Research Output per year
Rachel Maunder studied Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University. After obtaining a first class degree, she went on to study for a Phd whilst working in the Psychology department as a teaching assistant. After obtaining a PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, and completing her Phd research, Rachel then moved to the University of Warwick. She worked initially for the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth, and then moved to the Centre for Academic Practice, where she supported staff development for learning and teaching. She joined the University of Northampton in 2008.
Rachel specialises in the psychology of education. Her main research interests are in the field of children’s peer relationships, bullying, and transitions. She also conducts research on students as partners in higher education. She coordinates the institutional URB@N scheme (Undergraduate Research Bursaries at Northampton) and is the Learning and Teaching Lead for Psychology.
Rachel is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) (including being a member of the Division of Educational and Child Psychology and the Psychology of Education Section) and is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).
Her research areas focus on the psychology of education, with specific interest in children's peer relationships, bullyimg, transitions, and students as partners.
Andrew Chitty; Psychology
Self Belief factors affecting the resilience and well-being of UK school teachers.
Chris Jackson; Psychology
An investigation into the lived experiences of people with drug-related issues; how they understand their lives and identities in relation to wider societal perceptions and a new recover agenda.
Honest Lugube; Psychology
Ethnicity and Inequality in foster care: To what extent does the current mental health provision address the needs of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) children in foster care?
Jacqueline Stone; Psychology
Uptake, efficacy and implementation of mindfulness based activities and interventions in schools in the South Midlands region of the UK.
Rachel coordinates three modules in the Psychology subject area:
- PSY1008 Investigating Developmental Psychology
- PSY2017 Independent Research in Developmental and Educational Psychology
- PSY3023 Educational Psychology
Rachel also teaches on the MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
She supervises dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Bachelor, Liverpool John Moores University
PhD, Liverpool John Moores University
Research output: Book/Report types › Book › Research › peer-review
Children’s friendships in middle childhood: how number of friends, reciprocity and friendship quality relate to peer and school identification, and general self-worthMaunder, R. & Monks, C., 31 Oct 2018, In : British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Book review: Understanding Research with Children and Young People by Alison Clark, Rosie Flewitt, Martyn Hammersley, Martin Robb (eds) London: Sage, 2014Maunder, R., 1 Jan 2017, In : Children & Society. 31, 1
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research
Activities per year
Activity: Academic Talks or Presentations › Invited talk › Research
Activity: Academic Talks or Presentations › Oral presentation › Research
Student engagement with active blended learning (ABL): How to ensure the dog doesn’t eat their homeworkRachel Maunder (Speaker), Roz Collings (Speaker), Katere Pourseied (Speaker)
Activity: Academic Talks or Presentations › Workshop › Research
Activity: Academic Talks or Presentations › Seminar › Research