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Dr. Abigail Thornton

Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

School of Psychology

Darwin Building, DB206

+44 (0) 1772 89 3431

AThornton4@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Psychology

Abigail Thornton is a lecturer in forensic psychology. Her research interests lie within the areas of intimate partner violence, general violence, women's offending, stalking, and the individual differences associated with these (e.g. personality, trauma, control, low self-control, anger, attachment).

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Abigail Thornton has been teaching in Higher Education since 2005, and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Abigail joined UCLan early 2015 as a Lecturer in Forensic Psychology. She is research active, and her research interests lie within the areas of intimate partner violence, general violence, women's offending, stalking, and the individual differences associated with these (e.g. personality, trauma, control, low self-control, anger, attachment).

Qualifications:

Ph.D. Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2012
B.Sc. (Hons.) Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2005

Membership of professional and learned bodies:

Fellow of the HEA

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Publications

Thornton, Abigail Joy, Graham-kevan, Nicola and Archer, John (2013) Development and Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Non-Violent and Violent Offending Behaviour Scale (NVOBS). Aggressive Behavior, 39 (3). pp. 171-181. ISSN 0096-140X

Thornton, Abigail Joy, Graham-kevan, Nicola and Archer, John (2012) Prevalence of women's violent and non-violent offending behavior: a comparison of self-reports, victims' reports and third-party reports. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27 (8). pp. 1399-1427. ISSN 1552-6518

Thornton, Abigail Joy, Graham-kevan, Nicola and Archer, John (2010) Adaptive and maladaptive personality traits as predictors of violent and nonviolent offending behavior in men and women. Aggressive Behavior, 36 (3). pp. 177-186. ISSN 0096-140X