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    Dr Karen Pfeffer

    Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader

    School of Psychology
    College of Social Science

    About Karen Pfeffer

    My teaching and research interests are in developmental psychology, cross-cultural psychology and psychological approaches to injury prevention. Before joining the University of Lincoln I was a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.

    I have served as an injury prevention Mentor for the World Health Organization MENTOR-VIP (Violence and Injury Prevention) programme.

    Department Responsibilities

    PhD and MSc supervision
    MSc Developmental Psychology programme leader
    Module coordinator for Social and Emotional Development (MSc)
    Module coordinator for Cross-Cultural Psychology (BSc Final Year elective)
    Lectures for Research Methods in Developmental Psychology (MSc), Developmental Psychopathology (BSc Final Year), Developmental Psychology (BSc Year 2), Dissertation supervision (BSc Year 3)

    Subject Specialism

    Cross-cultural psychology, developmental psychology, road safety, child injury prevention, social development


    • BA (Hons)
    • MSc Research Methods in Social and Developmental Psychology
    • PhD Psychology
    • PGC (TLHE): Postgraduate Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

    Professional Affiliations

    • Chartered Psychologist
    • Member, British Psychological Society
    • Member, Road Traffic Injuries Research Network
    • Member, International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology

    External Activities and Consultancy

    Mentor for the World Health Organization MENTOR-VIP international mentoring programme for violence and injury prevention

    Reviewer for The Journal of Social Psychology, Pediatrics, Traffic Injury Prevention, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Journal of Risk Research.

    Research Projects

    • Children’s risk perceptions — University of Lincoln BEGINS bursary in 2009
    • Evaluation of the LRSP “2Fast2Soon” Road Safety Education for Young Drivers — Lincolnshire County Council/ Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership 2008-2010

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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