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Dr. Lucy Markson CPsychol

Dr.  Lucy Markson, CPsychol

Research Associate

Registered Forensic Psychologist

Office Phone: +441223 762987


  • imprisoned fathers; families; incarceration; resilience


Key Publications


Markson, L., Lamb, M. E., & Lösel, F. (2015). The impact of contextual family risks on prisoners' children's behavioural outcomes and the potential protective role of family functioning moderators. European Journal of Developmental Psychology.doi/full/10.1080/17405629.2015.1050374.

Markson, L., Lösel, F., Souza, K. A., & Lanskey, C. (2015). Male prisoners’ family relationships and resilience in resettlement.Criminology & Criminal Justice. doi: 10.1177/1748895814566287

Buchanan, H., Markson, L., Bertrand, E., Greaves, S., Parmar, R., & Paterson, K. B. (2014). Effects of social gaze on visual-spatial imagination. Frontiers in Psychology:Cognition.

Lanskey, C., Lösel, F., Markson, L., & Souza, K.A. (2014). Children's contact with their imprisoned father and the father-child relationship after his release. Families, Relationships and Societies.

Lanskey, C., Lösel, F., Markson, L., & Souza, K.A. (2014). Re-framing the analysis: A 3-dimensional perspective of prisoners' children's well-being. Children & Society. doi:10.1111/chso.12088.

Souza, K. A., Lösel, F., Markson, L., & Lanskey, C. (2013). Pre-release expectations and post-release experiences of prisoners and their (ex-)partners. Legal and Criminological Psychology. doi:10.1111/lcrp.12033

Lösel, F., Pugh, G., Markson, L., Souza, K. A., & Lanskey, C. (2012). Risk and Protective Factors in the Resettlement of Imprisoned Fathers with their Families. Milton: Ormiston Children and Families Trust.

Markson, L., Woodhams, J., & Bond, J. (2010). Linking serial residential burglary: comparing the utility of Modus Operandi behaviours, geographical proximity, and temporal proximity. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 7, 91-107.

Markson, L., & Paterson, K. (2009). Effects of gaze aversion on visual-spatial imagination. British Journal of Psychology, 100, 553-563.


Conference Presentations

Markson, L. (2014). Risk and resilience processes in prisoners and their children. European Association of Developmental Psychology and Jacobs Foundation summer school. Risk and resilience: multilevel dynamics, Syros, Greece.

Markson, L., Lösel, F., Souza, K. A., & Lanskey, C. (2013).  Prisoners’ family relationships and resilient adaptation in pathways to reoffending. Paper presented at the European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Lausanne, Switzerland.     

Markson, L., Souza, K. A., Lanskey, C., Lösel, F., & Pugh, G. (2012). Conducting longitudinal research with children and young people.Paper presented at the Children of Prisoners Conference, Plymouth, UK.

Lösel., Pugh, G., Markson, L., Souza, K. A., & Lanskey, C. (2012). Dads inside and out. Paper presented at the ‘dads inside and out’ conference, Cambridge.

Markson, L., Souza, K. A., Lanskey, C., & Lösel, F. (2011). Predictors of imprisoned fathers’ resettlement and families’ adjustment.Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology annual conference, Washington, USA.

Markson, L., and Woodhams, J. (2009) Symposium title: Linking and profiling violent crime. Paper presented at the European Association of Psychology and Law annual conference, Sorrento, Italy.

Markson, L., and Woodhams, J. (2009). An empirical test of case linkage with British residential burglaries. Paper presented at the PSYpag 24th annual conference, Cardiff, UK.