Biography

Lucy began working as a Teaching Fellow in the School of Psychology in September 2016 and subsequently completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Following her MSc in Child Social Development, Lucy completed her PhD in Psychology at Keele. Lucy is a member of the Keele Children and Young People’s Research Network and her main research interests lie within the topic of humour. In particular Lucy is interested in how children use both adaptive and maladaptive forms of humour and how this relates to their psychological adjustment. As part of her research Lucy also designed and delivered an intervention for school children aimed at raising children’s awareness of different styles of humour.

Teaching

Year 1:

  • Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology
  • Introduction to Research Design for Psychology
  • Introduction to Statistics 
  • Applied Psychology

Year 2:

  • Survey and Qualitative Research Methods
  • Cognitive and Biological Research Methods in Psychology

Year 3:

  • Final Year Project
  • Research Methods in Social and Developmental Psychology for Study Abroad Students

MSc:

  • Advanced study in Child Development 
  • MSc Dissertations
  • Contemporary Research in Psychology 
  • Research Apprenticeship
  • James, L. A., Fox, C. L., & Bromley, D (In Preparation). A humour styles intervention for primary aged children. 
  • James, L. A., & Fox, C. L. (Under Review). Longitudinal associations between children’s humour styles and psychosocial adjustment. British Journal of Developmental Psychology
  • James, L. A., & Fox, C. L. (2016). The development of a humor styles questionnaire for younger children. Humor, 29, 555-582
  • James, L. A., & Fox, C. L. (2016). Children’s understanding of self-focused humor styles. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 12, 420-433. 
  • Jones, S. E., Fox, C., Gilman, H., James, L., Karic, T., Wright-Bevans, K., & Caines, V. (2013). “I’m Being Called Names and I’m Being Hit”. Challenges of Longitudinal Research on Bullying Among 11-13 Year-Olds. Pastoral Care in Education, 31, 321-336. 


Conference presentations 

  • James, L. A., Fox, C. L., & Bromley, D. (2016, Sep). A humour styles intervention for primary aged children. Paper presented at the Developmental Psychology (BPS) Conference, Belfast, UK. 
  • James, L. A., & Fox, C. L. (2015, Sep). Younger children's humour styles and psychosocial adjustment. Paper presented at the Development and Social Psychology (BPS) Conference, Manchester, UK. 
  • James, L. A., Fox, C. L., Fuller, S., & Zahid, S. (2014, Sep). Younger children’s perceptions of others’ humour. Poster presented at the Developmental Psychology (BPS) Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • James, L. A., & Fox, C. L. (2014, Jul) Humour styles in younger children. Poster presented at the international summer school and symposium on humour and laughter, University of Sheffield, UK.
  • James, L. A., & Fox, C. L. (2014, Jul) Children’s perceptions of other children’s humour. Paper presented at the international summer school and symposium on humour and laughter, University of Sheffield, UK.
  • James, L., Page, J., & Fox, C. L. (2012, Sep). The development of a humour styles questionnaire for young children. Poster presented at the Developmental Psychology (BPS) Conference, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. 
  • James, L & Fox, C. L. (2012, Apr). The relationship between children’s humour styles and victimisation. Poster presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference, London, UK. 
  • Fox, C. L., Hunter, S., James, L., & Gilman, H. (2011, Sep). School bullying and humour: Is laughter the best medicine? Poster presented at the Developmental Psychology (BPS) Conference, University of Northumbria, UK.