Claire Fox


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Twitter: @CFoxKeele


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. Claire’s research interests are social development in children and young people, with a particular focus on the school setting. She is interested in researching vulnerable groups of children and young people, including those affected by bullying and domestic abuse, with a view to informing interventions to address children’s social and emotional well-being in schools. 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. Recently, she led another high-profile ESRC study assessing the link between how children use humour and the problem of bullying in schools. For further information see: