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Dr Berenice Mahoney

Senior Lecturer in Psychology and MSc Psychology Course Leader

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details

email: b.mahoney@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 855301

BSc (Hons) Class I Psychology

PhD Psychology

Chartered Psychologist

Chartered Scientist

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate and postgraduate: Individual differences, applied psychology (health, developmental), psycholegal and forensic psychology

Research Interests

Sexuality and well-being including victimisation; beliefs about aging and well-being; applied health

Sexual orientation and criminal victimisation (current PhD student)

1998-2001-PhD studentship supervisor (FT over 3 years) The Effects of self-efficacy on the transfer of training from two police constabulary training courses (doctoral thesis used as basis for operational changes to training practices). Funding: £18,000.

1998-2000-West Mercia Constabulary Evaluation of the Effects of the Beat Managers Scheme (RA appointed and report with implementation plan produced). Funding:£25,000 (see Publications 3.)

1999-2000-West Mercia Constabulary The Role of Special Constables in the Constabulary (report with recommendation produced). Funding: £5,000.

1998-9 West Mercia Constabulary Evaluation of the Effects of the Youth Justice Team’s Caution Plus Programme (report with recommendations produced). Funding: £2,000.

2001-ongoing Sandwell Social Services The implementation and evaluation of Age Awareness Workshops. Funding:£3,000 (see Publications 5.)

2000-2001 Black Country Health Consortium Scoping the needs of the Consortium for the implementation of clinical supervision (report and recommendations produced). Funding: £7,000.

2005-2007 HEA funded research project Making sense of 1st year students’ expectations. Funding: £5,000.

Professional Interests

Crime and language (in collaboration with University of Lancaster)

Post traumatic stress disorder amongst British Korean war veterans (in collaboration with University of Birmingham and University of West England)

Social aspects of ageing (in collaboration with University of Birmingham and University of Glamorgan)

Training needs analysis of Tier 1 professionals in CAMHS (in collaboration with University of Warwick)

CAMHS User survey (in collaboration with University of Warwick)

Effects of knowledge on attitudes towards ageing

Children and young peoples’ perceptions of mental health and help-seeking

1998-current BPS key Terms List member

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist Associate Fellow and Chartered Scientist

 

 

Publications

Publications

Mahoney, B., & Scurlock-Evans, L (2014). The challenge of using victim surveys and controlled studies for 'authentic' research on male sexual violation and survivor help seeking. SurvivorsUK Annual Conference, London, September 13 2014 (invited speakers) (forthcoming)

Taylor, C., Upton, P., Mahoney, B., Walklet, E., & Green, T. (2014). The impact of Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media on young people’s Quality of Life and wellbeing. British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Poster presentation (works in progress). University of York, September 10 2014 (forthcoming)

Mahoney, B., Davies, M., & Scurlock-Evans, L. (2014). Victimization Among Female and Male Sexual Minority Status Groups: Evidence From the British Crime Survey 2007–2010.Journal of Homosexuality, 61(10), 1435-1461. DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2014.928575

Mahoney, B. (2014). Aging anxiety and eating behaviours in young adult females. Aging Research Forum, April, University of Keele.

Mahoney, B., Davies, M., & Scurlock-Evans, L (2012) .Sexual orientation, criminal victimisation, worry and perceptions of risk: using the British Crime Survey to research sensitive questions with sexual minorities. Crime Survey User Conference, Royal Statistical Society, December 2012.

Dixon, J.A., Mahoney, B. (2003). The effect of accent evaluation and evidence on a suspect’s perceived guilt and criminality (2004). Journal of Social Psychology, 144(1), 63-73.

Dixon, J.A., Mahoney, B., Cocks, R. (2002). Accents of Guilt Effects of Regional Accent, race, and Crime Type on Attributions of Guilt. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 21(2), 162-168.

Mahoney, B., Ward, S. (1999). Beat Managers Perceptions of a Community Policing Strategy. Police Research and Management, 4(2), 31-45.

Mahoney, B., Dixon, J.A., Cocks, R.(1998). The Role of Accent and Context in Perceptions of Guilt. CORE Collected Original Resources in Education, 22(1), FICHE 9 F12.

Stuart-Hamilton, I., Mahoney, B. (2003).The Effect of Aging Awareness Training on Knowledge of, and Attitudes Towards, Older Adults. Educational Gerontology, 29(3), 251-260.

Wallwork, J., Mahoney, B., Mason, S. (2007). Watching people do stuff: an analysis of newly recruited students' accounts of doing a psychology degree'. Psychology Learning and Teaching, 6(2), 139-149.

Wallwork, J., Mahoney, B., Mason, S. (2006). Making sense of 1st year students’ expectations.PLAT2006 Psychology Learning and Teaching Conference.

Dixon, J.A., Mahoney, B. (2003). The effect of accent evaluation and evidence on a suspect’s perceived guilt and criminality (2004). Journal of Social Psychology, 144(1), 63-73.

Dixon, J.A., Mahoney, B., Cocks, R. (2002). Accents of Guilt Effects of Regional Accent, race, and Crime Type on Attributions of Guilt. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 21(2), 162-168.

Mahoney, B., Ward, S. (1999). Beat Managers Perceptions of a Community Policing Strategy. Police Research and Management, 4(2), 31-45.

Mahoney, B., Dixon, J.A., Cocks, R.(1998). The Role of Accent and Context in Perceptions of Guilt. CORE Collected Original Resources in Education, 22(1), FICHE 9 F12.

Stuart-Hamilton, I., Mahoney, B. (2003).The Effect of Aging Awareness Training on Knowledge of, and Attitudes Towards, Older Adults. Educational Gerontology, 29(3), 251-260.

Stuart-Hamilton, I., Mahoney, B., Wilde, D. (2002). The Effects of the Korean War on British veterans (submitted).

Mahoney, B., Dixon, J.A. (1998). The Effects of Accent, Crime Type and Evidence on Perceptions of Guilt and other legally relevant variables. BPS Division of Criminological and Legal Psychology Conference, University of Durham.

Mahoney, B., Dixon, J.A., Cocks, R. (1997). The Role of Accent and Context on perceptions of Guilt. BPS Division of Criminological and Legal Psychology Conference, University of Cambridge.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

1998-current BPS key Terms List member

External Examiner - past: University of Glamorgan undergraduate Nd postgraduate Psychology; Manchester Metropolitan University BSc Psychology; Salford University BSc Psychology; Roehampton University BSc Psychology

External Examiner - Current: External Examiner Undergraduate and Postgraduate University of East London

Male Sexual Violation Research Network - member

QUAFE - affiliate member