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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


  • University of Lincoln Individual Merit Award — 2017


Mentor for the World Health Organization MENTOR-VIP international mentoring programme for violence and injury prevention Reviewer for Pediatrics, Traffic Injury Prevention, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Journal of Risk Research, Youth & Society.

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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 in

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • Chartered Psychologist
  • Member, British Psychological Society
  • Member, Road Traffic Injuries Research Network