Dr Samantha Littlemore


School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

I am a lecturer with a specialism in Child Psychology and qualitative research. I gained my Ph.D. working alongside ChildLine. My background as a practitioner includes running clinics in Harley Street (London), Staffordshire and Manchester. Both my academic and practitioner interests lie in child behaviour support. I have worked in assessment and diagnosis of autism and supported children, families and schools to help with behaviour strategies for children with ASC/D. My experience also includes working in Youth and Crown Court supporting vulnerable defendants and spending many years working for the DfE as an anti-bullying trainer/advisor. I have also trained teachers in topics such as managing stress and anxiety in schools, understanding the impact of autism on school life and tackling girl bullying.

Professional memberships and activities

FHEA, C.Psych., AFBPS.

Academic qualifications

PhD – A Discursive Analysis of Peer Support in Secondary Schools. Nottingham Trent.

B.Sc. First Class Hons - Staffordshire University.


Bishop, S. (2000) “WEBCHAT 2000”, qualitative research report and conference evaluation commissioned by ChildLine

Bishop, S. (2003) “A Community-based Approach”, qualitative research report commissioned by Young Voice & Birmingham Children’s Fund (2003)

Bishop, S. (2003) “Impact of Divorce”, qualitative evaluation commissioned by Young Voice

Bishop, S. (2003) “The Development of Peer Support in Secondary Schools”, The Journal of Pastoral Care & Personal/Social Education 21, 27-34

Bishop, S. (2003)”Young People Generating a Repertoire of Counselling”, Counselling Psychology Quarterly 16, 95-103

Bishop, S. (2003) “A Discursive Analysis of Training for Peer Support in Secondary Schools”,
PhD Thesis, Nottingham Trent University

Boulton, M., Trueman, M., Bishop, S., Baxendale, E., Holme, A., Vohringer, F, Smith, S & Boulton, L. (2007) Secondary school Pupils' Views of their Peer Support Counselling for Bullying Service. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research 7,188-195.

Bishop, S. (2007) “Journeys 2 Children and Young People Talking about Bullying”, qualitative data commissioned by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Bishop, S. & Coxhead, J. (2010) “Early Intervention Really Does Work”, Secondary Education Issue 246 pp 7-9

Bishop. S. (2012) “Advocacy Helpline NYC”, commissioned by the National Youth Advocacy Service. Successfully supported National Lottery Funding application.

Bishop, S. (2014) “Boundaries of Mind and Self”, in Stevens, P. (Ed.) “Understanding our place in the world” (The Open University Press)

Littlemore, S. (2015) Girl Bullying: Do I Look Bothered. Crown House Publishing. Cardiff.

Littlemore, S. (2015) Controlling The Pack with Fear and Threats – The Alpha Female’s Role In Bullying. Teach Primary.

Littlemore, S. (2020) Unexpected Transitions – Young People’s Experience of Lockdown & How School Can Respond. Independent Schools Magazine (May, 2020)

Littlemore, S. (2020) Emotional Regulation Skills to Help Manage Difficult Emotions. Positivepsychology.com

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021