Dr Tamara Turner-Moore
About Dr Tamara Turner-Moore
Dr Turner-Moore is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology in the School of Social Sciences. She completed her PhD in Forensic Psychology at the University of Leeds. Her research primarily focuses on understanding and preventing sexual violence and abuse against adults, young people and children.
Dr Turner-Moore has worked as an Associate Lecturer for Leeds Trinity University College, as a market researcher, and in a variety of teaching assistant and research assistant positions at the University of Leeds.
In 2009, she joined our University as a Lecturer, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011. She is passionate about research and teaching. Dr Turner-Moore was nominated for the University's Inspiring Lecturer of the Year award in 2010 and shortlisted in 2011, shortlisted for Researcher of the Year, along with Dr Kate Milnes, in 2014, and nominated for Fantastic Feedback by the student cohort for the University's Golden Robe Awards in 2015. She has served as the founder and co-ordinator for the Centre for Applied Social Research's Early Career Researcher Forum, as Research Ethics Co-ordinator for Psychology, and Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology degree.
Dr Turner-Moore is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Division of Forensic Psychology.
Dr Turner-Moore has taught at all levels of the BSc (Hons) Psychology course and on the MSc Psychology (Conversion Award). Her teaching includes Psychological Research and Statistics, Psychological Research and Analysis, Forensic Psychology, Real World Psychology and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation projects, as well as PhD students.
Dr Turner-Moore has a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Currently, Dr Turner-Moore's main projects are the Sexual Thoughts Project (STP) and the Addressing Sexual Bullying Across Europe (ASBAE) project.
The STP is a detailed survey of men's sexual thoughts, which aims to further our understanding of if and how sexual thoughts are related to sex offending behaviours. The STP includes international data from over 6000 men and is an ongoing collaboration with Dr Mitch Waterman at the University of Leeds.
The ASBAE project aims to explore young people’s (13-18) awareness and experiences of sexual bullying across five European countries and to develop a peer-led interactive workshop programme to help young people to recognise and address sexual bullying, including sexual harassment and coercion, bullying related to a person's sexual identity or expression, and transphobic bullying. It is a multi-national project funded by the European Commission and represents a collaboration with Dr Kate Milnes and Professor Brendan Gough at Leeds Beckett University and five NGOs. Drs Turner-Moore and Milnes have also worked with a group of Psychology students to adapt the ASBAE resource for students in higher education.
Dr Turner-Moore is a member of the Prevention Committee and Chair of the Members' Services Committee for the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA) and a research member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA).