Graduate Teaching Assistant
School of Psychology and Computer Science
Beth is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of Psychology and Computer Science and a PhD researcher with interests primarily in youth violence and exploitation.
She teaches on a range of undergraduate psychology modules with expertise in forensic psychology. Alongside teaching, she is working towards the completion of her PhD. Her PhD research focuses on the role of social status and social media in 'gangs' and child criminal exploitation, investigating youth violence from a public health perspective.
Alongside this, she is the Student Parent Champion for students in the School of Psychology and Computer Science, providing support and advocacy for students with parental and caring responsibilities.
Beth first joined us as an undergraduate student and completed both her BSc and MSc here, with research projects focusing on pride, jealousy and online/offline aggression in intimate relationships. Prior to her current role, she worked with us as a research intern in the School of Nursing, and as a research assistant in the School of Psychology and Computer Science.
When it comes to research, Beth is a firm believer in using a multidisciplinary, holistic approach and maintaining the connection between academic research and real-world practice. During her academic career, she has co-authored research on domestic and community violence.
She has also been invited to speak at public events, and has written articles for the general public. Beth is a founder member of the Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM) and collaborates with colleagues from the Centre for Criminal Justice Research & Partnerships, and Global Race Centre for Equality (GRACE). Most recently, she was principal investigator for a funded project investigating county lines and the criminal exploitation of UK university students.
Beth has several years of experience of working with young people who are under the care of local authorities with a variety of complex needs and backgrounds including: mental health, alcohol and substance misuse, learning difficulties, offending behaviours, child sexual exploitation (CSE), and child criminal exploitation (CCE). She continues this work alongside her teaching and research.
- MSc Forensic Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2018
- BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2016
- Youth Violence
- County Lines & Child Criminal Exploitation
- Social Media
- Domestic & Community Violence
- 'Honour'-Based Abuse & Violence
- Graduate Member of British Psychological Society
- Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Email: Email:Beth Hall
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