UK Observatory for the Promotion of Non-Violence - Working with Children and Young People

Name: Ian Rivers

Role: Database Co-ordinator


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Research interests:

Bullying and victimization in secondary schools, lesbian, gay and bisexual issues, homophobia.

Selected papers & publications:

Carragher, D.J. & Rivers, I. (2002). Trying to hide: a cross national study of growing up for non-identified gay and bisexual male youth. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 7 (3), 463-480.

Read, P., Monsen, J. & Rivers, I. (in press). Psychology’s contribution to managing bullying in schools. Educational Psychology in Practice.

Rivers, I. (2001). The bullying of sexual minorities at school: its nature and long-term correlates. Educational and Child Psychology, 18 (1), 33-46.

Rivers, I. (2002). Growing up at school for lesbian, gay and bisexual students: A UK perspective. In V. Sunnari, J. Kangasvuo & M. Heikkinen (Eds.) Gendered and Sexualised Violence in Educational Environments. Oulo: University of Oulo Press (Femina Borealis 6), pp. 231-242.

Rivers, I. (2003). Building safer schools for lesbian and gay youths. In P. A. Bartolo & M. G. Borg (Eds.) Homosexuality: Challenging the Stigma. Luqa [Malta]: Agenda, pp. 29-48.

Rivers, I. (in press). Recollections of homophobia at school and their long-term implications for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals. Crisis: Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention.

Rivers, I. & Carragher, D.J. (2003). Social-developmental factors affecting lesbian and gay youth: A review of cross-national research findings. Children and Society, 17(5), 374-385.

Rivers, I & Cowie, H.A. (in press). Bullying and homophobia at school: A perspective on factors affecting resilience and recovery. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education.

Rivers, I. & D'Augelli, A.R. (2001). The victimization of lesbian, gay and bisexual youths: implications for intervention. In A.R. D'Augelli & C.J. Patterson (Eds.) Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Identities and Youth: Psychological Perspectives. New York, NY: Oxford University Press: 199-223.

Rivers, I. & Duncan, N. (2002). Understanding homophobic bullying in schools: Building a safe educational environment for all pupils. Youth and Policy, 75 (Spring), 30-41.

Ryan, C. & Rivers, I. (2003). Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth: victimisation and its correlates in the USA and UK. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 5(2), 103-119.

Current experience:

Co-ordinator, Social Inclusion and Diversity Research Unit, York St John College

Professor of Applied Psychology, York St John College

Updated: 17-Jul-2006

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