Dr Samantha Lundrigan

Director at Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER), Anglia Ruskin University


Dr Lundrigan is interested in the interface between psychology and crime, and how psychology may be applied to the understanding and investigation of stranger sexual crime.

She joined Anglia Ruskin in January 2009 from the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University. Until 2005, she was employed as a lecturer at the Institute of Criminology at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. There she taught both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in criminology and forensic psychology.

As well as teaching, Dr Lundrigan has also conducted a range of research projects into geographic profiling systems, the spatial behaviour of serial rapists and the behavioural consistency of serial offenders. She has worked closely with police and provided offender and geographic profiles on a series of serious crime investigations. She also provided regular training to police officers in the area of environmental criminology and investigative psychology.

Her research interests include: offender profiling, male sexual violation, stranger interpersonal violence, juror decision making, rape.