Biography

Following her MSc in Child Social Development, Lucy completed a PhD in Psychology at Keele University. She began working as a Teaching Fellow in the School in 2016 and subsequently completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. In 2020 she became a lecturer in Psychology. 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. Lucy is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society.

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
  • Social and Developmental Psychology

Year 3:

  • Final Year Project
  • Research Methods in Social and Developmental Psychology for Study Abroad Students (Module Leader)
  • Psychology in Education

MSc:

  • Advanced study in Child Development 
  • MSc Dissertations
  • Advanced Research Skills and Design  
Publications
  • Halfpenny, C. C., & James, L. A. (2020). Humour styles and empathy in junior school children. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 16, 148-166.
  • James, L. A., & Fox, C. L. (2019). Humor Styles in Younger Children In E. Loizou & S. L. Recchia (Eds.), Research on Young Children’s Humor-Theoretical and Practical Implications for Early Childhood Education.
  • James, L. A., & Fox, C. L. (2018). Longitudinal associations between children’s humour styles and psychosocial adjustment. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 36, 589-605
  • 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. (2019, Sep), Humour Types in Junior Aged Children. Paper presented at the Developmental and Cognitive Psychology (BPS) Conference, Stoke on Trent, UK.
  • James, L. A. (2019, Sep), Children’s experience of the 2018 Football World Cup. Poster presented at the Developmental and Cognitive Psychology (BPS) Conference, Stoke on Trent, UK.
  • James, L. A., & Halfpenny, C. C. (2018, Sep). Humour styles and empathy in junior school children. Paper presented at the Developmental Psychology (BPS) Conference, Liverpool, UK.
  • 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.