Abdullah Althuwaikh

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Personal profile


I am a PhD student in forensic psychology at the University of Roehampton, and currently living in Wimbledon. I am keen on studying juvenile offenders, particularly in the Middle East region. My research analyses juvenile general violence profiling in Kuwait in order to enhance criminal profiling in regard to juvenile offenders. Additionally, I have been working as a crime analyst for 10 years in Kuwait related to juvenile offenders and child protection. Recently, I have joined the Journal of Investigative Psychology and Criminal Profiling (JIPCO) as a peer reviewer. As a result, I am now up to date in my specific discipline. I have also done a peer review request for a new forensic psychology book, which will be published by Routlege (2023). 

I have graduated from Kuwait University KUNIV in both bachelor's (2010) and master’s degree in criminal psychology (2016) with honours degree. Furthermore, I was a member of the SCAN team in Kuwait, which combats any kind of abuses (physical- sexual - psychological) against children, and a member in a dialogue between the police of Kuwait and the United States (FBI) concerning security and training (2018 -2019). Furthermore, I am now included with expert database of (NAUSS) Naif Arab University for Security Science (2021), which is an arab organisation and the scientific body of the Arab Interior Ministries Council.


Professional affiliations

Full membership in MEPA (Middle East Psychological Association)

Professional affiliations

Graduate membership in the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Education/Academic qualification

Criminal Psychology, MA, the Effectiveness of Psychological Tests Battery in Predicting the Successful Performance of Kuwait Police Academy Junior Students, Kuwait University KUNIV

21 Sept 201214 Jan 2016

Award Date: 14 Jan 2016

Psychology, BSc (Hons), Kuwait University KUNIV

21 Sept 200628 Jan 2010

Award Date: 28 Jan 2010

External positions

Ministry of Interior

19 Mar 2012 → …

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