Staff profile

Dr Tom Page


Lecturer in Criminal Psychology

Subject

Social Sciences

College

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department

Criminology and Social Sciences, Derby Law School

Campus

One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus

Email

T.Page1@derby.ac.uk

About

I joined the University of Derby as a Lecturer in Criminal Psychology in January 2019. Prior to this, I worked as a Research Associate within the School of Psychology at the University of Kent from 2015-2018. This role enabled me to further my interest and experience in modern psychometrics through development and validation of the C-DEMQOL; a new quality of life measure for carers of people with dementia. At the same institution, I completed my PhD in Forensic Psychology in 2015, which investigated the topic of sexual harassment perpetration. Furthermore, at the University of Kent I also completed my MSc and BSc (Hons) degrees. My research interests are broad and I have multidisciplinary experience of collaborating on research projects across a variety of academic disciplines that include forensic psychology, social psychology, health and modern psychometrics. I am currently conducting research on the topics of sexual harassment and sexual violence but also have a keen interest in the development and evaluation of psychometric instruments.

Teaching responsibilities

I currently teach on the following undergraduate modules:

I am also a Personal Tutor and supervise both; undergraduate and masters dissertation projects.

Research interests

My research interests are broadly centred on understanding the psychological mechanisms and processes that explain perpetration of sexually aggressive behaviour with a particular focus on sexual harassment (both offline and online). I am also interested in the measurement of people's attitudes and moral beliefs about offending behaviours using modern psychometric methods. A further area of my research interest is the study of sexism, gender equality and discrimination. I am keen to investigate these issues from forensic, social psychological and feminist perspectives.

My current research interests include:

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

Recent conferences

Symposium Presentations 

Page, T.E., & Pina, A. (2016). Social cognitions that normalise workplace sexual harassment: The role of moral disengagement in men's proclivity to sexually harass. Presented at the European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL) Annual Conference, University Toulouse-Jean Jaures, France.

Page, T.E., Pina, A., & Giner-Sorolla, R. (2014). "It was only harmless banter!" The role of in-group identification and moral disengagement in males' justifications for sexual harassment. Presented at XIX. Workshop Aggression, Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany.

Page, T.E., Pina, A., & Giner-Sorolla, R. (2014). Justifying sexual harassment through moral disengagement: The role of in-group identification. Presented at the European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL) Annual Conference, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia. 

Page, T.E., Pina, A., & Giner-Sorolla, R. (2013). Sexual harassment as interpersonal aggression: Exploring the role of moral disengagement. Presented at XVIII. Workshop Aggression, University of Bielefeld, Germany.

Page, T.E., Pina, A., & Giner-Sorolla, R. (2013). Do perpetrators of sexual harassment use mechanisms of moral disengagement? Preliminary conceptualization and measurement. Presented at the European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL) Annual Conference, Coventry University, UK. 

Invited Talks

Page, T.E., & Brown, A. (2018). Measuring the quality of life of family carers of people with dementia: development and validation of C-DEMQOL. Presented at the Methods of Measurement in Health and Wellbeing Research Workshop, organised by the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), University of Kent, UK.

Page, T.E., & Brown, A. (2017). How do we measure the quality of life of family carers of people with dementia? Development and preliminary validation of C-DEMQOL. Presented at the Older People's Research Event, organised by Kent and Medway NHS Social Care and Partnership Trust (KMPT) Research and Development, Canterbury, UK.

Page, T.E., & Brown, A. (2016). Developing a quality of life measure for family carers of people with dementia. Presented at the Dementia Research Event, organised by Kent and Medway NHS Social Care and Partnership Trust (KMPT) Research and Development, Canterbury, UK.

Page, T.E., & Pina, A. (2015). Social cognitions that normalise sexual harassment at work: The role of moral disengagement. Presented at the Social Psychology Colloquium, University of Bielefeld, Germany. 

Poster Presentations

Page, T.E., & Pina, A. (2017). Social cognitions that normalise workplace sexual harassment: Moral disengagement and men's proclivity to sexually harass. Presented at the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) 18th General Meeting, Granada, Spain.

Thomae, M., Page, T.E., & Pina, A. (2017). The impact of sexist humour on women's ingroup identification, self-esteem and coping. Presented at the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) 18th General Meeting, Granada, Spain.

Page, T.E., Brown, A., Daley, S., Farina, N., Basset, T., Bowling, A., et al. (2017). How do we measure the quality of life of family carers of people with dementia? Development and preliminary validation of C-DEMQOL. Presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC), London, UK.

Page, T.E., Farina, N., Daley, S., Brown, A., & Banerjee, S. (2016). What affects quality of life of family carers of people with dementia? Systematic reviews of non-interventional studies and disease-specific instruments. Presented at the Alzheimer's Society Annual Research Conference, Bristol, UK. 

Page, T.E., Pina, A., & Giner-Sorolla, R. (2013). Do perpetrators of sexual harassment use mechanisms of moral disengagement? Preliminary conceptualization and measurement. Presented at BPS 22nd Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP) Annual Conference, Queen's University Belfast. 

Additional interests and activities

Professional Service

I am an adhoc peer reviewer for the following academic journals: 

  

In the media

My research on sexual harassment has received international media coverage:

Recent publications

Brown, A., Page, T.E., Daley, S., Farina, N., Basset, T., Livingston, G., et al. (2019). Measuring the quality of life of family carers of people with dementia: development and validation of C-DEMQOL. Quality of Life Research, 1-12. doi: 10.1007/s11136-019-02186-w. 

Budgett, J., Brown, A., Daley, S., Page, T.E., Banerjee, S., Livingston, G., & Sommerlad, A. (2019). The social functioning in dementia scale (SF-DEM): exploratory factor analysis and psychometric properties in mild, moderate and severe dementia. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, 11, 45-52. doi: 10.1016/j.dadm.2018.11.001.  

Hughes, L.J., Farina, N., Page, T.E., Tabet, N., & Banerjee, S. (2019). Psychometric properties and feasibility of use of dementia specific quality of life instruments for use in care settings: a systematic review. International Psychogeriatrics, 1-15. doi: 10.1017/S1041610218002259. 

Daley, S., Murray, J., Farina, N., Page, T.E., Brown, A., Basset, T., et al. (2018). Understanding the quality of life of family carers of people with dementia: development of a new conceptual framework. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 34, 79-86. doi: 10.1002/gps.4990. 

Page, T.E., & Pina, A. (2018). Moral disengagement and self-reported harassment proclivity in men: the mediating effects of moral judgment and emotions. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 24, 157-180. doi: 10.1080/13552600.2018.1440089.  

Page, T.E., Farina, N., Brown, A., Daley, S., Bowling, A., Basset, T., et al. (2017). Instruments measuring the disease-specific quality of life of family carers of people with neurodegenerative diseases: a systematic review. BMJ Open. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013611.

Farina, N., Page, T.E., Daley, S., Brown, A., Bowling, A., Basset, T., et al. (2017). Factors associated with the quality of life of family carers of people with dementia: a systematic review. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 13, 572-581. doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2016.12.010. 

Alleyne, E., Gannon, T.A., Mozova, K., Page, T.E., & O'Ciardha, C. (2016). Female firesetters: gender associated psychological and psychopathological features. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 79, 364-378. doi: 10.1080/00332747.2016.1185892. 

Page, T.E., Pina, A., & Giner-Sorolla, R. (2016). "It was only harmless banter!" The development and preliminary validation of the moral disengagement in sexual harassment scale. Aggressive Behavior, 42, 254-273. doi: 10.1002/ab.21621.

Page, T.E., & Pina, A. (2015). Moral disengagement as a self-regulatory process in sexual harassment perpetration at work: a preliminary conceptualization. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 21, 73-84. doi: 10.1016/j.avb.2015.01.004.