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Dr. Rachel Maunder

  • Job title: Associate Professor (Psychology)
  • Department: Social Sciences - Psychology

General information

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 Psychology division at the University of Northampton in 2008.

Rachel specialises in educational psychology and the psychology of learning and teaching. Her main research interests are in the field of school bullying and children's peer relationships. She also conducts research on educational transitions, and working with students as partners in higher education. She coordinates the institutional URB@N scheme (Undergraduate Research Bursaries at Northampton) and is the Learning and Teaching Coordinator for the School of Social Sciences.

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).

Teaching

Rachel is the programme leader for BSc (hons) Developmental and Educational Psychology.

She coordinates two modules on this degree programme:

  • PSY1008 Investigating Developmental Psychology
  • PSY2017 Independent Research in Developmental and Educational Psychology

On the main undergraduate Psychology degree programme, Rachel teaches:

  • PSY1001 Psychology in Practice
  • PSY3023 Educational Psychology

On the MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Rachel teaches PSYM062 Understanding Mental Health in Children and Young People and coordinates PSYM064 Working with Schools and Communities.

She also supervises dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Research

Rachel is on the supervisory team for 3 current doctoral students:

  • Chris Jackson
  • Honest Lugube
  • Jacqui Stone

Publications

Jump to: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2006 | 2005 | 2003

2016

  1. Maunder, R. (2016) Chair of Editorial Team. Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education. Northampton: The University of Northampton. 2041-3122. [Editor 2012 to 2016].

2015

  1. Maunder, R. (2015) Member of Editorial Board. Cogent Education. Taylor and Francis. 2331-186X.
  2. Maunder, R. (2015) A book review of ‘Children, Risk and Safety on the Internet: Research and Policy Challenges in Comparative Perspective’. By Sonia Livingstone, Leslie Haddon and Anke Görzig (eds). Bristol: The Policy Press, 2012. Children & Society. 29(1), pp. 83-84. 0951-0605.
  3. Maunder, R. and Monks, C. (2015) Are you my friend too? The role of reciprocal friendship: links to friendship quality, peer and school identification and general self-worth. Paper presented to: British Psychological Society, Psychology of Education Section Annual Conference: The Role of Competence Beliefs in Teaching and Learning, Jury's Inn, Liverpool, 22-24 October 2015.
  4. Monks, C. and Maunder, R. (2015) Bullying and cyberbullying: risks for involvement and opportunities for intervention. Symposium presented to: 17th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, 08-12 September 2015.
  5. Maunder, R. and Monks, C. (2015) Bullying within friendships among primary school pupils. Paper presented to: 17th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, 08-12 September 2015.
  6. Maunder, R. (2015) Early applied experience: helping first-year students to bridge theory-practice gaps. In: Taylor, J. and Hulme, J. A. (eds.) Psychological Literacy: A Compendium of Practice. pp. 35-37. (Unpublished)
  7. Tucker, E. and Maunder, R. (2015) Helping children to get along: teachers’ strategies for dealing with bullying in primary schools. Educational Studies. 0305-5698. (In Press)
  8. Hurren, K. and Maunder, R. (2015) Investigating retrospective bullying experiences: how does social support contribute to current resilience and recurrent memories of bullying? Poster presented to: Violence: Children, Family & Society Conference 2015, The University of Northampton, 24-26 June 2015.
  9. Maunder, R. (2015) Working with students as partners in pedagogic research: staff and student experiences of participating in an institutional bursary scheme. The Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change. 1(1) 2055-4990.

2014

  1. Monks, C. and Maunder, R. (2014) Children’s peer relationships in primary classrooms: friendship quality; participant roles in bullying situations; and links to feelings of self-worth and school belonging. Paper presented to: Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Conference 2014, The University of Northampton, 02-04 July 2014.
  2. Crouch, A., Maunder, R., Sneddon, S. and Turner, S. J. (2014) Editorial. Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education. 6(1), pp. 1-3. 2041-3122.
  3. Maunder, R., Fritz, C. O. and Mitchell, G. (2014) To specialise or not to specialise? That is the question. ATP Today. October(2014), pp. 20-21. 0305-7607.
  4. Maunder, R. (2014) URB@N: the story so far. Paper presented to: Northampton Learning and Teaching Conference 2014: Northampton 2018: Planning, Designing and Delivering Student Success, The University of Northampton, 22 May 2014.
  5. Maunder, R. (2014) Undergraduate Research Bursaries at Northampton (URB@N): an institution-wide initiative where students work in partnership with staff on learning and teaching projects. In: Alden Rivers, B. and Smith, J. (eds.) Changemaker in the Curriculum: The University of Northampton: Case Studies 2013-2014. Northampton: The University of Northampton. pp. 45-48.
  6. Maunder, R. and Monks, C. (2014) When friends are not so friendly: investigating friendship quality, participant roles in bullying situations and links to well-being in primary school children. Paper presented to: British Psychological Society Developmental Section Annual Conference, Hotel Casa 400, Amsterdam, 03-05 September 2014.
  7. Maunder, R., Fritz, C. O. and Callaghan, J. (2014) Working with schools and communities: a postgraduate module where students undertake a mental health or well-being intervention in a school or community setting. In: Alden Rivers, B. and Smith, J. (eds.) Changemaker in the Curriculum: The University of Northampton: Case Studies 2013-2014. Northampton: The University of Northampton. pp. 25-27.

2013

  1. Maunder, R. (2013) Conducting focus groups and semi-structured interviews. Invited Presentation presented to: Library and Learning Services Research Summer School, The University of Northampton, 17-18 June 2013.
  2. Maunder, R., Sneddon, S., Turner, S. J. and Crouch, A. (2013) Editorial. Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education. 5(1), pp. 1-2. 2041-3122.
  3. Maunder, R. (2013) Forming new relationships with students: exploring the potential of staff-student partnerships for undertaking pedagogic research. Paper presented to: Higher Education Academy Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (HEA STEM): Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2013: Where Practice and Pedagogy Meet, University of Birmingham, 17-18 April 2013.
  4. Maunder, R. (2013) Going URB@N: creating staff-student partnerships in pedagogic research to facilitate learning and teaching enhancement. Invited Presentation presented to: Undergraduate Students as Partners in Research, The University of Sheffield, 22 October 2013.
  5. Butcher, J. and Maunder, R. (2013) Going URB@N: exploring the impact of undergraduate students as pedagogic researchers. Innovations in Education and Teaching International. 1470-3297. (In Press)
  6. Tucker, E. and Maunder, R. (2013) Helping children to get along: teachers’ strategies for dealing with bullying in pimary schools. Paper presented to: Children and Young People’s Mental Health Conference: Improving Outcomes, Widening Access and Tackling Stigma in an Age of Austerity, The University of Northampton, 03-05 July 2013.
  7. Maunder, R., Cunliffe, M., Galvin, J., Mjali, S. and Rogers, J. (2013) Listening to student voices: student researchers exploring undergraduate experiences of university transition. Higher Education. 66(2), pp. 139-152. 1573-174X.
  8. Maunder, R. (2013) Staff-student partnerships in pedagogic research: benefits; challenges and lessons learned. Paper presented to: Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE) Third Annual Conference: The Future of Student Engagement: Partnerships, Practices, Policies and Philosophies, Nottingham Trent University, 12-13 September 2013.
  9. Maunder, R. and Crafter, S. (2013) What is this thing called bullying? Using sociocultural framing to interpret research on defining school bullying. Paper presented to: The British Psychological Society Psychology of Education Section Annual Conference: Enhancing Experiences of Learning and Teaching, York, 08-10 November 2013.

2012

  1. Maunder, R., Gordon-Finlayson, A., Callaghan, J. and Roberts, A. (2012) Behind supervisory doors: taught Master’s dissertation students as qualitative apprentices. Psychology Learning & Teaching. 11(1), pp. 30-38. 1475-7257.
  2. Maunder, R. (2012) Book review: Staff-Student Partnerships in Higher Education, edited by S. Little, London, Continuum, 2011. Innovations in Education and Teaching International. 49(3), pp. 345-346. 1470-3300.
  3. Maunder, R. and Crafter, S. (2012) Bullying from a sociocultural perspective. Paper presented to: Patchwork. Learning Diversities, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 29 August - 01 September 2012.
  4. Maunder, R., Turner, S. J., Sneddon, S. and Crouch, A. (2012) Editorial. Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education. 4(1), pp. 1-2. 2041-3122.
  5. Khimji, F. and Maunder, R. (2012) Mediational tools in story construction: an investigation of cultural influences on children’s narratives. Journal of Early Childhood Research. 10(3), pp. 294-308. 1476-718X.
  6. Maunder, R. (2012) The future of learning and teaching in the School of Social Sciences: reinventing old wheels or creating new ones? Invited Presentation presented to: Learning and Teaching Conference, The University of Northampton, 03 December 2012.
  7. Crafter, S. and Maunder, R. (2012) Understanding transitions using a sociocultural framework. Educational and Child Psychology. 29(1), pp. 10-18. 0267-1611.

2011

  1. Maunder, R. (2011) A review of 'What is friendship? Games and activities to help children to understand friendship' by Pamela Day, 2009, Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Debate. 139, pp. 42-43. 1471-5775.
  2. Maunder, R. (2011) Everybody needs a friend: investigating the relationship between students’ social relationships and their perceived university adjustment and membership. Paper presented to: The British Psychological Society (BPS) Psychology of Education Section Annual Conference 2011: Motivation and Resilience in Education, Preston Marriott Hotel, England, 18-20 November 2011.
  3. Butcher, J. and Maunder, R. (2011) Going URB@N: exploring the impact of undergraduate students as pedagogic researchers. Paper presented to: International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (ISSOTL 2011): Transforming the Academy Through the Theory and Practice of SOTL, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 20-23 October 2011.
  4. Butcher, J. and Maunder, R. (2011) Going URB@N: exploring the impact of undergraduate students as pedagogic researchers. Poster presented to: International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (ISSOTL 11) Pre-Conference Workshop: International Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Inquiry: A Scholarly Discussion, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 19 October 2011.
  5. Maunder, R. and Sibbald, E. (2011) Students' social relationships and their links to university transition. Poster presented to: Learning Global - Fourth Learning & Teaching Conference, University of Northampton, 11 May 2011.
  6. Crafter, S., Horton, J., Durbin, S. and Maunder, R. (2011) Understanding the experiences of students who are parents. Poster presented to: Learning Global - Fourth Learning & Teaching Conference, University of Northampton, 11 May 2011.

2010

  1. Jiang, X., Di Napoli, R., Borg, M., Maunder, R., Fry, H. and Walsh, E. (2010) Becoming and being an academic: the perspectives of Chinese staff in two research-intensive UK universities. Studies in Higher Education. 35(2), pp. 155-170. 0307-5079.
  2. Maunder, R., Mjali, S. and Cunliffe, M. (2010) Exploring transition in HE for first and second year undergraduate psychology students: the role of expectations, personal growth and social identity in shaping experiences. Paper presented to: 2nd Annual Aim Higher West Yorkshire Symposium: What is Transition?, University of Leeds, England, 16 July 2010.
  3. Butcher, J., Maunder, R. and McCormack, M. (2010) Going URB@N: researching the student experience through undergraduate research bursaries at Northampton. Workshop presented to: University of Northampton Learning and Teaching Conference: Learning Dialogues, University of Northampton, England, 13 May 2010.
  4. Rogers, J. and Maunder, R. (2010) Learning about special educational needs in the workplace: exploring the relationship between knowledge of and attitudes towards children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) held by in-service teachers, trainee teachers and the general public. Poster presented to: British Psychological Society Psychology of Education Section Annual Conference 2010, Milton Keynes, England, 12-14 November 2010.
  5. Maunder, R. (2010) Learning through transition: the use of cultural tools, social comparison and personal reflection to negotiate the higher education journey. Paper presented to: British Psychological Society Psychology of Education Section Annual Conference 2010, Milton Keynes, England, 12-14 November 2010.
  6. Lazard, L., Crafter, S., Callaghan, J. and Maunder, R. (2010) My fantasy boyfriend would be...? Explorations of web-based 'teen' quizzes which use Japanese art. Paper presented to: British Psychological Society Psychology of Women Section (POWS) Annual Conference 2010, Windsor, England, 14-16 July 2010.
  7. Maunder, R., Harrop, A. and Tattersall, A. J. (2010) Pupil and staff perceptions of bullying in secondary schools: comparing behavioural definitions and their perceived seriousness. Educational Research. 52(3), pp. 263-282. 0013-1881.
  8. Maunder, R. and Tattersall, A. J. (2010) Staff experiences of managing bullying in secondary schools: the importance of internal and external relationships in facilitating intervention. Educational and Child Psychology. 27(1), pp. 116-128. 0267-1611.
  9. Maunder, R., Cunliffe, M. and Mjali, S. (2010) Transition experiences in HE: the role of expectations, social identity and personal growth. Poster presented to: 2nd Annual Aim Higher West Yorkshire Symposium: What is Transition?, University of Leeds, England, 16 July 2010.
  10. Maunder, R., Gingham, J. and Rogers, J. (2010) Transition in Higher Education: exploring the experiences of first and second year psychology undergraduate students. The Psychology of Education Review. 34(1), pp. 50-54. 0262-4087.
  11. Maunder, R., Cunliffe, M. and Mjali, S. (2010) Transitions in higher education: what we think, what we expect and what we get. Poster presented to: The University of Northampton Learning and Teaching Conference: Learning Dialogues, University of Northampton, England, 13 May 2010.
  12. Costelloe, J. and Maunder, R. (2010) Using theraplay to address attachment difficulties in adoptive families: exploring parent, child and therapist perspectives. Paper presented to: 3rd Qualitative Research on Mental Health Conference (QRMH3): The Disabled Self: Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to Stigma and Recovery, University of Nottingham, 25-27 August 2010.

2009

  1. Maunder, R. (2009) A review of 'Favorite Activities for the Teaching of Psychology' / Ludy T Benjamin Jr (Ed), 2008, American Psychological Association. Psychology Learning and Teaching (PLAT). 8(2), p. 62.
  2. Maunder, R. (2009) A review of 'New Perspectives on Bullying' by Helen Cowie and Dawn Jennifer, Open University Press, 2008. The Psychologist. 22(5), p. 415.
  3. Borg, M., Maunder, R., Jiang, X., Walsh, E., Fry, H. and Di Napoli, R. (2009) Academic acculturation: international research students' views and perceptions of academic life and careers. In: Jones, E. (ed.) Internationalisation and the Student Voice: Higher Education Perspectives. London: Routledge. pp. 181-192.
  4. Maunder, R., Di Napoli, R., Borg, M., Fry, H., Walsh, E. and Jiang, X. (2009) Acculturation into UK academic practice: the experiences of international doctoral students and academic staff at two research-intensive universities. Paper presented to: Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Conference 2009, Newport, Wales, 08-10 December 2009.
  5. Lazard, L., Callaghan, J. and Maunder, R. (2009) Staff perceptions and understandings of continued professional development: A focus group study. (Unpublished)
  6. Maunder, R., Gingham, J. and Rogers, J. (2009) Transition in higher education: exploring the experiences of first and second year psychology undergraduate students. Paper presented to: British Psychological Society Psychology of Education Annual Conference, Preston, 30 October - 01 November 2009.

2006

  1. Maunder, R. (2006) Review of 'School Violence Intervention: A Practical Handbook' (2nd ed) [edited by] Jane Close Conoley & Arnold P. Goldstein, New York, The Guildford Press, 2004. Journal of Educational Administration and History. 38(1), pp. 107-109. 1478-7431.

2005

  1. Meatyard, B., Rowan, A. and Maunder, R. (2005) Making online communities work for gifted pupils. Gifted & Talented Update. 21, pp. 8-9. 1479-795x.

2003

  1. Maunder, R. and Harrop, A. (2003) Investigating students' perceptions of what contributes to productive seminars and lectures, and staff predictions of students' perceptions: how well do staff know their students? Journal of Further and Higher Education. 27(4), pp. 443-456. 1469-9486.
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