Dr Neema Trivedi-Bateman
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Neema joined Richmond in 2015 as Assistant Professor of Psychology and the Psychology Laboratory Manager. Previously, she managed the 8th fieldwork wave and research team for the longitudinal Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study (PADS+) at the Institute of Criminology (University of Cambridge). Neema’s background is in Psychology and Criminology. She has a BSc in Psychology (City University, London), an MRes in Research in Psychology (Oxford Brookes and University of Oxford), and a PhD in Criminology (University of Cambridge). Her PhD thesis, entitled ‘The roles of empathy, shame, and guilt in violence decision-making’ explored the role of moral emotions in the decision to engage in acts of crime, using a combination of longitudinal quantitative data and qualitative in-depth interview data about persistent offenders’ real-life violent events. Her research areas of interest include child and developmental psychology, including the causes and influencing factors behind various everyday behaviours as well as delinquent behaviour. More specifically, she is interested in the development of moral rules and moral emotions, and how they might influence certain behaviours.