I have a strong interest in social developmental psychology and in research methods. I am currently working towards a PhD which focuses on experiences of receiving bereavement support - something which I became very interested in after volunteering with a local charity as a bereavement support worker.

I currently lead on the following modules:

    • HLLP4006 - Experimental design
    • HLLP5012 - Contemporary issues in human development
    • HLLP5013 - Social Cognition
    • HLLP4006 - Experimental design
    • HLLP5010 - Social and community psychology
    • HLLP7032 - Qualitative research methodologies and techniques

Qualifications and memberships

MBPsS with Chartered Psychologist (academic) status.

Member of BPS division of academic, researchers and teachers in psychology.


BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology

PgC Academic Practice

Academic and research interests

Developmental Psychology

Social Psychology

Research Methods

Grief and bereavement support - Currently studying towards a PhD (with full PhD student status) on this subject


Taylor, J.C. & Barton, E. (2013). Social connectedness: A precursor to desistance for female offenders? Paper presented at BPS Annual Conference - Harrogate, April.

Bates, E. & Barton, E. (2014). Examining the impact of volunteering on student satisfaction, motivations and employability. HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Edinburgh.