Dr Elizabeth A. Bates CPsychol SFHEA
Lecturer in Applied Psychology
Tel: 01228 616358
Address: G35 Skiddaw Building, University of Cumbria, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH
- Postgraduate Lead for Psychology, Programme Leader for MSc Psychological Research Methods and MSc Applied Social Science.
- Module Leader for: Critical psychology (Level 6) Research methods and statistics modules at (Level 5 and 7), Historical and Philosophical Issues in Psychology (Level 7), Implementing Psychological Research Techniques (Level 7), Psychology of Violent Behaviour (Level 6 and 7).
- PhD Supervisor
- University ethics panel member.
- Mentor, reviewer and panel member for CPD scheme for achieving professional recognition with the HEA
- Member of Student Voice panel
- Member of the ECs panel
- Member of the Standing Validation Pavel
Recent Relevant Employment Experience
October 2007 – January 2011- Associate Lecturer at UCLan
Main Subject/Interest Areas
My main research areas are around domestic violence and aggression. Specifically I focus on women’s aggression and male victims and how this is affected by personality and psychopathology e.g. attachment patterns, personality disorders etc.
Academic and Professional Qualifications
Chartered Scientist Successful application to achieve chartered scientist status.
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Successful application to achieve associate fellow status of the society.
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education AcademySuccessful application to meet the criteria for Descriptor 3 and recognised as a Senior Fellow.
Chartership of British Psychological Society
Achieved chartered status through the academic teaching and research route with the BPS.
October 2007 – December, 2011, University of Central Lancashire
Full-Time PhD in Psychology: Title: The Relationship of Men’s and Women’s Partner Violence to Personality and Psychopathology.
October 2009 – September 2010, University of Central Lancashire
Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCertLTHE)
October 2006 – October 2007, University of Central Lancashire
MSc with Distinction in Psychological Research Methods
September 2003 – May 2006, University of Central Lancashire
BSc. (Hons) Psychology
Current Professional Affiliations & Memberships
British Psychological Society – Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow
American Psychological Association – International Affiliate
Higher Education Academy – Senior Fellow
International Society for Research on Aggression - Member
Reviewer for Aggressive Behavior, Violence and Victims, Journal of Interpersonal violence, International Journal of Conflict and Violence, Partner Abuse and Journal of Aggression Conflict and Peace.
Member of the Editorial Board for the American journal Partner Abuse.
Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology and Social Sciences (Postgraduate journal).
Internal University of Cumbria ethics panel member.
Member of the UCLan Aggression Research Group.
Recent Related Public output Publications
Pennington, C. R., Bates, E. A., Kaye, L. K. & Bolam, L .T. (2015) Psychological andcontextual factors on satisfaction in Higher Education: A longitudinal study.Manuscript under review in Studies in Higher Education.
Bates, E. A. & Graham-Kevan, N. (in press) Is the presence of control related to help-seeking behavior? A Test of Johnson’s Assumptions Regarding Sex-Differences and the Role of Control in Intimate Partner Violence. Partner Abuse.
Kaye, L. K & Bates, E. A. (in press). The impact of higher fees on students’ reasons for attending university. Journal of Further and Higher Education
Bates, E. A., & Kaye, L. K. (2014). Exploring the impact of the increased tuition fees on academic staffs’ experiences in post-92 Universities: A small-scale qualitative study. Education Sciences, 4 (4), 229-246. doi: 10.3390/educsci4040229
Bates, E. A., Graham-Kevan, N., & Archer, J. (2014) Testing predictions from the male control theory of men’s partner violence. Aggressive Behavior, 40 (1) 42-55
Bates, E. A., & Kaye, L. K. (2014). 'I’d be expecting caviar in lectures': The impact of the new fee regime on undergraduate students’ expectations of Higher Education. International Journal of Higher Education Research, 67 (5), 665-673
Wilson-Smith, K. & Bates, E. A. (2014) Military Reserve Service and Post-Tour Work Adjustment: Exploring the experiences for Applied Practice. Forensic Update, 15, 28-33Bates, E. A. & Wilson-Smith, K. (2013) Championing the underdog: The role of qualitative analysis in establishing validity in Psychometric development. Assessment and Development Matters, 5 (3) 18-21
Recent Conferences (2013-15)
Bates, E. A. (2015) The Relationship of Men’s and Women’s Partner Violence to Personality and Psychopathology. l'Université libre de Bruxelles. Invited Speaker
Bates, E. A. (2015) What we know about Domestic Violence and current Interventions. HMP Haverigg Domestic Abuse Summit. Invited Speaker.
Bates, E. A. (2015) Hidden Victims: Men’s Experience of domestic violence. University of Cumbria Magistrates Conference. Invited speaker
Bates, E. A., Graham-Kevan, N., & Archer, J. (2014) Testing predictions from the male control theory of men’s partner violence. University of Central Lancashire. Invited speaker.
Bates, E. A., Graham-Kevan, N., & Archer, J. (2014) Testing predictions from the male control theory of men’s partner violence. BPS Division of Forensic Psychology Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University. Part of an invited symposium.
Bates, E. A., Graham-Kevan, N., & Archer, J. (2014) Testing predictions from the male control theory of men’s partner violence. University of Cumbria “Sharing Research” Conference. Invited Keynote Speaker
Kaye, L. K. & Bates, E. A. (2014) “Which way works better?” A comparison of the effectiveness of two forms of PDP initiative in a first year psychology curriculum. Learning and Teaching Fest, University of Cumbria.
Kaye, L. K. & Bates, E. A. (2014) “Which way works better?” A comparison of the effectiveness of two forms of PDP initiative in a first year psychology curriculum. SOLSTICE and CLTR Conference, Edge Hill.
Wilson-Smith, K. & Bates, E. A. (2014) Returning from war: Exploring the Reservist experience of re-entry to their civilian job roles. BPS Annual Conference, Birmingham.
Bates, E. A., Barton, E., & O’Donovan, R. (2014) Examining the impact of volunteering on student satisfaction, motivations and employability. HEA Annual STEM Conference, Edinburgh.
Bates, E. A. (2013) Testing predictions from the male control theory of men’s partner violence. Cumbria Research and Enterprise 2013 - University of Cumbria Annual Conference.
Bates, E. A. & Wilson-Smith, K. (2013) Championing the underdog: The role of qualitative analysis in establishing validity in Psychometric development. BPS Qualitative Methods in Psychology Conference, University of Huddersfield.
Kaye, L. K. & Bates, E. A. (2013) Employment expectations in a sample of first year psychology students: Embedding the HEA Psychology Student Employability Guide as an employability initiative. SOLSTICE and CLTR Conference, Edge Hill.
Kaye, L. K. & Bates, E. A. (2013) Employment expectations in a sample of first year psychology students: Embedding the HEA Psychology Student Employability Guide as an employability initiative. HEA annual conference, Birmingham.
Bates, E. A. (2013) Testing predictions from the male control theory of men’s partner violence. Tri-University Symposium on Conflict Studies, University of Salford
Current Collaborative Research
My current projects and collaborators are:
- Examining dark personality traits and their predictive power over aggression (with colleagues at Lund University in Sweden)
- Evaluating UK based perpetrator programmes as part of a world-wide review (with colleagues in the US)
- Designing a new measures of adult attachment to explore its predictive validity of IPV (with colleagues at UCLan)
- Examining police attitudes to male victims of domestic violence (with colleagues at Teeside University)
- Exploring experiences of victims of same-sex IPV (with colleagues at University of Cumbria and UCLan)
- Exploring implicit attitudes towards perpetrators of IPV (with colleagues at Edge Hill)
Supervision of Postgraduate Research
• Masters – I supervise taught MSc students around the areas of domestic violence, aggression, attachment and pedagogic research.
• Doctorates - I currently have four PhD students (I’m lead supervisor on two of these). I supervise PHDs in the area of domestic violence and aggression and other personality variables that overlap with this. I’m interested in supervising anything exploring the experiences of male victims, examining women’s aggression, domestic violence in the LGBT community, violence and personality. I would be interested in discussing anything that broadly fits within these areas or overlaps with these topics.
Grants & Awards
Winner of “Lecturer of the Year in the Faculty of Health & Science” at the University of Cumbria, 2014.
Shortlisted for “Lecturer of the Year” at the University of Cumbria, 2013