Current Doctoral Supervision
I am currently supervising several doctoral theses, topics include: equanimity and compassion; VR and aggression; school bullying; and post traumatic growth.
I am an external supervisor for a PhD at the University of Worcester on rape myths.
I am also an external supervisor on a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool in collaboration with Survivors West Yorkshire. This project is investigating post traumatic growth in adult male survivors of child sexual abuse.
I am available to take on further doctoral students and will consider research collaborations on a case by case basis. Contact me to discuss your ideas.
Current Research Interests
Including, though not exclusive to:
(a) Attributions, attitudes, social psychology
Attitudes towards male rape and CSA
Sexuality issues, e.g. homophobia, transphobia
(b) Criminological Psychology
Sexual violence, particularly male survivors
Fear of crime
(c) Effects of Traumatic Events
Effects of crime on victims
Currently working on:
Further to the research being conducted with doctoral students, I am also involved in several other projects. These include a collaboration with Dr Roxanne Khan, director of HARM at UCLan and international collaborators; sibling violence, with colleagues at UCLan and Birmingham City University; with Bolton colleagues, Dr Gill Allen and Dr Julie Prescott and the Bolton Solidarity and Community Association,, data collection is underway on experiences of FGM. In addition, I am currently working on a series of review papers on aspects of male survivorship.