My main research interests lie within the area of social developmental psychology. In particular, my work focuses on the perceptions and experiences of cyberbullying, face-to-face bullying, and bystander intervention. One current area of research explores how teachers and young people reperceive and respond to cyberbullying in the school environment. A second strand of research also examines how young people perceive personal and situational factors in bullying, and how this may impact on their bystander intervention.
Previously, I have also been involved in projects exploring children’s online safety and anti-bullying interventions.
Lecturer In Psychology, University of Derby
Lecturer in Psychology, Staffordshire University
Lecturer in Psychology, Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham Trent University , PhD
University of Chester , MSc Family and Child Psychology
University of Chester , BSc (Hons) Psychology
Factors leading to cyber victimisation, Emerging Cyber Threats and Cognitive Vulnerabilities. 1st ed
How psychology became a science, Essential psychology. 3rd ed
Subjective versus objective knowledge of online safety/dangers as predictors of children's perceived online safety and attitudes towards e-safety education., Journal of Children and Media
“It’s so fluid, it’s developing all the time”: Pre-service teachers’ perceptions and understanding of cyberbullying in the school environment, Educational Studies
Comparing early adolescents’ positive bystander responses to cyberbullying and traditional bullying: the impact of severity and gender, Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science
Perceptions and responses towards cyberbullying: a systematic review of teachers in the education system, Aggression and Violent Behavior
Enhancing primary school children's knowledge of online safety and risks with the CATZ Cooperative Cross-Age Teaching Intervention: results from a pilot study, Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking