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Robert Cockerell

Robert Cockerell

Partner KordaMentha


Experienced investigators know that proper planning is vital to the success of any interview. However, there have been a number of advances in the study of the interview process that have focused on detecting deception through the analysis of answers and observation of body behaviour. These advanced interview techniques provide a significant advantage to investigators during the interview of witnesses or suspects.

On Wednesday 28 October 2020 please join us as Robert Cockerell educates us on how to analyse the words and body behaviour used by individuals to determine when a person is telling the truth and when they are being deceptive.

Date: Wednesday 28 October 2020

Venue: Virtual Live Event

Time: 4.00pm start time (Duration for 1 hr)

Cost: Free (Requires you to complete the free registration process)

Registration: Registration for the event is through our website. There are limited positions available so please register as soon as possible. Once your registration form is submitted it will be processed by the Chapter executive team. You will then receive an email containing all the login details for the live event to your nominated email address.

Speaker Bio:

Robert is the lead Partner for the KordaMentha forensic investigations team and is a licensed investigator with more than 30 years’ experience.

Robert is an expert in the investigation of complex crimes and the management of fraud prevention and detection. Robert commenced with KordaMentha in September 2010 in the Melbourne office, leading the fraud investigations team and undertaking prevention reviews for organisations across a broad range of industry sectors.

Holding advanced training qualifications in interview techniques, Rob is an expert in the detection of deception by interview, and has authored a number of critically acclaimed training programs for the CPA and Institute of Internal Auditors. Twice presented the Chief of Commissioners’ Award for Investigative Excellence, Robert’s exemplary career both in the private and public sectors is founded on successful outcomes with a full recovery of funds running into the “many millions” on the majority of his investigations.

Robert helped design the graduate certificate in fraud investigation at La Trobe University and holds a master’s degree in business administration. Rob has conducted investigations and anti-fraud and corruption engagements in a number of countries, including the United Kingdom, Cyprus, Bahrain, Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Namibia, and Malawi.