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Laura Scurlock-Evans

Psychology Technician, Research Student and Sessional Lecturer, Psychology

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01905 85 5143

Currently a research student with the University of Worcester.

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Research Methods, Open University.

BSc Psychology (Hons), University of Bath.

Test User: Occupational, Ability (formerly BPS level A)
Test User: Occupational, Personality (formerly BPS level B)


Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching interests:

I am mainly involved with teaching research methods and statistics (undergraduate and postgraduate).

Research interests:

My research interests are varied, but I am particularly interested in sexual violence research. My PhD research aims to explore some of the factors which contribute to men's disclosure and reporting decisions following experiences of sexual violence, using a mixed-methods socioecological approach.

Other strands of research that I am involved in include:

• Criminal victimisation of sexual minorities
• Traumatic ande chronic health experiences
• The application of evidence-based practice in healthcare

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

  • British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Division for Academics, Researchers & Teachers in Psychology (DARTP)
  • Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP)
  • Mathematical, Statistical & Computing section (MSC)
  • Social Psychology Section (SPS)
  • Association of Technical Staff in Psychology (ATSiP)
  • Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • BPS Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU)


Upton, P., Scurlock-Evans, L., Williamson, K., Rouse, J. & Upton, D. (2014). The Evidence-Based Practice Profiles of Academic and Clinical staff Involved in Pre-registrationNursing Students’ Education: A Cross Sectional Survey of USA and UK staff. Nurse Education Today. E-pub ahead of print:

Heydari, A., Mazloum, S., Ranjbar, H. & Scurlock-Evans, L. (2014). A study of Iranian nurses’ and midwives’ knowledge of, attitudes toward and implementation of Evidence-Based Practice: the time for change has arrived. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, DOI: 10.1111/wvn.1205Scurlock-Evans, L., Upton, P. & Upton, D. (2014). Evidence-Based Practice in Physiotherapy: a systematic review of barriers, enablers and interventions. Physiotherapy, 100(1),208-219.

Mahoney, B., Davies, M. & Scurlock-Evans, L. (in press). Victimisation amongst female and male sexual minorities: evidence from the British Crime Survey 2007-2010, Journal of Homosexuality.

Upton, D., Upton, P., & Scurlock-Evans, L. (2014). The reach, transferability and impact of the Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire (EBPQ): A methodological and narrative literature review. Worldviews On Evidence-Based Nursing. Early view, ahead of print: DOI citation reference: 10.1111/wvn.12019

Upton, D., Stephen, S., Williams, B. & Scurlock-Evans, L. (2014). Occupational Therapists' Attitudes, Knowledge and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice: A systematic review of published research. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 77(1), 24-38.

Butler, T. & Scurlock-Evans, L. (2013) Psychology Express: Personality and Individual Differences (Undergraduate Revision Guide). D. Upton (Ed.). Harlow: Pearson ISBN 9780273735151

Upton, P., Scurlock-Evans, L., Stephens, D. & Upton, D. (2012). The Adoption and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) among Allied Health Professions. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 19(9). 497-503.

Book reviews

Scurlock-Evans, L. (2013). Book review of Russell, B. L.’s (Ed.) (2013). “Perceptions of Female Offenders: How Stereotypes and Social norms Affect Criminal Justice Responses”, BPS: Social Psychological Review, 15 (1), 28-30.

Scurlock-Evans, L. (2013). Choosing the right statistics book for you. BPS West Midlands Branch Newsletter, 1, 10-11

Scurlock-Evans, L. (2012). Book review of Gawronski, B. & Strack, F.'s (2012). "Cognitive Consistency: A Fundamental Principle in Social Cognition", BPS: Social Psychological Review, 14 (2), 29-31.

Scurlock-Evans, L. (2011). Book review of Postmes, T. & Branscombe, N.'s (2010) "Rediscovering Social Identity", BPS: Social Psychological Review, 13(1), 42-43

As contributor:

Upton, P. & Upton, D (2011). Test yourself: Social Psychology, Learning Matters. ISBN-13: 978-0857256539

Upton, P. & Upton, D (2011). Test yourself: Research Methods and Design in Psychology, Learning Matters. ISBN-13: 978-0857256652

As editor:

Scurlock-Evans, L. (Eds.). (2013). PsyPAG Quarterly, 89(December). Leicester: British Psychological Society.

Scurlock-Evans, L. (Eds.). (2013). PsyPAG Quarterly, 86(March). Leicester: British Psychological Society.

Conference presentations:

Scurlock-Evans, L., Rouse, J., Upton, D., Upton, P. & Williamson, K. (2013). Evidence-Based Practice in pre-registration nursing education: a comparison of UK and US clinical and academic teaching staff. People, Policy and Practice: Research in Focus Conference, 23rd October 2013, University of Worcester, Worcester.

Scurlock-Evans, L., Rouse, J., Upton, D. & Upton, P. (2013). Embedded or modular? Preliminary findings from a study of pre-registration nursing EBP teaching delivery methods. Evidence Live 13, 25th-26th March 2013, Oxford Examination Rooms, Oxford.

Scurlock-Evans, L., Mahoney, B. & Davies, M. (2012). A systematic review of female and male rape mythology: implications for the Feminist Rape Mythology Hypothesis and socioecological research exploring male rape and sexual assault. PsyPAG 2012 Postgraduate Student Conference, 19th July 2012, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Scurlock-Evans, L. & Mahoney, B. (2012). Understanding adult male sexual violence victims' reporting and prosecution decisions. University of Worcester Postgrad Conference, 15th June 2012, City Campus, Worcester.

Stephens, D., Upton, D., Scurlock-Evans, L. & Upton, P. (2012). The Adoption and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice Amongst Allied Health Professions. British Psychological Society Annual Conference 2012, 18th-20th April 2012, Grand Connaught Rooms, London.

Mahoney, B., Scurlock-Evans, L. & Davies, M. (2011). Sexual orientation, criminal victimisation, worry and perceptions of risk: using the British Crime Survey to research sensitive questions with sexual minorities, Crime Survey User’s meeting, 13th December 2011, Royal Statistical Society, London.

Electronic resources:

Psychology Express: Personality and Individual Differences – test your knowledge, essay, problem-based learning and multiple choice questions, plus “you be the marker” questions and answer guidance, to aid with revision.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

• Member of the Male Sexual Violation Research Network – 2014-current

• Member of QuAFE (Qualitative Approaches to Affect, Feelings and Emotions network) – 2014-current

• Postgraduate reviewer for the Social Sciences Directory – 2013-current

• BPS West Midlands Branch Deputy Chair – 2014

• Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre Trustee – 2012-2014

• BPS West Midlands Branch Chair – 2012-2014

• PsyPAG Quarterly Editory – 2012- 2014

• UoW part-time research student representative – 2012-2014

• BPS West Midlands Branch Secretary – 2011-2012