Research Fellow’s paper on the effective components of anti-bullying programmes published in the Journal of School Psychology

A paper co-written by Dr Hannah Gaffney, a Clare Hall Research Fellow, has been published in the Journal of School Psychology.

Dr Gaffney is a member of the Violence Research Centre at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge. She was awarded her PhD in Criminology in 2020 from the University of Cambridge. Her doctoral research concerned ‘what works’ in school- and cyber-bullying intervention and prevention programmes; it demonstrates that school programmes can be implemented to reduce bullying amongst youth, and that the effectiveness varies according to specific features of intervention programmes and evaluation methodologies.

Last year Dr Gaffney was appointed the Betty Behrens Research Fellow at Clare Hall, where her work will focus on examining ways in which violence (particularly sexual violence, intimate partner violence and hate-related violence) can be prevented using sexual and relationship education programmes in schools.

The paper, titled What works in anti-bullying programmes? Analysis of effective intervention components, is open access until 15th March, and you can read it at

You can also find other recent publications by Dr Gaffney here on the Clare Hall website:

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