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Dr David Bowles BSc (Hons), PhD, PGCert TLHE

Principal Lecturer

Summary

I am the International Business Development Lead for Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics. I am also Module Leader for Clinical Psychology and Individual Differences and Mental Health (both final year undergraduate) and for Social Psychology and Individual Differences and Psychology of Social and Differential Development (both postgraduate). I am a Dissertation supervisor and Director of Studies for PhD project: Self-harm and executive (dys)function in borderline personality disorder. I am also Co-supervisor for PhD project: Examining the burden of complex health needs on children, their families and communities and health and social care services: the Born in Bradford Cohort.

  • About

    I joined Sheffield Hallam as lecturer in individual differences in 2006, whilst completing my PhD in social cognition, attachment and Personality Disorder. Since then I have held roles as level four (first year) tutor and later course leader for the BSc Psychology route. Since January 2013 I have held the position of Principal Lecturer, initially with the responsibility for employer engagement and placement development, and latterly for international business development. My teaching profile has included undergraduate and postgraduate modules in personality, intelligence, clinical psychology and research methods and statistics. My research interests focus on well-being and the interface between personality and abnormal psychology, drawing on attachment and self-determination theoretical frameworks, and introducing priming procedures. I am delighted to be involved with a White Rose Partnership project investigating well-being in families from the Born in Bradford cohort. I am also leading internal projects investigating the psychological factors behind student responses on the National Student Survey. I continue to collaborate with my erstwhile PhD supervisor, Dr Bjoern Meyer, and have forged new collaborations with Dr Guy Bosmans at Leuven University, and with White Rose Partnership colleagues at the Universities of Leeds and Bradford. I am a Graduate Member of the BPS, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Member of the British Society of Personality and Individual Differences and a Member of the UK Attachment Network.

    Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
    Personality
    Intelligence
    Research methods and Statistics
    Priming procedures for moderating social cognitive biases
    Narcissism
    Adult attachment
    Avoidant personality disorder
    Borderline Personality disorder
    Self-determination theory


  • Teaching

    Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics

    Social Sciences and Humanities

    Psychology, Sociology and Politics

    I am Module Leader for Clinical Psychology and Individual Differences & Mental Health (both final year undergraduate) and for Social Psychology & Individual Differences and Psychology of Social and Differential Development (both postgraduate). 

  • Research

    My research interests focus on well-being and the interface between personality and abnormal psychology, drawing on attachment and self-determination theoretical frameworks, and introducing priming procedures. I am delighted to be involved with a White Rose Partnership project investigating well-being in families from the Born in Bradford cohort. I am also leading internal projects investigating the psychological factors behind student responses on the National Student Survey. I continue to collaborate with my erstwhile PhD supervisor, Dr Bjoern Meyer, and have forged new collaborations with Dr Guy Bosmans at Leuven University, and with White Rose Partnership colleagues at the Universities of Leeds and Bradford.

  • Publications

  • Other activities

    Faculty student complaint investigator
    Faculty NSS project lead

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