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INTERPOL at Roehampton

A former Roehampton graduate and lecturer now working at INTERPOL's Integrity in Sport Unit visited the University recently.

Posted: 14 February 2014

Dr Julia Norris gave a lecture on the relationship between match-fixing, sports betting and organised crime, aimed at generating academic research in the field. She spoke about the modus operandi of criminals who orchestrate the manipulation of sports competitions and matches to profit through legal, illegal and unregulated sports betting markets. Of particular concern is the increasing involvement of transnational organised crime networks in match-fixing activities. Dr Norris pointed out the valuable contribution that academia can make to the prevention of match-fixing, particularly in the area of enhancing and motivating integrity principles in sport.

Julie began her career as an undergraduate Psychology and Counselling student in 1995 at Roehampton. Enrolling as a part-time PhD student, Julie worked as a Visiting Lecturer in the Department and later as a full-time member of the psychology teaching team. She taught mainly research methods but introduced an innovative module (for that time) on the psychology of the internet.

She left Roehampton to live in Ireland where she worked as a psychologist with the Garda. Julie completed her doctorate in 2005 with a thesis entitled: ‘The Temporal Relationship between Mood States and Recognition of Valent Stimuli’ (supervised by Dr Gina Pauli and Diane Bray).

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