Brent Snook is a Professor in Psychology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He holds a PhD in Psychology from The University of Liverpool, UK. His research involves an examination of the reliability and validity of investigative practices (e.g., interviewing). Currently, he is examining of how adults and youth understand their legal rights, and is testing of the effectiveness of various elements that comprise investigative interviews (e.g., note-taking).
His applied work currently involves the implementation of the PEACE model of interviewing in Canada. He also serves as an expert witness on interviewing and memory contamination in court, and provides reports to lawyers regarding the integrity of investigative interviews.
Brent also provides training on scientific-based information gathering techniques to a wide variety of groups such as police organizations, government departments (e.g., health investigators), non-profit groups (e.g., pubic defenders), and large private sector organizations (e.g., oil companies).