Michael Woodworth


mikeMike Woodworth, PhD, is an Professor at UBC Okanagan. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in 2004 from Dalhousie University. His primary areas of research include psychopathy, criminal behaviour, and deception detection. Along with his colleagues, Dr. Stephen Porter and Dr. Zach Walsh, Dr. Woodworth was recently awarded Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funding to create the “Centre for the Advancement of Psychological Science and Law (CAPSL)”. This facility is a state-of-the-art, world-class research center in which faculty and students conduct cutting-edge studies with relevance to the legal system. Dr. Woodworth was also recently awarded a three-year SSHRC Insight Grant (2012-15) to study language and psychopathy. He was also previously awarded a three-year SSHRC Standard Research Grant (2006-09) to study deception detection in on-line environments. Dr. Woodworth has collaborated on numerous research projects with the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) and CSC (Correctional Services of Canada), as well as forensic psychiatric services in both British Columbia and Nova Scotia. He regularly presents at national and international psychology conferences, consults with law enforcement agencies such as the RCMP and the FBI, and serves as an expert witness for the courts.

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