Public Speaking



Cowley, M. (2011). Foresight, Children, & the Law. HSE (Health Service Executive) Nurse Training, Dept. of Risk Management & Special Care Babies Unit, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.

Cowley, M. (2010). A bag of tricks: The psychology of the juror mind. KBW King’s Bench Chambers legal practice guest speaker. Ashmolean Museum/ Worcester College, Oxford.

Cowley, M. (2010). The public’s reasoning about prior conviction evidence in light of additive probative value. ESRC Foresee-ability Workshop, CSLS, University of Oxford.

Cowley, M. (2010). Intended and merely foreseen actions and inactions: The ‘cause or allow’ offence. ESRC Foresee-ability Workshop, CSLS, University of Oxford.

Cowley, M. (2009). Evidential Reasoning (Departmental Seminar Series, Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford. Seminar series convener Prof. Oliver Braddick).



Cowley, M. (2009). Linguistic cues and exemplar generation in DNA reasoning: Implications for legal reasoning and DNA databases, Proof & Evidence Conference, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University(conveners: Dr. Katrin Mueller-Johnson and Dr. Samantha Lundrigen).

Cowley, M. (2009). Do you think what I think you think? Wolfson College, Oxford University.

Cowley, M. (2009). DNA evidence: Understanding the Random-Match-Probability. Special CSLS Workshop, Hartwell House, Oxfordshire.

Cowley, M. (2008). Asymmetries in prior conviction bias (Departmental seminar series, School of Psychology and Clinical Language Studies, University of Reading. Convener Dr. Caren Frosch.

Cowley, M. (2008). Lenses of evidence: Empirical anticipation of the juror mind, New directions in Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford. Seminar series convener Prof. Denis Galligan).

Cowley, M. (2007). Reasoning with prior conviction evidence. Department seminar, Socio- & Social Policy Series SSP, University of Southampton, UK (Convener Dr. Silke Roth).



Research Student and Clinical Placement Supervision:

Visiting Clinical Psychology Placement Scholar (2006/2007): Juliette Colyer (University of Plymouth): Psychology of public opinion for release of sex offenders into a community upon notification (Supervised Academic Component). Co-supervision of Socio-Legal DPhil students (2008/2009) for quantitative projects: Sam Clarke and Mila Versteeg: Applying statistical quantitative methods to socio-legal economic and cross –cultural contexts.

M-Level Postgraduate Course in Research Methodology:

Post-graduate mini-course in quantitative methods for applied socio-legal studies, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford (2009 and 2010).

Honors Undergraduate Courses and Dissertation Supervision:

3rd Year Dissertations (7 students, 5 who received a First I and 2 who received II.Is): Eye witness testimony; False memories; Polygraph reliability; Psychological profiling; Forensic spatial mapping; Prior conviction evidence; PACE and Police Expertise.

3rd Year Advanced Modules Applied Psychology: Torture & International Law, Terrorism & Counter-terrorism, Reasoning with Legal Evidence, Children & the Law, False Memory Syndrome.

3rd Year Advanced Practicals in Applied Legal Psychology: War Crime Tribunals, Peace Negotiation Tactics, Mock Juries, & Mock Cognitive Interview.

3rd Year Research-Led Course: Contemporary Issues in the Psycho-Social Sciences {Applied Cognition to Law}, Average Student Evaluation: 4.45/5, with 95% of the cohort achieving II.I or I in the final course results.

2nd Year Unit: The Individual and Society {Social Cognition}, 2nd Year Unit: The Application of Psychology to Criminal Justice}, 2nd Year Unit: Social Science Methodology {Quantitative Method and Literature Review}.

1st Year Unit: Introduction to Criminological Psychology {Criminology}, 1st Year Unit: Introduction to Psychology.

Next Stage Student Outcomes:

Main stage teaching outcomes: 70% of the total number of students gained a First 1.1 dissertation. Average Lecturer quality of teaching score across 280 students was 4.12 of a maximum score of 5.00. All special consideration students completed, and did so within their degree program time-limit.

Next stage outcomes for 65% of the total number of research and research methods students include: M-Level Forensic Psychology Degrees, M-Level Applied Psychology degrees, Trainee Solicitor Internships, US Associate Professorships, International Finance, & Marketing in Business Posts.



Introduction to Statistics for Professionals (Consultancy work), CPD for KBW Chambers     (Psychology & Law), CPD for Legal Practitioners (Psychology of Foresight/ & Law), Psychology CAO Option Leeson St.  (Psychology).



Digital Marketing Tutor, Indigo Artists Gallery (2015), Psychology Tutor, Trinity College Dublin (2004/05), Psychology Demonstrator, Trinity College Dublin (2004/05), Personal Tutor, Examiner, & Invigilator (2003, 2004, 2005/06, 2006/07), Chess Tutor, Baburin Chess School Dublin (2003/04).