I have been part of psychology at Strathclyde since 1993 when I first started my undergraduate degree here. I began looking at the ways in which children respond to bullying behaviours as part of my final year dissertation, and enjoyed this so much that I subsequently pursued this theme in my MRes, PhD, and in subsequent funded projects.
My research has focussed on children’s situational appraisals, coping strategies, emotional reactions, and psycho-social adjustment in peer-victimisation contexts. I'm also interested in experiences of discrimination and in the ways that children and young people use electronic forms of communication.
I am currently Course Leader for the BA Psychology where my role is to oversee the delivery and organisation of our undergraduate psychology program.
Finally, I also write/edit a blog summarising research published in the field of aggression and peer-victimisation, and can also be found on Twitter (@SimonCHunter).