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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 Arts

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

Journal articles

Bowles, D., Sharkey, G., & Day, C. (2020). Psychological predictors of National Student Survey course satisfaction. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 8 (2), 7-15. http://doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v8i2.423

Walkington, Z., Ashton-Wigman, S., & Bowles, D. (2019). The impact of narratives and transportation on empathic responding. Poetics, 101425. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.poetic.2019.101425

Bishop, C., Small, N., Parslow, R., & Bowles, D. (2015). Improving service coordination for children with complex needs. British Journal of Healthcare Management, 21 (10), 469-475. http://doi.org/10.12968/bjhc.2015.21.10.469

Drabble, J., Bowles, D., & Barker, L.A. (2014). Investigating the role of executive attentional control to self-harm in a non-clinical cohort with borderline personality features. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8 (274). http://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00274

Bosmans, G., Bowles, D.P., Dewitte, M., De Winter, S., & Braet, C. (2014). An experimental evaluation of the State Adult Attachment Measure: the influence of attachment primes on the content of state attachment representations. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 5 (2), 134-150. http://doi.org/10.5127/jep.033612

Bowles, D.P., Armitage, C.J., Drabble, J., & Meyer, B. (2013). Self-esteem and other-esteem in college students with borderline and avoidant personality disorder features: An experimental vignette study. Personality and Mental Health, 7 (4), 307-319. http://doi.org/10.1002/pmh.1230

Barker, L., Andrade, J., Morton, N., Romanowski, C., & Bowles, D. (2010). Investigating the 'latent' deficit hypothesis : age at time of head injury, executive and implicit functions and behavioral insight. Neuropsychologia, 48 (9), 2550-2563. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.05.001

Bowles, D.P., & Meyer, B. (2008). Attachment priming and avoidant personality features as predictors of social-evaluation biases. Journal of personality disorders, 22 (1), 72-88. http://www.guilford.com/

Meyer, B., Enstrom, M.K., Harstveit, M., Bowles, D.P., & Beevers, C.G. (2007). Happiness and despair on the catwalk: need satisfaction, well-being, and personality adjustment among fashion models. Journal of positive psychology, 2 (1), 2-17. http://doi.org/10.1080/17439760601076635

Meyer, B., Ajchenbrenner, M., & Bowles, D.P. (2005). Sensory sensitivity, attachment experiences, and rejection responses among adults with borderline and avoidant features. Journal of personality disorders, 19 (6), 641-658. http://doi.org/10.1521/pedi.2005.19.6.641

Theses / Dissertations

Drabble, J.D. (2016). Mediators and moderators of self-injurious behaviours and borderline personality disorder. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Bowles, D., Barker, L., & Arden, M.

Other activities

Faculty student complaint investigator
Faculty NSS project lead

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