Staff profile

Dr Carrie Childs


Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Subject

Psychology

College

College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Department

School of Psychology

Research centre

Human Sciences Research Centre

ORCiD ID

0000-0002-5199-9710

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

c.childs@derby.ac.uk

About

I am a Senior Lecturer in Psychology with expertise in qualitative research methods. My primary research interests are language and social interaction in a range of settings using Conversation Analysis and Discursive Psychology.

Teaching responsibilities

My main areas of teaching are qualitative research methods, Forensic Psychology and Social Psychology. My main teaching responsibilities are on the following modules:

I also lecture for a range of other modules on the BSc Psychology course.

Research interests

My main research interests are the analysis of ‘everyday interactions’ using Discursive Psychology and Conversation Analysis. I have particular interests in family interaction and investigative interviewing. Past research has examined interaction in police interviews with children reporting alleged sexual offenses. My interests are how police officers follow and depart from advice outlined in official best practice guidelines.

I also have broad interests in sex and relationships, and particularly in difficulties with sexual self-control. At present, I am involved in a project that explores the accounts of women who identify as sexually addicted and a second project focused on experiences of 12 step recovery for sex addiction.

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

Undergraduate qualifications

Research qualifications

Recent conferences

During the last few years, I have presented work on police interviews with children at a range of conferences and to police constabularies. Recently, I have spoken in Porto, Manchester, Liverpool and Los Angeles.

Additional interests and activities

In the media

Recent publications