Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology
- Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford
My research focuses on the impact of early life stress on psychological and behavioral development. In particular, my research examines the effects of bullying and maltreatment on young people’s mental health and wellbeing. My research integrates methods from social epidemiology, developmental psychology and behavioral genetics in order to understand the complex genetic and environmental influences that promote resilience to victimization and early life stress. The aim of this research is to guide intervention work by identifying protective factors that promote lifelong resilience.
Peer victimisation during adolescence and its impact on wellbeing in adulthood: a prospective cohort study.
Armitage JM. et al, (2021), BMC Public Health, 21
Editorial: Selective Prevention In Anti-Bullying Programs: Could Targeting Personality Be the Answer?
Bowes L., (2020), J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry
The development and pilot testing of an adolescent bullying intervention in Indonesia
BOWES L. et al, (2019), Global Health Action
The Promotive Effects of Social Support for Parental Resilience in a Refugee Context: a Cross-Sectional Study with Syrian Mothers in Lebanon.
Sim A. et al, (2019), Prev Sci, 20, 674 - 683
Long-term trends in child maltreatment in England and Wales, 1858-2016: an observational, time-series analysis.
Degli Esposti M. et al, (2019), Lancet Public Health, 4, e148 - e158