Academic and research departmentsSchool of Psychology, Social Emotions and Equality in Relations (SEER) research group, Clinical Intervention and Practice Research Group.
My research project
A qualitative study exploring social climate and interpersonal relationships with staff and patients with borderline personality disorder in forensic settings
This research will comprise two empirical studies, whereby semi-structured interviews will be conducted with staff and patients with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) across several UK forensic wards. These interviews will explore staff and patients staff and patients perceptions of social climate, with a particular focus on their experiences of interpersonal relationships on the ward.
A thematic analysis approach will be used to analyse the data gathered from participants. Findings from this research will raise awareness about how interpersonal difficulties experienced by patients with BPD may influence social climate on forensic inpatient wards.