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Natalie Harrison

Research Assistant in Policing and Mental Health

Greenbank Building, GR236

+44 (0) 1772 89 5655

Nharrison10@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Criminology and Policing, Health, Psychology

Natalie is a research assistant working on the Mental Health and Policing strands of the Criminal Justice Partnership. Her research interests include family violence, policing, mental health and the normalisation of aggression. She is also a PhD Researcher investigating the experience of sibling aggression using mixed methods approach to explore this form of family violence. Prior to this role, Natalie has worked as both an associate lecturer and a research assistant.

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Natalie is working on various projects across the mental health and policing strands of the Criminal Justice Partnership. Prior to this, she worked as a research assistant at Nottingham Trent University across the Division of Psychology from 2015 to 2016.

Natalie’s PhD research focuses on sibling aggression, specifically in relation to exploring how people make sense of and understand their experiences. As part of this, she has developed of the Experiences of Sibling Aggression (ESA) scale, looking at the context of aggression rather than individual behavioural acts. She has also looked the multi-assaultive family and its effect on sibling aggression.

Qualifications

  • PhD Psychology (Ongoing)
  • MSc Forensic Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2009
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2008

Research

RESEARCH Activities

Natalie’s current research interests lie in the areas of policing, mental health, sibling aggression and the normalisation of under recognised forms of family violence.

Projects

Natalie is involved in various projects under the Mental Heath and Policing strands of the Criminal Justice Partnership.

Conferences

International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, New Hampshire, USA. 2016. Presentation title: The Experiences of Sibling Aggression Scale

Qualitative Methods in Psychology Conference, Cambridge, UK. 2015. Presentation title: “Brother and sisterly love”: Exploring the distinction between play and real fighting amongst siblings.

European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Braga, Portugal. 2015. Presentation title: “Brother and sisterly love”: Exploring the distinction between play and real fighting amongst siblings.

Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference, Glasgow, UK. 2014. Presentation title: “Brother and sisterly love”: Exploring the experience of sibling aggression.

Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference, Belfast, UK. 2013. Presentation title: The co-occurrence of sibling aggression alongside other forms of family aggression.