Dr Megan Hermolle

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Megan Hermolle is a social psychologist who completed her PhD in Psychology at Keele University, which was awarded December 2023. Megan received her BSc from Wolverhampton University in 2012, her MSc Investigative Psychology from the University of Huddersfield in 2013, and a PCGE in post-compulsory education in 2018 from Staffordshire University. Her research intersects with law, feminism, and crime, centring on rape stereotype acceptance amongst those populations (i.e. lay people as juries; professionals; police interviewers) that represent varying points of the criminal justice system, and how these populations influence each other in addition to attrition rates for rape in the UK. She is also interested in making actionable evidence-based recommendations for policy and practice in police interviewing, jury education, and courts’ use of rape stereotypes. Megan has also recently co-led on several projects relating to trauma informed training and practice.

Megan is a qualified teacher in post-compulsory education, and taught across a variety of modules during her PhD, including introductory modules for social and developmental psychology, and biological and cognitive psychology; lab sessions for qualitative and quantitative methods; and statistics in psychology.

View Megan's outputs in our Open Access Repository: Megan Hermolle's Outputs


Hermolle, M. F. V. (2023). Lay, professional, and police rape stereotype acceptance in England and Wales : A holistic, mixed-methods overview of the Criminal Justice System. Keele University.

Hermolle, M., Andrews, S. J., & Huang, C. Y. S. (2022). Rape Stereotype Acceptance in the General Population of England and Wales. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/08862605221076162

Huang, C.S., Andrews, S.J., Krahenbuhl, S.J., Hermolle, M. (2020) Forensic Questioning. In: C. Stott, M. Radburn, & L. Savigar-Shaw (Eds.) Making an impact on policing and crime: Psychological research, policy, and practice.