Dr. Geoffrey Reed
Senior Project Officer for the Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization. Prior to joining WHO in 2008, Dr. Reed served for more than a decade as Assistant Executive Director for Professional Development at the American Psychological Association (APA) in Washington, DC, USA. He holds a doctoral degree in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Reed’s academic achievements are widely recognized. He has received the Career Service Award from APA Division 38 (Health Psychology) and the Public Service Award from APA Division 42 (Independent Practice). He has published numerous scientific articles, the most recent focusing on the results of field studies to determine the structure and content of the chapter on Mental and Behavioural Disorders of the Eleventh Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).
Dr. Aldert Vrij
Aldert Vrij is Professor of Applied Social Psychology, University of Portsmouth (UK). His main research interest is deception, resulting in more than 500 publications, which have been widely cited (> 18,000 citations and H-index 68). He received grants from British Research Councils, Trusts and Foundations, Insurers, Federal Bureau of Investigation, High value detainee Interrogation Group, and American, British, Dutch, and Singapore Governments, totalling > $8,500,000. He works closely with practitioners (police, security services and insurers) in terms of conducting research and disseminating it’s findings. His 2008 book Detecting lies and deceit: Pitfalls and opportunities is a comprehensive overview of research into (non)verbal and physiological deception and lie detection. In 2016 he received the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iiiRG) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his significant contribution to investigative interviewing.