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Trond Myklebust

Trond Myklebust

Assistant Chief of Police - Research Department

Phone: (+47) 23 19 98 55


Forensic Psychology, Work- and Organisational Psychology, Communication and interview techniques, Forensic Linguistics, Investigative interviewing.


  • Assistant Chief of Police
  • CPsychol (BPS), PhD, MSc, cand.mag
  • PhD, Dept. of Psychology, University of Oslo
  • Master of Science in Investigative Psychology, University of Liverpool
  • Work- and Occupational Psychology, University of Bergen
  • Cand. mag. (equivalent to BSc.), University of Oslo
  • The Norwegian Police University College
  • Theoretical and practical experience in forensic psychology
  • Level C (highest) of the specialisation program within the field of forensic psychology & psychiatry in Norway
  • Has a practical background in police work, and has specialised in investigation and forensic psychology both in Norway and abroad
  • Course Coordinator for the Master program in Investigation, The Norwegian Police University College
  • Visiting Lecturer, Newcastle University, School of Psychology, England (MSc Forensic Psychology programme)
  • Co-Founder and Co-Director of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG)
  • High performing strategic organiser of large, International and multi-agency conferences
  • Through iIIRG: Planner of specialist training to various national and International/governmental bodies,  including The International Criminal Court, The United Nations (UNDP), and The South African Police Service.
  • 2010 - 2015 Elected member of the Board of the Norwegian Police University College.
  • 2006 - 2013 Member of the Board of Research Ethics at the Norwegian Police University College
  • 2009 decorated with the Police Service Medal with Laurel Branch for his merits in the development of Investigative Interviewing & Investigative procedures in Norway.
  • 2011 awarded by the Norwegian Police University College for his national and international presentations within his field of expertise.

Teaching and supervision

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Communication and interview techniques
  • Investigative interviews of children
  • Forensic linguistics
  • Investigative decision making processes
  • Interview training
  • Work- and organisational Psychology: Positive Psychology work, Organisational Change, Human factors

Current research

Member of several professional networks, including:

Selected Publications

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