Teaching Responsibilities

Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree and a module tutor for Understanding the Person (level 1), Psychology and Crime (level 1), Assessment of Personality (level 3), Psychometric Testing (Ability) (level 3), Cognitive and Neuropsychological Assessment for Clinical Populations (MSc level), and Criminal Behaviour and Crime Reduction (MSc level).


After gaining a masters degree in Educational Psychology, I started my career as a research officer and head of the Research Unit at the National Centre for Social and Criminological Research. I then gained a PhD in Psychology before joining  Bolton University as a lecturer in 1994 and am now also registered both as a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a Chartered Scientist with the Science Council.

My academic interests generally concern the application of psychological theory and method to the study of behaviour, particularly the areas of self-concept and delinquency. 

I am also interested in research on personality and stress-related issues, crime and delinquency, and psychological assessment, as well as health issues such as eating attitudes, eating habits, body image, eating disorders, anxiety and depression.

Recent Publications

Al-Talib, N. & C. Griffin (1994). Labelling effect on adolescent's self-concept: A comparative study of the self-concept of labelled and unlabelled delinquents. International Journal of offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Vol.38, No.1.