B., Lampinen, J.M., Skelton, F.C., McIntyre, A.H. & Hancock, P.J.B. (2015). A Decade of Evolving Composite Techniques: Regression- and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Forensic Practice, 17(4), 319-334

Marsh, J.E., Demaine, J., Bell, R., Skelton, F.C., Frowd, C.D., Roer, J. & Buchner, A. (2015). The impact of irrelevant auditory facial descriptions on memory for target faces: Implications for eyewitness memory. Journal of Forensic Practice, 17(4), 271-280

Alogna, V.K. et al. (2014). Registered replication report: Schooler and Engstler-Schooler (1990). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9(5), 556-578.

Frowd, C.D., Jones, S., Fodarella, C., Skelton, F.C., Fields, S., Williams, A., Marsh, J., Thorley, R. (2014). Configural and featural information in facial-composite images. Science & Justice 54(3), 215–227.

Frowd, C., Skelton, F.C., Hepton, G., Holden, L., Minahil, S., Pitchford, M., McIntyre, A., Brown, C. and Hancock, P.J.B (2013). Whole-face procedures for recovering facial images from memory. Science & Justice, 53(2), 89-97.

Frowd, C., Skelton, F.C., Atherton, C. & Hancock, P.J.B. (2012). Evolving an identifiable face of a criminal. The Psychologist, 25(2), 116-119

Frowd, C. D., Nelson, L., Skelton F. C., Noyce, R., Atkins, R., Heard, P., Morgan, D., Fields, S., Henry, J., McIntyre, A., & Hancock, P. J. B. (2012). Interviewing techniques for Darwinian facial-composite systems. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26(4), 576-584.

Frowd, C.D., Pitchford, M., Skelton, F., Petkovic, A., Prosser, C., & Coates, B. (2012). Catching Even More Offenders with EvoFIT Facial Composites. In A. Stoica, D. Zarzhitsky, G. Howells, C. Frowd, K. McDonald-Maier, A. Erdogan and T. Arslan (Eds) IEEE Proceedings of 2012 Third International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies, 20-26

Frowd, C.D., Skelton, F., Atherton, C., Pitchford, M., Bruce, V., Atkins, R., Gannon, C., Ross, D., Young, F., Nelson, L., Hepton, G., McIntyre, A.H. & Hancock, P.J.B. (2012). Understanding the multi-frame caricature advantage for recognising facial composites. Visual Cognition, 20(10), 1215-1241.

Frowd, C. D., Skelton F., Atherton, C., Pitchford, M., Hepton, G., Holden, L., McIntyre, A., & Hancock, P. J. B. (2012). Recovering faces from memory: the distracting influence of external facial features. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 18(2), 224-238.

Frowd, C.D., Hancock, P.J.B., Bruce, V., Skelton, F.C., Atherton, C., Nelson, L., et al. (2011). Catching more offenders with EvoFIT facial composites: lab research and police field trials. Global Journal of Human Social Science, 11, 46-58

Frowd, C.D., Skelton, F.C., Butt, N., Hassan, A., Fields, S. & Hancock, P.J.B. (2011). Familiarity effects in the construction of facial composite images using modern software systems. Ergonomics, 54(12), 1147-58.

Skelton, F.C., Frowd, C.D. & Andrews, S. (2011). Witness interviews: does recall of relational information improve identifiability of a facial composite? International Journal of Security and its Applications, 5(4), 37-49

Skelton, F.C. & Hay, D.C. (2008). Do children utilise motion when recognising faces? Visual Cognition, 16(4), 419-429.