Dr. Susanne Knabe-Nicol


Dr. Susanne Knabe-Nicol worked for the UK police for over a decade, in roles such as regional intelligence analyst, Police Community Support Officer, researcher in the Major Investigation Team, investigator in the custody unit – interviewing suspects and preparing case files, in evidence-based policing, and within the investigative command. She completed her BSc degree in Psychology at the University of East London and an MSc in Interactive Multimedia at the University of Westminster.


After a few years of dabbling in media, publicity and market research jobs, she completed her MSc in Investigative & Forensic Psychology at the University of Liverpool, where she also completed her PhD on ‘Behavioral Analysis for Police Investigations’.


Susanne created Police Science Dr to translate dry and often inaccessible research findings into something that operational police would actually be able to consume and put into practice. Police Science Dr achieves this through free learning videos and soon also through online courses.


Some of Susanne’s research has been published as book chapters in Professor Laurence Alison’s and Lee Rainbow’s ‘Professionalizing Offender Profiling – Forensic and Investigative Psychology in Practice’, published by Routledge.


Susanne joins the CopDoc on March 28th, 2022.