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I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Bradford in 2012. In 2013, I obtained MSc in Investigative Psychology at the University of Huddersfield. I have recently graduated with a PhD from the University of Huddersfield. My PhD focused on women’s perception of intimate partner abuse in the UK. 

My academic career began in 2022 when I became a part-time lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Leeds Beckett University. By the summer of 2022, I joined the University of Bradford and became a lecturer in Psychology.

My research interests are in Criminal and Social Psychology. I am particularly interested in the topics related to cultural issues including interpersonal violence and honour. I have a broader interest in mental health and individual differences. 

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  • Cultural abuse (including domestic violence)
  • Cancer research


TitleEye movement data reveal increased attention to combined health warnings on cigarette packs. (2019)
AuthorsRetzler C;Shiraj N;Retzler J;
JournalDrug and Alcohol Dependence
Title Author(s)
Differentiating Honour Crimes: An Empirical Framework (2015)Shiraj, N., Ioannou, M., and Hammond, L.