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Research Interests

My research interests are around how policy and guidance documents are used by people, in practice. I am particularly interested in how written documents are translated by speakers in various social interactions. I use conversation analysis to analyse the ways in which we say something can occasion variations of social action.

I'm currently interested in police investigative interviews; looking at how police officers and vulnerable adult and child witnesses of sexual assault produce evidence through question and answer sequences. I'm also interested in how training for this type of interview looks in comparison to the real thing. 


2010 - 2013    Loughborough University PhD Social Psychology

2008 - 2009    Loughborough University MRes Social Research 

2005 - 2008    Sheffield Hallam University BA Hons Sociology 

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Research Output 2014 2020

When Police Interview Victims of Sexual Assault: Comparing Written Guidance to Interactional Practice

Stokoe, E., Antaki, C., Richardson, E. & Willott, S., Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) The Discourse of Police Interviews. Mason, M. & Rock, F. (eds.). University of Chicago Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
Law enforcement
police officer
Open Access
political identity

User involvement in regulation: A qualitative study of service user involvement in Care Quality Commission inspections of health and social care providers in England

Richardson, E., Walshe, K., Boyd, A., Roberts, J., Wenzel, L., Robertson, R. & Smithson, R., 7 Apr 2019, In : Health Expectations. 22, 2, p. 245-253 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Quality of Health Care
Health Personnel
Delivery of Health Care