Dr Elizabeth Bates, PhD

  • Senior Lecturer in Psychology
  • Department of Health, Psychology and Social Studies
  • Health and Wellbeing
Dr Elizabeth Bates, PhD

Biography

Current Responsibilities

  • Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology
  • Module Leader for: Critical psychology (Level 6) Research methods and statistics modules at (Level 7), The Psychology of Teaching and Learning (Level 5), 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 the ECs panel and Malpractice panel
  • Member of the Standing Validation Panel

Qualifications and memberships

Memberships:

Chartered Scientist Successful application to achieve chartered scientist status.

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 

Chartership of British Psychological Society

Qualifications:

University of Central Lancashire:

PhD in Psychology: Title: The Relationship of Men's and Women's Partner Violence to Personality and Psychopathology.

Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCertLTHE)

MSc with Distinction in Psychological Research Methods

BSc. (Hons) Psychology

Academic and research interests

My main research areas are around domestic violence and aggression. Specifically I focus on women's aggression, male victims, psychological abuse and controlling behaviour, and how this is affected by personality and psychopathology e.g. attachment patterns, personality disorders.

I additionally have an interest in pedagogic research. Specifically, I have explored student transition to Higher Education, as well as student satisfaction and postgraduate student experiences utilising photo-elicitation.

Research supervision

My current main supervisor PgR students are: 

Rob Ewin - The Relationship between vulnerability assessment and the Criminal Justice System

Lauren Bolam - Aggression, control and bullying: An exploration of men’s and women’s partner violence in heterosexual and same-sex relationships

Philippa Laskey - Intimate partner violence victimisation experiences: An inclusive investigation into victim groups

Henna Mistry - Investigating father- child attachment  and the effect on peer and romantic relationships

Joseph McCann - Using Pedagogical Action Research to Improve the Critical Thinking skills of pre-tertiary Psychology Students

PhD Completions as supervisor

Dr Kevin Proudfoot (2015-2018) Title: How does neoliberal performance management affect teachers’ perceived motivations to ‘improve’?

Publications

Bates, E.A. & Taylor, J.C. (Eds.). (in press). Intimate partner violence: New perspectives in research and practice. Oxon: Taylor & Francis, Routledge.

Bates, E. A. (2018). “The whole time was like walking on egg shells”: A qualitative examination of men’s experiences of violence and control from female partners.  Manuscript under review in Psychology of Men and Masculinity.

Carthy, N. L., Bates, E. A. & Policek, N. (2018) Promoting inclusivity in intimate partner abuse research: Exploring gender and age. Manuscript under review in Partner Abuse.

Dugal, C., Girard, M., Bélanger, C., Sabourin, S., Bates, E. A., & Godbout, N. (2018). Psychological Intimate Partner Violence and Childhood Cumulative Trauma: The Role of Affect Dysregulation, Maladaptive Personality Traits, and Negative Urgency. Manuscript under review Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Jones, S. L., Kaye, L. K. & Bates, E. A. (2018). The use of photo-elicitation to capture first-year students’ transition experiences in University. Manuscript under review in Research in Journal of Further and Higher Education.

Graham-Kevan, N. & Bates, E. A. (in press). Intimate partner violence perpetrator programmes. In J. S. Wormith, L. A. Craig, & T. E. Hogue (Eds.), What works in violence risk management: Theory, research and practice. Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell.

Bates, E. A. (in press) Book Review: Femicide, Gender and Violence (D.Bandelli, 2017). Partner Abuse.

Tetreault, C., Bates, E. A. & Bolam, L. T. (in press). How Dark Personalities Perpetrate Partner and General Aggression in Sweden and the UK. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Bates, E. A., Kaye, L. K., Pennington, C. R. & Hamlin, I. (in press).  What about the male victims? Exploring the impact of gender stereotyping on implicit attitudes and behavioral intentions associated with intimate partner violence. Sex Roles.

Laskey, P. & Bates, E. A. (in press) Investigating gender differences in psychopathy using a non-clinical sample: Exploring the impact of empathy, anxiety, and self-control. PsyPAG Quarterly. 

Bates, E. A. (in press). Contexts for women’s aggression against men. Encyclopaedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science.

Barton, E., Bates, E. A., O’Donovan, R. (2017) “That extra sparkle”: Students’ experiences of volunteering and the impact on employability in Higher Education.   Journal of Further and Higher Education.

Bates, E. A., Kaye, L. K. & McCann, J. J. (2017) A snapshot of the student experience: Exploring student satisfaction through the use of photographic elicitation.  Journal of Further and Higher Education.

Bates, E. A., McCann, J. J., Kaye, L. K. & Taylor, J. C. (2017) “Beyond Words”: A researcher’s guide to using photo elicitation in psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 14(4), 459-481. doi: 10.1080/14780887.2017.1359352

Pennington, C. R., Bates, E. A., Kaye, L. K. & Bolam, L .T. (2017). Transitioning in higher education: an exploration of psychological and contextual factors affecting student satisfaction. Journal of Further and Higher Education.

Bates, E. A., Archer, J. & Graham-Kevan, N. (2017) Do the same risk and protective factors influence aggression toward partners and same‐sex others?. Aggressive Behavior. 43 (2), 163-175. doi: 10.1002/ab.21672

Bates, E.A., Graham-Kevan, N., Bolam, L. T. & Thornton, A. J. V. (2017) Review of Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programs in the UK. Partner Abuse, 8 (1), 3-46. doi: 10.1891/1946-6560.8.1.3

Kaye, L. K., & Bates, E. A. (2017). The impact of higher fees on psychology students’ reasons for attending university. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 41(3), 379-392. doi: 10.1080/0309877X.2015.1117597

Bolam, L. T. & Bates, E. A. (2016) Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence and the increased health risks in the LGBTQ+ community. PsyPAG Quarterly, 101, 30-33

Bates, E. A. (2016) Current controversies in intimate partner violence: Overlooking bidirectional violence. Journal of Family Violence. 31 (8) 937-940. doi:10.1007/s10896-016-9862-7

Bates, E. A. & Graham-Kevan, N. (2016) 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, 7 (1) 3-25. doi: 10.1891/1946-6560.7.1.3

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. doi: 10.1002/ab.21499

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. doi: 10.1007/s10734-013-9671-3

Taylor, J. C. & Bates, E. A. (2017) Promoting inclusivity in research: Using photo-elicitation with people who experience social exclusion. Manuscript in preparation.

Recent Conferences

Bates, E. A. & Ewin, R. (2017) The research practice nexus in domestic violence intervention. Cumbria Research and Innovation (CRI) Conference 2017, University of Cumbria.

Bates, E. A., McCann, J. J. & Harland, L. (2017) An exploration of the postgraduate experience: transition and satisfaction. Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, Manchester.

Bates, E. A. (2017) Hidden Victims: Men’s Experience of domestic violence. Domestic Abuse Conference: Protecting and supporting victims, University of Salford. Invited speaker and conference Chair.

Bates, E. A. & Harland, L. (2017) An exploration of the postgraduate experience: transition and satisfaction. Learning and Teaching Fest, University of Cumbria.

Bates, E. A. (2017) Hidden Victims: Men’s Experience of domestic violence. Integrating Research and Practice to combat Violence and Interpersonal Aggression Conference. Coventry University, Coventry.

Bates, E. A., Graham-Kevan, N., Bolam, L. T. & Thornton, A. J. V. (2017) Review of Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes within the UK. Integrating Research and Practice to combat Violence and Interpersonal Aggression Conference. Coventry University, Coventry.

Bates, E. A. (2017) Convenor of the Invited Symposium Challenging the gendered approach to IPV research: working with perpetrators and victims, Integrating Research and Practice to combat Violence and Interpersonal Aggression Conference. Coventry University, Coventry.

Bates, E. A. (2017) Who's in control? Rethinking domestic violence research and practice. Lancaster University research seminar series. Invited speaker.

Bates, E. A., McCann, J. J. & Kaye, L. K. (2017) Using photo elicitation for research into Higher Education. RIPLE Winter conference, University of Cumbria.

Bates, E. A. (2016) Understanding Student Transition and Satisfaction in Higher Education. RIPLE seminars: Research into Higher Education. Invited Speaker

Bates, E. A. (2016) Hidden Victims: Men’s Experience of domestic violence. Mankind Conference. Invited speaker

Bates, E. A., Tetrault, C. & Bolam, L. T. (2016) Intimate Partner Violence and the Dark Tetrad: An investigation of aggression and personality. International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference. Portsmouth, New Hampshire (US)

Bates, E. A. (2016) Convenor of the International Symposium Challenging the gendered approach to IPV research: working with perpetrators and victims, International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference. Portsmouth, New Hampshire (US)

Bates, E. A., Graham-Kevan, N., Bolam, L. T. & Thornton, A. J. V. (2016) Review of Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes within the UK. ADVIP Conference, New Hampshire. Invited Speaker.

Bates, E. A., Graham-Kevan, N., Bolam, L. T. & Thornton, A. J. V. (2016) Review of Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes within the UK. University of Cumbria Research and Enterprise Conference.

Bates, E. A., Graham-Kevan, N., Bolam, L. T. & Thornton, A. J. V. (2016) Review of Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes within the UK. BPS Division of Forensic Psychology Conference, Brighton.

Bates, E. A. (2016) Convenor of the Symposium Contemporary issues in domestic violence research and practice, BPS Division of Forensic Psychology Conference, Brighton.

Bates, E. A., Kaye, L. K. & McCann, J. J. (2016) A snapshot of the student experience: Exploring student satisfaction through the use of photographic elicitation. University of Cumbria Learning and Teaching Fest.

Bates, E. A. (2016) Who's in control? Rethinking domestic violence research and practice. Edge Hill University research seminar series. Invited speaker.

Bates, E. A., Barton, E. & O’Donovan, R. (2016) Examining the impact of volunteering on student satisfaction, motivations and employability. University of Cumbria, Perspective in Experiential Learning in HE conference, Ambleside.

Bates, E. A. (2016) Psychological and contextual factors on satisfaction in Higher Education: A longitudinal study. University of Cumbria RIPLE conference.

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

Recent external roles

Reviewer for Aggressive Behaviour, 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 (UoC Postgraduate journal).

Internal University of Cumbria ethics panel member.

Trustee of the male victims charity Mankind

External Examiner at University of Bedfordshire and Glasgow Caladonian University

PhD External Examiner at the University of Brighton, and Edge Hill University.