Masterclass: The psychology of a fraudster

Wednesday 4 May 2016

KPMG, One Sovereign Square, Sovereign Street, Leeds LS1 4DA

Fraud is still as prevalent as ever, with the latest KPMG Fraud Barometer showing that nationally fraud was up on the previous year to £732m from £717m in 2014.

But who commits fraud? Why do people commit fraud? What motivates fraudsters? In this Masterclass, we will hear from Dr Nikki Grieve-Top BSc. (hons), MSc., PhD, a leader in this field who will be considering the psychology of a fraudster, the different models of fraud, fraudsters’ profiles and the opportunities to deter fraud.


4.00pmWelcome & IntroductionVivien Hopkins, YHFF
4.05pmThe psychology of a fraudsterDr Nikki Grieve-Top BSc. (hons), MSc., PhD.
5.25pmConclusionVivien Hopkins, YHFF


Dr Nikki Grieve-Top BSc. (hons), MSc., PhD.

As an expert in Investigative Psychology, and its practical application, Dr Grieve-Top is Head of Health Analytics for Bupa Global. She has operational responsibility for the analytical and investigative processes to detect, investigate and prevent financial crime throughout Bupa Global’s network of providers and service partners in more than 190 countries. She is accountable for the monitoring of health trends through the analysis of ‘member claiming’ behaviour and provider billing patterns which in turn guide the strategic direction of Healthcare Commissioning Activities and Provider Relationship Management.

In addition, Nikki is a guest lecturer at several influential UK Universities and sits on a number of industry anti-fraud boards. Her PhD from the Centre for Critical and Major Incident Psychology, University of Liverpool, titled ‘Explorations into Insurance Fraud: Bare facts, Behaviours and Beliefs’ cements Nikki as a leader in this field.

The masterclass is free for YHFF and other Fraud Forum members.