Kirk Luther

Member of the Programs and Quality Committee


Kirk Luther

Kirk Luther is currently working as a lecturer in investigative expertise at Lancaster University, United Kingdom. He has a PhD from Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he studied forensic psychology. His research interests include safeguarding legal rights of youth and adults, developing science-based police interviewing practices, and reducing false and coerced confessions.

Luther has published over 10 peer-reviewed research articles (in both English and French), two book chapters, and made more than 10 presentations at national and international conferences. Luther uses his research findings to facilitate the development and implementation of training programs to academics and practitioners (e.g., police officers). He is also a member of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group, a group of researchers who are committed to improving investigative interviewing internationally and ensuring all improvements are underpinned by a robust evidence base.

Luther’s research has garnered national and international media attention and numerous awards, including multiple Three Minute Thesis awards, the SSHRC Storytellers award, and the prestigious SSHRC Talent award.