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Dr Alana James

Dr Alana James
Job Title:
Associate Professor



School Director of Academic Tutoring , School Director of Teaching and Learning.

University Teaching Fellow (awarded 2020) UniTeachingFellowAlana



Research Methods; Developmental Psychology


MA (Edinburgh); MSc (York); PhD (London); Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

BPS DARTP/OUP Higher Education Psychology Teacher of the Year 2019


Areas of Interest

Social-development and educational psychology, particularly: bullying; peer mentoring systems in schools and universities; student welfare and the transition into university; outreach with schools and colleges; parenting interventions.

Research groups / Centres

Psychopathology and Affective Neuroscience

PhD Students

Beatrice Hayes - Children's understanding of the risks associated with Social Networking site use: online self-disclosure and impact on children's social-emotional wellbeing.

Selected Pedagogic and Public Engagement Resources

The Psychologist Guide to… [new] university life - evidence-based tips within a guide for university students, The Psychologist, 2020

Social Scientists in Training - resources for teachers and others to develop research skills in A-level Psychology students, ESRC Festival of Social Science, 2017

Reflections on university transition from a new staff member. Engage in Teaching and Learning Blog, University of Reading, 2017

Supporting mental health during educational transitions - workshop slides available, Pupil Diversity, South East Research Network for Schools, 2017

Running and evaluating peer support systems in schools - talk slides and workshop summary available, Literacy & Mental Health in Schools, South East Research Network for Schools, 2016

How do children learn to form social bonds? The Conversation, 2016

Using mentoring to support transition into and out of higher education. HEA Blog, 2015



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Number of items: 11.







  • James, A. I. and Cowie, H. (2013) Peer support. In: Yamasaki, K., Toda, Y. and Watanabe, Y. (eds.) Prevention education at schools in the world. Kaneko Shobo, pp. 147-156. ISBN 9784760888016


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