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Dr Caroline Rouncefield, PhD

  • Head of Department: Business, Law & Social Sciences
  • Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership, The Senior Leaders Team
  • Social Science
Dr Caroline Rouncefield, PhD


My main interest lies in Community Psychology and the application of psychology to understanding and working with individual, social and community problems. I have been involved in a range of research projects, including identifying the needs of women experiencing domestic violence in rural and isolated areas, youth nuisance in inner city Manchester and youth homelessness in a northern seaside town. I deliver a range of modules across a number of programmes.

Qualifications and memberships

2007 PhD Psychology, Manchester University, Studies in Community Psychology

Academic and research interests

  • Community psychology
  • Adolescence
  • Applied social psychology
  • Applied research methods


Rouncefield, C & Stuart, K (2011) Transdisciplinary Research Development in a Community Youth Work Setting European Community Psychology Conference York, September 2011

Maynard, L: Rouncefield, C; Stuart, K (2011) Practitioner Research and Evaluation in Youth Work. In progress

Rouncefield, C (2009) Challenges for Community Psychology UK Community Psychology Conference Edinburgh October 2009

Rouncefield, C (2008) Marginalisation and Rurality: Implications for policy, practice and social change, 2nd International Conference on Community Psychology:Building Participative, Empowering and Diverse Communities, Lisbon, June 2008.

Rouncefield, C (2007) Challenges for Community Psychology Australian Community Psychology Section, December 2007.

Warbrick, C (2007) Let's Talk About Eating Disorders London: Hachette Warbrick, C; King (V) and Turnbill, G (2003) October youth nuisance peak Report produced for and published by Manchester Crime and Disorder Partnership

Warbrick, C (2002) The other side of Eden: meeting the needs of women escaping domestic violence in rural Cumbria, Particular challenges to tackling domestic violence in rural areas Cumbria Police and Northern Circuit of District Judges Conference, May 2002

Warbrick, C (2002) Meeting the multiple needs of women escaping domestic violence, Women and Psychology Conference, Birkbeck College, University of London, July 2002

Warbrick, C (2002) Need to Know Eating Disorders. Oxford: Heinemann Warbrick, C & King, V (2001) The Other Side of Eden, Carn Conference, St Martin's College, Windermere, November 2001

Warbrick, C and King, V (2001) The Other Side of Eden: Rurality and the Multiple Needs of Women Escaping Domestic Abuse. Project Report published by Eden Forum Against Domestic Violence

Warbrick, C (2000) First Contact: Understanding Interaction with the Young Homeless' Qualitative Evidence-based practice, Coventry University May 2000

Warbrick, C (1999) Closely observed encounters: an ethnographic account of detached youth work. Qualitative Research: Unity and Diversity; The 18th International Human Science Research Conference, Sheffield, July 1999

Warbrick, C (1999) Inclusion and Exclusion in a Marginalised Group: The Moral Order of Youth Homelessness, Living at the Edge, University of Strathclyde, September 1999.

Recent external roles

  • Knowledge Base Supervisor with KTP project with Brathay Trust, Cumbria. 2010-2012. Funded by TSB
  • 'Seasonal changes in Youth Nuisance.' Project Manager. Research commissioned by Manchester crime and Disorder Partnership. October 2002-April 2003.
  • Meeting the multiple needs of women escaping domestic violence'. Project manager. Project commissioned by Fylde Coast Woman's Refuge 2000-2001.
  • Domestic violence in Rural Cumbria. Project Manager. Research commissioned by Eden District Forum Against Domestic Violence, 2000-2001. Funded by Comic Relief.
  • External Assessor, Open University Validation Committee 2012-10-11