Claire Fox

Contact

Email: c.fox@psy.keele.ac.uk

Tel: + 44(0)1782 733330

Claire is the Principal Investigator of the ESRC Humour Styles and Bullying Project.

Claire joined the School of Psychology at Keele University in September 2004 as a Teaching Fellow and Learning Support Tutor, and became a Lecturer in September 2005 and a Senior Lecturer in 2011. Her PhD focused on identifying the social skills problems that put children at risk of being bullied and she also developed, ran and evaluated the effectiveness of a Social Skills Training Programme for children who are at risk of being bullied. Following her PhD she worked on a project to evaluate the work of the NSPCC Schools Teams (2001-2003), and for one year she was a member of the research team based at the University of Birmingham responsible for the National Evaluation of the Children’s Fund. Supported by two research grants in 2009 (from the British Psychological Society and the British Academy) Claire developed a humour styles questionnaire for children and young people. It is this questionnaire (called the child HSQ) that is being used in the current ESRC-funded research project. A recent collaboration with Dr David Gadd (Manchester University) and Professor Ian Butler (University of Bath) resulted in a major ESRC award of £385,000 over three years to examine the question of how to prevent more boys from becoming perpetrators of domestic violence in later life. The first year of the project has involved evaluating the effectiveness of a domestic abuse prevention education programme called ‘Relationships without Fear’ delivered by Arch North Staffs. A more recent collaboration with organisations in Europe working on the same issue culminated in a successful bid for DAPHNE (EU) funding to the total of 385,000 euros. For further information see www.readapt.eu. Claire is committed to conducting social and psychological research that has both theoretical and practical implications, and to engaging users of her research and building capacity and transferring knowledge within third sector organisations.

Research Publications

Manuscripts in preparation / submitted for publication or in press

 Fox, C. L., Dean, S.  Lyford, K. (invitation to revise and resubmit). Development of a humour styles questionnaire for children and young people. Submitted to Humor. 

Rotenberg, K. J., Addis, N., Betts, L. R., Corrigan, A., Fox, C. L., Hobson, Z., Rennison, S., Trueman, M., & Boulton, M. J., (in press). The relation between trust beliefs and loneliness during early childhood, middle childhood, and adulthood. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

 2011

Farrow, C. V., & Fox, C. L. (2011). Gender differences in the relationships between bullying at school and unhealthy eating and shape related attitudes and behaviours. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 81(3), 409-420.

2009

Fox, C. L., & Butler, I. (2009). Evaluating the effectiveness of a school-based counselling service in the UK. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 37(2), 95-106.

Fox, C. L., Elder, T., Gater, J., Johnson, L. (2010). The association between adolescents’ beliefs in a just world and their attitudes to victims of bullying. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 80, 183-198.

Fox, C. L., & Farrow, C. V. (2009). Global and physical self-esteem and body dissatisfaction as mediators of the relationship between weight status and being a victim of bullying. Journal of Adolescence, 32, 1287-1301.

2006 / 2007

Fox, C. L., & Boulton, M. J. (2006). Friendship as a moderator of the relationship between social skills problems and peer victimisation. Aggressive Behavior, 32(2), 110-121.

Fox, C. L., & Boulton, M. J. (2006). Longitudinal associations between social skills problems and different types of peer victimisation. Violence and Victims, 21(3), 387-404.

Fox, C. L., & Butler, I. (2007). “If you don’t want to tell anyone else you can tell her” Young people’s views on school counselling. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 35(1), 97-114.

2005

Edwards, A. E., & Fox, C. L. (2005). Using Activity Theory to evaluate a complex response to social exclusion. Educational and Child Psychology, 21(1), 51-61.

Fox, C. L. & Boulton, M. J. (2005). The social skills problems of victims of bullying: Self, peer and teacher perceptions. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 75(2), 313-328.

Hartley, J., Rock, J., & Fox, C. L. (2005). Teaching psychology students to write structured abstracts. Psychology Teaching Review, 11(1), 2-11.

Rotenberg, K. J., Boulton, M. J., & Fox, C. L. (2005). Cross-sectional and longitudinal relations among children’s trust beliefs, internalised maladjustment and social relationships: Are very high as well as very low trusting children at risk? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 33(5), 595-610.

Rotenberg, K. J., Fox, C. L., Green, S., Ruderman, L., Slater, K., & Carlos, G. (2005). Construction and validation of a children’s interpersonal trust scale. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 23, 271-292.

2004

Hartley, J., & Fox, C. L. (2004). Assessing the mock viva: The experiences of British doctoral students. Studies in Higher Education, 29(6), 727-738.

Hartley, J., Sotto, E., & Fox, C. L. (2004). Clarity across the disciplines: An analysis of texts in the sciences, social sciences and the arts and humanities. Science Communication, 26(2), 188-210.

Hughes, N. J., Fox, C. L., & Blackledge, A. J. (2004). Manchester case study report.National Evaluation of the Children’s Fund. University of Birmingham.

Rotenberg, K. J., McDougall, P., Boulton, M. J., Vallancourt, T., Fox, C. L., & Hymel, S. (2004). Cross-sectional and longitudinal relations among peer reported trustworthiness, social relationships, and psychological adjustment in children and early adolescents from the United Kingdom and Canada. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 88(1), 46-67.

2002 / 2003

Fox, C. L. & Boulton, M. J. (2003). Evaluating the effectiveness of a social skills training (SST) programme for victims of bullying. Educational Research, 45(3) 231-247.

Fox, C. L. & Boulton, M. J. (2003). A social skills training (SST) programme for victims of bullying. Pastoral Care in Education, 21(2), 19-26.

Fox, C. L., & Butler, I. (2003). Evaluation of the NSPCC Schools Teams: Confidential Report. Keele University.

Gellatly, A., Cole, G., Fox, C. L., & Johnson, M. (2003). Response inhibition can affect reaction time to abrupt-onset visual displays. Perception, 32(11), -1391.

Hartley, J., & Fox, C. L. (2002). The Viva experience: Examining the examiners. Higher Education Review, 35(1), 24-30.

Hartley, J., Pennebaker, J. W., & Fox, C. L. (2003). Abstracts, introductions and discussions: How far do they differ in style? Scientometrics, 57(3), 389-398.

Hartley, J., Pennebaker, J. W., & Fox, C. L. (2003). Using new technology to assess the academic writing styles of male and female pairs and individuals. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 33(3), 243-261.

O’Neill, S. A., Ivaldi, A., & Fox, C. (2002). Exploring the identity and subjectivity of ‘talented’ adolescent girls. Feminism and Psychology, 12(2), 153-159.

 Conference papers

 Fox, C. L. (2009, June). Development of a Humor Styles Questionnaire for children and young people. Paper presented at the International Society for Humor Studies Conference, Long Beach, California.

 Fox, C. L., & Boulton, M. J. (2000, July). The effectiveness of a social skills training programme for victims of bullying. Paper presented at the PsyPAG (British Psychological Society) Conference, Glasgow.

Fox, C. L., & Boulton, M. J. (2000, Sep.). Social skills problems as a risk factor for victimisation in schools. Paper presented at the Developmental Psychology Section (BPS) Conference, Bristol.

Fox, C. L., & Boulton, M. J. (2001, March). Friends and enemies: The protection afforded by friends for victimisation schools. Poster presented at the Centenary Annual (BPS) Conference, Glasgow.

Fox, C. L., Brandt, K. R., Robinson, A., & Walsh, A. (2009, Sep.). Does the gender of the bully/victim pairing influence children’s attitudes to a bullying incident? In a symposium chaired by Claire Fox and Simon Hunter, Bullying in Schools, at the Developmental Psychology (BPS) Conference, Nottingham.

Fox, C. L., & Farrow, C. V. (2007, August). Self-esteem as a mediator of the relationship between overweight / obesity status and peer victimization. Paper presented at the Developmental Psychology (BPS) Conference, Plymouth.

Fox, C. L., & Farrow, C. V. (2007, Nov). Why are obese children more at risk of being bullied? Poster presented at the NHS / Keele University Research Conference, Stoke-on-Trent.

Fox, C. L., Howard, K., & Gadd, D. (2011, May). Evaluating the effectiveness of a school-based domestic abuse prevention programme. Paper presented at the Annual British Psychological Society Conference, Glasgow.

Fox, C. L., & Lyford, K. (2009, Sep). Humour styles and bullying in schools. Poster presented at the British Journal of Educational Psychology ‘Current Trends’ Conference, Greenwich.

Fox, C. L., & Lyford, K. (2010, April). Humour styles and bullying in schools. Poster presented at the Annual BPS Conference, Stratford-on Avon.

Fox, C. L., Lyford, K., & Dean. S. (2010, April). How do children use humour? Developing a humour styles questionnaire for children and young people. Paper presented at the Annual BPS Conference, Stratford-on Avon.

Fox, C. L., Rotenberg, K., Boulton, M. (2001, April). Trust as a moderator of the longitudinal association between peer victimisation and children’s psychosocial adjustment. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 Fox, C. L., Rotenberg, K., Boulton, M. (2003, April). Children’s trust beliefs and trustworthiness as moderators of victimization and its effects on social and psychological adjustment. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Tampa, Florida.

Rotenberg, K., Boulton, M. J., & Fox, C. L. (2005, April). Conceptual model for the investigation of trustworthiness in children: A tale of two peer relationships. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

Rotenberg, K. J., Fox, C., Boulton, M. & Betts, L. R. (2005, Sept.) The role of the consistency between self-knowledge and peer knowledge of social functioning in psychological maladjustment, peer acceptance, and trustworthiness. In a symposium by Peter Mitchell and Mark Bennett, Evaluating self knowledge: How it develops, how it varies by culture and how it relates to social adjustment. Paper presented at the Developmental Psychology (BPS) Conference, Edinburgh, UK.

Rotenberg, K. J., Fox, C., & Boulton, M. (2009, April). The relation between trust belief discrepancy and psychosocial functioning during childhood: Are trust-belief discrepant children at risk? In a symposium chaired by K.J. Rotenberg: When aspects of trust collide: Multi-national research on discrepancies in trust. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA (Poster Symposium).

Rotenberg, K., Gustavo, C., Boulton, M. J., & Fox, C. L. (2002, April). The relation between prosocial behaviour and interpersonal trust in early adolescence. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Adolescence Biennial Meeting, New Orleans, USA.

Invited Presentations

University of Strathclyde (2010). How do children use humour? Development of a humour styles questionnaire for children and young people.

University of Central Lancashire (2010). How do children use humour? Development of a humour styles questionnaire for children and young people.

Schools Anti-Bullying Conference, Derbyshire County Council (2010). Workshop on How do children use humour?

Keynote presentation at the 2nd Annual North Staffordshire Domestic Violence Conference: The Way Forward (2010). Domestic Abuse Prevention Education: Is it effective?

Keynote presentation at an ESRC-funded event on Preventing Domestic Abuse: Working with Children and Young People at Keele University (2011). Domestic Abuse Prevention: Emerging Findings from the ‘Boys to Men’ project.

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