Dr Tamara Turner-Moore, Senior Lecturer

Dr Tamara Turner-Moore

Senior Lecturer

Tamara is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology. She specialises in research into sexual harm, such as sexual violence, abuse, bullying and harassment. Her research in these areas extends to victim-survivors and perpetrators, as well as adults, young people and children. Tamara’s overarching interest is in informing policy, practice and theory regarding sexual violence and abuse, identifying the forms that sexual violence and abuse take, and what supports and prevents these in individuals, families, communities and societies. Her work also encompasses sex and sexuality, including sexual thoughts and fantasies, and socially stigmatised sexual practices.

Tamara is co-lead of the Genders and Sexualities programme of the Centre for Psychological Research and lead of the Stigmatised Sexualities and Sexual Harm research group. She is also a trustee with the Red Dress Collective and a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. Tamara is a past Executive Board Member of the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abuse.

Tamara joined Leeds Beckett in 2009 and previously worked as an Associate Lecturer at Leeds Trinity University College and in a range of research and teaching assistant positions at the University of Leeds.  She has served in a variety of roles of responsibility in her time with us, including Psychology Postgraduate Research Tutor, Chair of the Psychology Research Ethics Committee, and Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology degree.

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Current Teaching

Tamara has a Postgraduate Certificate in teaching and learning in Higher Education (PGCHE) and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). She has taught at all levels of the BSc (Hons) Psychology course and on the MSc Psychology (Conversion Award). She is Module Leader for the final year elective module Forensic Psychology, which has an emphasis on how social inequalities shape understandings of crime and criminal justice responses.

Tamara also supervises student research at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She is keen to hear from prospective MRes and PhD students in her areas of interest. Her current research students include:

  • Lynsey Fenwick (PhD): The impact of the criminal justice system on men investigated for child sexual exploitation material offences (Director of Studies); match-funded with the Lucy Faithful Foundation
  • Georgie Forshall (PhD): Domestic violence and abuse during pregnancy: Victim-survivors’ experiences and their healthcare needs (Second supervisor)
  • Marion Holloway (PhD): Compulsive sexual behaviour and relationship practices (Director of Studies)
  • Emma Longfellow (PhD): Approaches to the management and treatment of sexual thoughts of children and coercion in adult men (Director of Studies); part-funded by an NHS bursary
  • Francesca Taylor (PhD): Recipient experiences of online sperm donation (Director of Studies)

Research Interests

Tamara’s research interests include: sexual violence, abuse, bullying and harassment; sex and sexuality; intersections with power and social inequalities; research-informed prevention and rethinking and improving society’s responses to sex, sexuality, sexual violence and abuse; interdisciplinarity and methodology, particularly participatory, creative and mixed methods; and collaborating with practitioners and other researchers.

Tamara’s recent and current projects:

  • Addressing Sexual Bullying Across Europe (ASBAE): This project aimed 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 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. This multi-national project was funded by the European Commission and represented a collaboration with Dr Kate Milnes (co-lead) and Professor Brendan Gough at Leeds Beckett University and five NGOs. The findings from the ASBAE project have been discussed in the House of Commons and were included in the Women and Equalities Committee’s Inquiry into Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools.
  • Facilitating Communication on Sexual Topics in Education (F-COSTE): This project aimed to explore how Relationships and Sex Education and communication in schools on sexual bullying and pornography could be improved, particularly using creative methods. Funded by the University’s Research Cluster Award, this multi-disciplinary project involved seven researchers from five Schools within the University (Dr Kate Milnes, co-lead; Dr Kitrina Douglas; Professor David Carless; Dr Jon Tan; Dr Erika Laredo; Andrew Sandham). A number of films were produced as part of the F-COSTE project, including the story of the project and Whirlpool.
  • The Sexual Thoughts Project (STP): The current focus of this project is twofold. Firstly, the sexual thoughts and fantasies of men who are sexually attracted to children but who have not acted on their attraction. This is a collaboration with Professor Mitch Waterman at the University of Leeds and Professor Elizabeth Letourneau at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. This part of the project is jointly funded by Johns Hopkins, Leeds Beckett and the University of Leeds. Secondly, the relationship between men’s sexual thoughts of coercing adults and their sexual perpetration and victimisation experiences. This part of the project is being undertaken by a DClin student at the University of Leeds, under the supervision of Professor Mitch Waterman and Tamara Turner-Moore. As a result of her earlier work on sexual thoughts, Tamara advised the Ministry of Justice on the redevelopment of their interventions for men convicted for sexual offences.
Dr Tamara Turner-Moore, Senior Lecturer

Selected Outputs

  • Holloway M; Turner-Moore T; Milnes K (2020) More than 'resilience': A scoping review of societal and institutional risk and protective factors for student mental ill-health in the UK.

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  • Milnes K; Turner-Moore T; Gough B; Denison J; Gatere L; Haslam C; Videva D; Zajsek T; Zoppi I (2015) Sexual bullying in young people across five European countries: Research report for the Addressing Sexual Bullying Across Europe (ASBAE) project.

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  • Milnes K; Turner-Moore T; Gough B; Denison J; Gatere L; Haslam C; Videva D; Zajsek T; Zoppi I (2015) Sexual bullying in young people across five European countries: Summary research report for the Addressing Sexual Bullying Across Europe (ASBAE) project.

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  • Forshall G; Turner-Moore T; Jones G (2019) Methodological approaches to supporting recipients of donor sperm in sharing their stories of ‘morally challenging behaviour’ within online sperm donation. In: Progressive Connexions 2nd Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference on Sexual and Gendered Violence., Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Jones S; Milnes K; Turner-Moore T (2019) Constructions of young people in sexual consent campaigns: A Foucauldian discourse analysis. In: Psychology of Women and Equalities Section Annual Conference, Windsor, UK.

  • Milnes K; Turner-Moore T; Laredo E; Tan J (2019) Trying to be everything to everyone: The challenges of responding to sexual bullying and sexual harassment within schools. In: BPS Psychology of Women and Equalities Section Annual Conference., Windsor, UK.

  • Jones S; Milnes K; Turner-Moore T (2019) Using creative methods to discuss a discourse analysis of sexual consent campaigns with young people. In: Collaboration, Creativity and Complexities: Developing networks and practices of co-production with children and young people, Manchester, UK.

  • Turner-Moore T; Milnes K (2018) Sexual bullying in young people. In: The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation Inaugural Conference, 12 November 2018, London.

  • Smith L; Kolokotroni KZ; Turner-Moore T (2018) A Mixed-Methods Exploration of Sober, Alcohol and Drug-Involved Sexual Experiences: Wantedness, Willingness and Sexual Consent Practises. In: NOTA International Conference, 2018, 19 September 2018 - 21 September 2018, Glasgow.

  • McCartan K; Turner-Moore T (2018) Prevention & me: Preventing sexual abuse in my everyday life and including it in my practice. In: NOTA International Conference, Glasgow.

  • Milnes K; Turner-Moore T (2018) Why bullying definitions matter and why intent, repetition and directness might be ‘red herrings’. In: BPS Psychology of Women and Equalities Section Annual Conference, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor.

  • Milnes K; Turner-Moore T (2017) ‘Boys will be boys’ so ‘man up’ and ‘get on the banter bus’: Gendered assumptions and the normalisation of sexual bullying and sexual harassment. In: BPS Psychology of Women Section 30th Anniversary Annual Conference, 12 July 2017 - 14 July 2017, Windsor.

  • Douglas K; Carless D; Milnes K; Turner-Moore T; Tan J; Laredo E (2017) Autoethnographies and new technologies of representation: An example from F-COSTE, a funded project exploring bullying and sexual topics in education. In: International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois.

  • Turner-Moore T; Milnes K (2016) Sexual bullying among young people: Findings from a two-year European project. In: Contemporary Issues affecting Young People: A Masterclass, 8 November 2016 - 9 November 2016, Basis Yorkshire, Leeds.

  • Turner-Moore T; Milnes K (2015) Gendered understandings and experiences of sexual bullying in young people. In: Violence: Children, Family, Society Conference, 24 June 2015 - 26 June 2015, University of Northampton.

  • Milnes K; Turner-Moore T (2015) Problematising young people’s individualistic and interpersonal explanations for sexual bullying. In: Violence: Children, Family, Society Conference, 24 June 2015 - 26 June 2015, University of Northampton.

  • Turner-Moore T; Waterman M (2015) Sexual offenders' sexual thoughts and fantasies and their links with sexual offending. In: NSPCC Sexual Abuse Theme Conference, 10 June 2015 - 11 June 2015, Leicester.

  • Turner-Moore T; Waterman M (2015) "They fear that they're gonna be viewed as a massive deviant fantasy and a penis": Research on sexual offenders' sexual thoughts and practitioners' reflections on the implications for treatment. In: NOTA Scotland, 24 March 2015 - 25 March 2015, Stirling, Scotland.

  • Turner-Moore T; Waterman M; Erooga M (2015) Exploring treatment practices for sexual offenders' sexual thoughts and the practice implications of further findings from the Sexual Thoughts Project. In: NOTA Scotland, 24 March 2015 - 25 March 2015, Stirling, Scotland.

  • Turner-Moore T; Waterman MG (2013) Adult men's typical and atypical sexual thoughts and relationships with sexual offending. In: BPS Annual Conference 2013, 9 April 2013 - 11 April 2013, Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate, UK.

  • Turner-Moore T; Waterman M; Briggs D (2013) Contextualising sexual offenders' sexual thoughts and fantasies: Exploring the nexus between research and practice. In: Annual Conference of the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA)., Cardiff, UK.

  • Turner-Moore T; Waterman M; Briggs D (2013) Efforts in the UK regarding sexual offenders' sexual thoughts: Connecting research with policy, prevention and practice. In: 32nd Annual Research and Treatment Conference of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)., Chicago, USA.

  • Turner-Moore T; Waterman M (2013) From sexual thoughts to sexual offences. In: Preventing the Sexual Abuse of Children, Council of Europe, Madrid, Spain.

  • Turner-Moore T; Waterman M (2013) Making a difference: Connecting research and practice in the Sexual Thoughts Project. In: Annual Conference of the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA)., Cardiff, UK.

  • Turner-Moore T; Waterman M (2012) The sexual thoughts reported by sexual offenders: Implications for management and treatment. In: National Offender Management Service, London, UK.

  • Turner-Moore T; Waterman M (2011) A closer look at sexual thoughts. In: The 30th Annual Research and Treatment Conference of the Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), 2 November 2011 - 5 November 2011, Toronto, Canada.

  • Turner-Moore T; Milnes K (2016) Written submission (SVS0017) from the ASBAE project to the Women and Equalities Committee’s inquiry into sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools.

  • Milnes K; Turner-Moore T; Zoppi I; Secchi F; Denison J; Gatere L; Gough B; Haslam C; Taneva T; Zajsek T (2015) Awareness, Co-operation, Tackling to stop sexual bullying: An empowerment pack for young people and the people working with them (The ACT Pack).

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  • Turner-Moore T; Fozard T; Hardman M (2013) Case study 16: Psychology Professionals’ workshop. In: Reddy P; Lantz C; Hulme J ed. Employability in Psychology: A guide for departments. York, UK: The Higher Education Academy, pp. 90-91.

  • Wilson J; Smith L; Taylor F; Turner-Moore T (2020) Shame, stigma, sex and how we do research.

  • Taylor F; Turner-Moore T; Forshall G; Jones G (2019) Review protocol: A systematic review of published research and grey literature on the characteristics, views and experiences of donors and recipients who use online sperm donation platforms.

  • Gatere L; Milnes K; Turner-Moore T (2015) Pre-training manual for professionals who plan to attend the ‘ACT pack’ training in Latvia.