Dr Magali-Fleur Barnoux

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,
Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society),
Director of Studies – MA/PGDip/PGCert in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Forensic Issues
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Dr Magali-Fleur Barnoux


Dr Barnoux is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology and IDD and BPS Chartered Psychologist at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent. Dr Barnoux completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology-Sociology at the University of Leeds (2003) and went on to complete an MSc (2010) and PhD (2015) in Forensic Psychology at the University of Kent. Dr Barnoux has worked at the Tizard Centre since 2013 and specialises in teaching and research within the area of forensic intellectual and developmental disability.

 Dr Barnoux holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (2019) and has been teaching university students since 2011. She is currently the Director of Studies for the Postgraduate Courses in IDD and Forensic Issues and also teaches across the range of postgraduate programmes at the Tizard Centre.

With extensive expertise in managing and delivering applied funded research studies within forensic settings, Dr Barnoux has held a number of research and enterprise grants , published book chapters and journal articles, and has presented her research at national and international conferences. Dr Barnoux also undertakes consultancy work in Forensic Intellectual and Developmental Disability (e.g., bespoke training, short courses, autism assessments, expert witness work) and has collaborated with government agencies on various research projects which have informed future strategic decision making (Home Office, Ministry of Justice). She was also a member of the team who won the University of Kent Faculty of Social Sciences Research Prize (2015) and the ESRC Outstanding Impact in Society Award (2016) for their work in the area of deliberate firesetting.

Research interests

Dr Barnoux’s research focuses on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have come into contact with the Criminal Justice System as victims, witnesses, and/or perpetrators of crime. She is particularly interested in the aetiology and characteristics of criminal behaviour for this group of individuals and has specific expertise in the area of deliberate firesetting/arson. She has conducted applied research projects across a range of forensic settings (e.g., police, probation, prison, and secure hospitals) and has collaborated with various public bodies (e.g., NHS England, Ministry of Justice, Home Office) and charitable organisations (e.g., National Autistic Society) as part of these. 


Dr Barnoux teaches across the Tizard Centre's undergraduate and postgraduate courses and convenes a number of modules for the School of Psychology.


Dr Barnoux is accepting applications from potential PhD candidates in the area of Forensic Intellectual and Developmental Disability.


Dr Barnoux is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (member 106175)

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