I coordinate the Level 5 (Year 2) module on Developmental Psychology and also teach on the Level 4 (Year 1) optional module on Introduction to Psychology. I am keen to supervise dissertations on developmental or evolutionary topics, and also in areas such as conflict and cooperation, cultural differences, everyday language use, moral psychology, and social networks (including the use of social networking software). I am particularly keen on doing mixed-methods studies in these areas.
As a proud but often rather puzzled dad, my research interests centre on various aspects of social behaviour in childhood. They include evolutionary developmental psychology; everyday language use with peers – especially gossip and tattling; conflict and cooperation among children; promoting social and emotional learning using serious computer games; children’s social networks (especially in relation to cyberbullying, and their use of social networking software in general); and the anthropology of childhood.