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We have gathered together on this page some of the authors referred to within the 'Bullying - questions and answers' pages. The list is alphabetical.

Rowena ArshadRowena Arshad OBE has been Director of the Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland (CERES) at The University of Edinburgh since 1994. She has been involved in the area of equality (particularly race equality) since 1983 and has published widely in this area. More recently she has been involved in research into the school experiences of refugee children in Scotland and the experiences of minority ethnic pupils. Rowena may be contacted by email.

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Dr Michael Boulton is a lecturer in Social and Developmental Psychology at Keele University, England. He has published many papers on children's social relationships, particularly on friendship and bullying/aggression.

Dr Boulton may be contacted by email.

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Brendan ByrneDr Brendan Byrne has a long-standing interest in the subject of bullying as teacher, guidance counsellor, researcher and author. He currently works as a counsellor at the Coolmine Community School, Dublin. He regularly conducts workshops and seminars for school staff, parents' associations and young people. He was a member of the Government Working Party which drew up guidelines to counter bullying behaviour in schools. His publications include: 'Coping With Bullying in Schools', 'Bullying: a community approach' and 'Young People and Bullying'. He has also collaborated in the publication 'Countering Bullying in the Workplace, Home and School - questions and answers' published March 2004. He can be contacted by email.

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Alison Closs is Senior Lecturer at Moray House School of Education at The University of Edinburgh. In addition to her teaching commitments she has been involved in educational research for a number of years. Her research interests include SEN/Support for Learning, the education of children with chronic and/or deteriorating conditions and the school experiences of refugee pupils and their parents in Scotland. In a recent study she investigated the experiences of disabled children and adults in the former Yugoslavia. She is also on the editorial team of the Scottish Schools Ethos Network. Alison may be contacted by email.

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Helen CowieHelen Cowie is research professor in the European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Surrey. She is also director of the UK Observatory for the Promotion of Non-Violence and Co-ordinator of Violence in Schools Training Action (VISTA). She has published many books and papers on peer relationships and support, bullying in schools and in the workplace and the mental health of children and young people.

For information about her research interests and her publications please go here. She may be contacted by email.

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Candace CurrieDr Candace Currie is Director of the Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit at The University of Edinburgh. Since the mid 1980s, she has led research projects on the health of young people in Scotland. Since the late 1980s, she has been the Principal Investigator for Scotland in a major international study of the Health Behaviour of School-Aged Children (HBSC). Other research activities include her role as international co-ordinator of a cross-national study of adolescent smoking control. Dr Currie may be contacted by email.

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Simon HunterSimon Hunter is a PhD student and research assistant based in the Psychology Department at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He has published a number of papers on different aspects of bullying including coping strategies and help seeking. Simon may be contacted by email.

 

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Alan McLeanAt the time of this study, Alan McLean was Principal Psychologist based at the Education Department Psychological Service in the former Strathclyde Regional Council. His particular interests in the area of bullying include: links between bullying and motivation; the thinking processes and self-esteem of the bully.

He can be contacted at by email.

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Andrew MellorAt the time of the study, Andrew Mellor was a practising teacher who had received funding from the Scottish Education Department to carry out this project. He has been actively involved in anti-bullying work in Scotland for almost 15 years, speaking at conferences, writing for academic and non-academic audiences and running in-service courses for teachers. He is now manager of the Anti-Bullying Network, which is funded by the Scottish Executive and based at The University of Edinburgh.

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Pamela MunnProfessor Pamela Munn is Dean of Moray House School of Education at The University of Edinburgh. She is also Director of the Anti-Bullying Network and the Scottish Schools Ethos Network, which are both based at The University of Edinburgh. She has been involved in research projects on bullying, discipline and truancy for a number years. Among her many publications on these topics are two major anti-bullying support packs which were sent to all schools in Scotland and which have received enthusiastic international attention. You may visit the website of Moray House School of Education and also the website of the Scottish Schools Ethos Network.

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Paul NaylorPaul Naylor is Senior Research Fellow/Programme Convenor Certificate in Peer Support at Roehampton University of Surrey. His publications and research interests cover a range of topics including: peer support, bullying, racism and social psychology.

For information about his publications and research go here.

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Professor Dan Olweus was the first person to carry out a thorough research project on Professor Dan Olweusbullying. This large, long term study which began in Sweden in 1970, was to provide the inspiration for many who felt that bullying in schools should be challenged rather than accepted. Since the 1970s, his work in this area had continued with force. Indeed, in 1997-99, he led a group in a large project which introduced the widely respected Olweus (anti-bullying) programme to schools in Norway.

Professor Olweus is based at the Research Centre for Health Promotion, University of Bergen in Norway and can be contacted by email.

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Professor Astrid O'MooreProfessor Astrid Mona O'Moore has been involved in extensive research into bullying in Ireland. In 1993-94, she led the first nationwide survey of bullying behaviour in Irish schools, which looked at violence between pupils and also violence between pupils and school staff. In a more recent survey, she examined workplace bullying in schools. She is Co-ordinator of The Anti-Bullying Centre, at the Department of Education, Trinity College, The University of Dublin, Dublin, The Republic of Ireland. Professor O'Moore may be contacted by email.

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Ken RigbyKen Rigby is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Psychology and an educational consultant at the University of South Australia. He has been involved in major studies of bullying in Australia and has published widely on this topic. For more information about Dr Rigby and his work see the bullying pages here. Ken may be contacted by e-mail.

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Ian RiversDr Ian Rivers is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the College of Ripon and York St John in York. He has published widely on issues affecting lesbian and gay young people. The main focus of his research is homophobic bullying. Dr Rivers may be contacted by email.

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Christian SalmivalliDr Christian Salmivalli works at the Department of Psychology in the University of Turku, Finland. Her research interests include aggression in children and young people, bullying in school and interventions to prevent it and also self-esteem and social skills.

For more information go here.

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Peter SmithProfessor Peter K Smith is Head of the Unit for School and Family Studies, Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths College, London. He has been involved in bullying research for a number of years and has published widely on this topic.

Peter Smith may be contacted by email, and the website of the Unit for School and Family Studies at Goldsmiths College may be found here.

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Dr Joan Stead is a researcher at the Moray House School of Education at The University of Edinburgh. Her recent research has focused on: the experiences of refugee children in schools, school exclusion, the experiences of Traveller children in schools and also social inclusion of visually impaired pupils in mainstream schools. Joan may be contacted by email.

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Dr Keith Sullivan is based at the School of Education at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Over a number of years he has been involved in anti-bullying research in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.