Natalie Harrison – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Natalie is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Bath Spa University. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Central Lancashire. Natalie then went on to complete her PhD. This work looked at the relationship between sibling aggression and other forms of family violence (e.g. intimate partner violence and child abuse) and how play fighting differs from violence.

Alongside sibling aggression, Natalie’s research interests are in the development of aggression across the lifespan, domestic violence, and mental health in relation to offending. She spent time working as a research assistant in mental health and policing, providing her with the opportunity to undertake evaluation work on community and health based initiatives.

Natalie is currently involved in a number of projects looking at domestic violence in relation to housing and police responses.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Psychology, University of Central Lancashire
  • MSc Forensic Psychology, University of Central Lancashire
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Central Lancashire

Teaching subjects

  • Forensic psychology
  • Forensic mental health
  • Social psychology.

Research and academic outputs

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Non-lethal physical abuse of siblings
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Relva, I.C, Alarcão, M, Harrison, N and Fernandes, O.M (2020) 'Non-lethal physical abuse of siblings.' In: Shackelford, T.K, ed. The SAGE handbook of domestic violence. Sage, pp. 744-757. ISBN 9781526494863


Exploring public attitudes towards sex and grievous bodily harm offenders who have experienced childhood abuse
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Pardoe, S and Harrison, N (2022) 'Exploring public attitudes towards sex and grievous bodily harm offenders who have experienced childhood abuse.' Forensic Update, 140. pp. 27-36. ISSN 2050-7348


Taser use on individuals experiencing mental distress: an integrative literature review
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Hallett, N, Duxbury, J, McKee, T, Harrison, N, Haines, A, Craig, E and O'Brien, A.J (2021) 'Taser use on individuals experiencing mental distress: an integrative literature review.' Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 28 (1). pp. 56-71. ISSN 1351-0126


Does short-term memory develop?
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Jones, G, Justice, L.V, Cabiddu, F, Lee, B.J, Iao, L-S, Harrison, N and Macken, B (2020) 'Does short-term memory develop?' Cognition, 198. e104200. ISSN 0010-0277


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