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Dr. MIke Eslea

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

+44 (0) 1772 89 3424

Subject Areas: Psychology

Mike is research active within the area of psychology. He is a member of the Forensic Research Group and the Health Psychology Research Group.

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Mike joined the School in 1996, having studied psychology as a mature student at Leeds, followed by a PhD on school bullying with Peter K Smith at Sheffield. Before that he worked as a "houseparent" in a residential school for boys with severe behaviour problems. He has also worked in mainstream schools as a special needs assistant.


BSc (Hons) Psychology (Leeds)
PhD Psychology (Sheffield)


Eslea, Mike J (2010) Direct and indirect bullying: which is more distressing? In: Indirect and direct aggression. Peter Lang, Frankfurt, pp. 69-84. ISBN 978-3-631-60028-3

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Mike's main research focus is aggression and anti-social behaviour among children, especially school bullying. He is also interested in alternative medicine and the placebo effect.


Course Leader, MSc Psychological Research Methods

PS4772 Implementing Psychological Research Techniques

PS4107 Aggression & Bullying In Childhood

PS3208 Juvenile Delinquency