Dr Christopher Cockshott

Lecturer in Psychology

Email address: c.cockshott@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 8943 Location: MC322 Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Sport and Human Science Areas of expertise: Unemployment and Mental Health, Student Well-being, Qualitative research methods, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA)

About

Christopher’sbackground is in Occupational Psychology, in which he has completed an MSc from the University of Sheffield’s Institute of Work Psychology (IWP) and an MPhil from Nottingham Trent University.He has recently completed his PhD in Occupational Psychology at the University of Liverpool in 2015, which investigated the lived experiences of unemployed university graduates with common mental health issues.

Research interests

Christopher’s current research interests revolve around the two main areas of (i) worklessness, unemployment, underemployment and mental health, and (ii) student mental health, readiness to work and employability. He is also interested in a range of research methods and methodological issues, including interview / questionnaire design, scale development and validation, and qualitative methods, especially Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA).

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Psychology ;

MSc Occupational Psychology;

MPhil Occupational Psychology;

PhD Occupational Psychology

Publications

Cockshott, C. J., Gabbay, M. B., Kiemle, G., & Byrne, P. (2017). “Back to Square One”: The Experience of Straddling Adolescence and Adulthood in Unemployed UK University Graduates with Common Mental Health Issues: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Emerging Adulthood. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/2167696817731984

Cockshott, C. J., Gabbay, M. B., Kiemle, G., & Byrne, P. A Fall from Grace: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Unemployment in UK University Graduates with Common Mental Health Issues. Submitted to Counselling Psychology Quarterly.

Cockshott, C. J., Gabbay, M. B., Kiemle, G., & Byrne, P. (In prep.). “I Just Hope this isn’t the End”: Barriers to Work for Unemployed UK University Graduates with Common Mental Health Issues: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.