Stuart Lipscombe

Lecturer in Criminology

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School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Stuart has been a Lecturer at University of Suffolk since 2014. He is an alumnus of University of Suffolk where he completed a BSc in Psychology and Criminology (2010). Stuart also holds an MSc in Psychology (2012) and a PhD in Developmental Psychology (2019) awarded by University of Essex. 


Stuart lectures in Psychology and Criminology. He is the Module Leader for all three psychology-related criminology modules, Principles of Psychology for Criminologists (Levels 4), Psychology and Crime (Level 5), and Forensic Psychology (Level 6); and the Research Skills and Academic Development (Level 4) module.

Stuart’s academic research is in inhibitory control (IC) in young children aged 3- to 7-years-old.  IC relates to the ability to stop the production of automatic responses. In recent research he has investigated differences between children’s manual and verbal imitative responses, with a particular emphasis on the inhibitory effects of complex and simple words, and the extent to which word similarity and dissimilarity may impact on imitative responding. Another strand of research Stuart is involved in investigates whether reconceptualization of rule structure and delay may enable young children to overcome their weak IC in developmental tasks.