Beth Hall

Beth Hall

Graduate Teaching Assistant

School of Psychology

Darwin Building, DB125

BHall9@uclan.ac.uk

Beth currently works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of Psychology alongside working towards the completion of her PhD.

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Beth returned to UCLan as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in 2019, shortly after completing her MSc in 2018. Prior to this, she was involved in two research internships at UCLan. The first, in 2016, was based in the School of Nursing and involved investigating the support needs of forensic carers, with Prof. Mick McKeown. More recently (2017), she worked with Dr. Roxanne Khan, on a project investigating experiences of honour abuse in South Asians who identify as LGBT.

For 5 years, Beth worked for the Samaritans in a number of roles, including supporting the Listener Scheme in HMP Preston. She currently also works as a youth support worker and has experience of working with social services and police. 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.

Her research interests are primarily within the field of forensic psychology and includes topics such as: interpersonal aggression, youth violence, intimate partner aggression, county lines, criminal exploitation, gang activity and investigating these from an evolutionary perspective.

Qualifications
  • MSc Forensic Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2018.
  • BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2016.

Publications

Khan, R., Hall, B. & Lowe, M. (2017).  ‘Honour’ abuse: the experience of South Asians who identify as LGBT in North West England. Summary report prepared for Lancashire Constabulary, HARM (Honour Abuse Research Matrix), UK.

Memberships

British Psychological Society (Graduate member)

Research Activities

Beth’s PhD research focuses on the roles of social status and social media in the risk of gang activity and criminal exploitation of young males.

Her undergraduate and postgraduate research projects involved researching the influences of pride and jealousy in intimate-partner aggression, both online and offline. 

Teaching activities and responsibilities

Beth assists with teaching and marking for a number of modules in psychology, including:

  • PS1010: Methods and Practice of Psychological Inquiry
  • PS1020: Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology
  • PS1045: Current Topics in Psychology II
  • PS1680: Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders
  • PS2040: Individual Differences
  • PS4040: The Psychology of Individual Differences

External Affiliations and Roles

Alongside her work with UCLan, Beth also works in semi-independent living accommodations with young people aged 16-18 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).

Forensic Risk Assessment Training:

  • HCR-20 (2017)
  • SVR-20 (2017)
  • J-SOAP-II (2017)