Jane Clarbour
Senior Lecturer

Profile

Biography

  • Open University
    BSc
  • University of York
    PhD

My primary research interest focuses on the relationship between personality and emotional behaviour.  This research has suggested developmental trends in emotional behaviour that centres on levels of social anxiety and aggressive tendencies and is exhibited as internalizing and externalising behaviours.  I have investigated this experimentally and in prison settings using samples of adult and young offenders in relation to behavioural functioning.  Other research has included the investigation of self-harm in prison samples.   More generally, my research has ranged from scale construction and the evaluation of psychometric measures to the investigation of sexual preference in child sex offenders, and psychopathic tendency in the wider population.  

Departmental roles

Departmental administrative posts (Current)

  • Director of MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology and Msc in Forensic Psychology Studies (September 2015 to current)
  • Admissions Officer – MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology (2003 to current)
  • Female Contact Person, Harassment (October 2000 to current)

Departmental administrative posts (Historic)

  • Acting Director of MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology (2007 to 2008)
  • Chair of Board of Examinations - MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology (2003 to 2005)
  • Secretary of Board of Examinations (2005 to 2007)

University roles

University administrative and support posts (Current)

  • University Court, August 2013 to July 2016)
  • Senior College Fellow, July 2015 to current

University administrative and support posts (Historic)

  • Senate (Committee Member: July 2005 to July 2015)
  • Provost, Goodricke College (July 2004 to July 2015)
  • Dean, Goodricke College (July 1999 to July 2004)
  • University Mental Health Group (Committee Member: 2004 to 2009)
  • Heslington East Hub Management Group (Member: August 2010 to July 2015)
  • Harassment Advisor(2000 to September 2014)
  • Special Cases Committee (Committee Member: July 2003 to 30 Sept 2011)
  • Goodricke College Council (Chair: 2004 to July 2015)
  • University Student Support Forum (Member 2006 to June 2011)
  • Standing Committee on Harassment (Committee Member: July 2003 to July 2007, re-elected to July 2010)
  • Heslington East College Steering Group (Committee member: June 2007 to October 2010)
  • Heslington East College Project Working Group (Chair: June 2007 to October 2010)
  • Heslington East Hub Project Working Group (Member: August 2007 to August 2010)
  • Smoke-Free Sub-Committee (Committee member: 2006 to 2007)
  • Board for Graduate Schools (Committee member: August 2008 to November 2009)
  • Hull-York Medical School (HYMS) Joint Teaching and Learning Committee (member: November 2008 to November 2009)

Research

Overview

  • Psychometrics and the relationship between personality and emotional behaviour (aggression, anxiety, empathy, impulsivity, resilence, self-esteem)
  • Internalising and externalising disorders (impulse control; emotion control) 
  • Forensic psychology (juvenile delinquency, antisocial behaviour; psychopathy)
  • Scale construction

Research group(s)

Forensic, Personality and Social Psychology, Mental Health

Grants

  • Probation Services (£11,872)
    Centre for Criminal Justice Economics Psychology (2002)
  • Probation Services (£ 9,772)
    Centre for Criminal Justice Economics Psychology (2002)
  • Home Office. RDS/03/166. (£540,933)
    Evaluation of HM Prison Service Accredited Cognitive Skills Programmes Treatment Change Project. (2004)

Collaborators

  • Prof. Rainer Banse
    Institut fuer Psychologie, Universitaet Bonn, Germany
  • Prof. Sultan Barakat 
    Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit, University of York
  • Dr. Peter Bull
    Department of Psychology, University of York
  • Prof. Cynthia McDougall O.B.E
    Department of Psychology, University of York
  • Dr. Derek Roger
    Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Dr. Kelly Rayner
    Department of Psychology, University of York
  • Prof. Cynthia McDougall O.B.E
    Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Supervision

  • Ourania Marandos
    Funded by London Probation Services (PhD entitled 'The development of a psychometric scale for the assessment of emotional vulnerability in victims of crime.' Completed 2005).
  • Gemma Warren
    Departmental Studentship (PhD entitled 'The relationship between psychopathy and indirect aggression in a community sample.' Completed 2009.  Winner of BPS Junior Award 2008).
  • Nazar Soomro
    Funded by the Higher Education Council of Pakistan (PhD entitled 'Externalising and Internalising behaviour problems in Pakistani adolescents.' Completed 2010).
  • Rana Tayara
    Self-funded (PhD entitled 'Adolescents' wellbeing in Lebanon: A psychometric study of and reflections upon young people's experience of the trauma of war.' Completed 2011).
  • Rachel Gibson (nee Monahan)
    Funded by HM Prison Service (Part-time PhD; general topic area of the role of resilience in adolescent offenders' adjustment to custody. Completed 2017).

Publications

Selected publications

  • Banse, R., Schmidt, A. F., & Clarbour, J. (2010).  Measures of Sexual Interest in Child Sex offenders:  A Multi-Method Approach. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 37, 3, 319 - 335.
  • Clarbour, J., & Roger, D. (2004). The construction and validation of a new scale for measuring emotional response style in adolescence. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 45:3, 496-509.
  • Clarbour, J., Monaghan, R., Miles, J. & Roger, D. (2009). Individual Differences in Young Offender Emotional Behaviour. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 14, 227 - 240.
  • Gibson, R., & Clarbour, J. (In press). Factorial structure of the Resiliency Scale for Children and Adolescents (RSCA) among incarcerated adolescent offenders.  Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice. 
  • Harris, R., Moore, S., Clarbour, J., & McDougall, C. (2002:Dec).  Women offenders: Personality and biases in thought.  Probation Journal. 49, (4), 315 - 317. 
  • Howard, R., Phipps, E., Clarbour, J., & Rayner, K. (2015). “I’d trust them if they understood learning disabilities”. Support Needs of People with Learning Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System". Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behavior, 6, (1), 4-14.
  • McDougall, C., Perry, A. E., Clarbour, J., Bowles, R., & Worthy, G. (2009). Evaluation of HM Prison Sevice Enhanced Thinking Skills Programme: Report on the outcomes from a randomised controlled trial. Ministry of Justice Research Series 3/09, (March 2009). Ministry of Justice.
  • McDougall, C., Clarbour, J., Perry, A. E., & Bowles, R. A. (2009). Evaluation of HM Prison Service Enhanced Thinking Skills Programme: Report on the Implementation of a Randomised Controlled Trial. Ministry of Justice Research Series 4/09. (March, 2009). Ministry of Justice.
  • McKinlay, A., Grace, R. C.,  McLellan, T., Roger, D., Clarbour, J., Macfarlane, M. R. (2014). Predicting Adult Offending Behavior for Individuals Who Experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury During Childhood. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation29 (6):507-13. doi: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000000.PMID: 24263174
  • Moore, S., Harris, R., McDougall, C., & Clarbour, J. (2003). Male and Female Reasoning Biases and Offending Behaviour.  Journal of Criminal Justice, 31,497 - 509.
  • Warren, G., & Clarbour, J. (2009). The relationship between psychopathy and indirect aggression use in a non-criminal population. Aggressive Behavior, 35, 1 - 14

Full publications list

Conference presentations

  • Banse, R., & Clarbour, J. (2006). Indirect Assessment of Sexual Preference in Child Molesters. Paper presented at 13th European Conference on Personality (ECP 13), Athens, Greece. July 2006.
  • Banse, R., & Clarbour, J. (2007). Indirect Assessment of Sexual Preference in Child Molesters: Viewing Time Outperforms IAT.  Paper presented to the Biennial Meeting of hte International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID).  Giessen, July 2007.
  • Banse, R., Clarbour, J., & Schmidt, A. F. (2007).  Indirect Assessment of Sexual Preference in Child Molesters:  IAT versus Viewing Time.  Paper presented to the 9th European Conference on Psychological Assessment (9th ECPA).  Thessaloniki, Greece. May 2007.
  • Cheshire, A., & Clarbour, J. (2002) Coping Styles in chronic fatigue syndrome: A preliminary questionnaire construction exercise. Proceedings of paper presented at the annual conference of the British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology, Sheffield Hallam University & University of Sheffield, September 2002.
  • Clarbour, J. (2004). Assessing propensity to self-harm in a female prison population. Paper presented to the VII European Conference on Psychological Assessment (EAPA), Malaga, Spain, April, 2004.
  • Clarbour, J. (2007). Measurement of Motivation and Completion of the ‘Think First’ Training Programme in a Community-Based sample of Offenders. Paper presented at the 9th European Conference on Psychological Assessment. Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. May 2007.
  • Clarbour, J., McDougall, C., & Perry, A. (2006) Overcoming problems associated with the utilisation of RCTs in forensic settings. Paper presented at 1st Annual Conference of Randomised Controlled Trials in the Social Sciences: challenges and Prospects (RCTSS 1), University of York, September 2006.
  • Clarbour, J., & Banse, R. (2006). The association between aggressiveness and social desirability: Artefact or genuine? Paper presented at the 53rd Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section, September 2006.
  • Clarbour, J., & Banse, R. (2006). New developments in using indirect measurement methods for sex offenders: Reliability, validity and practical usefulness. Symposium presented to The 16th Conference of The European Association of Psychology & Law (EAPL). Liverpool, June 2006.
  • Clarbour, J, Harris, R., Moore, S., & McDougall, C. (2003). Gender differences in emotional style between offender and non-offender samples. Paper presented to the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS), The Roney Palace Beach Resort, Miami Beach, Florida, April 2003.
  • Clarbour, J., & Monaghan, R. (2005). An investigation of the emotional response style and adjustment to prison for incarcerated male juvenile offenders in the UK. (ECP9), Granada, Spain, July 2005.
  • Clarbour, J., & Roger, D. (1999). The role of Social Anxiety, Malevolent Aggression, and Social Self-esteem in adolescent emotional behaviour. Paper presented at the annual conference of the British Psychological Society Division of Developmental Psychology, Nottingham University, September 1999.
  • Clarbour, J., & Roger, D. (1999). The role of adolescent emotional behaviour in juvenile delinquency. Paper presented at the annual conference of the British Psychological Society Division of Forensic Psychology, Cambridge University, September 1999.
  • Clarbour, J., & Roger, D. (2000). The assessment of adolescent social and emotional behaviour. Proceedings of paper presented at the annual conference of the British Psychological Society Division of Social Psychology, Lancaster University, September 1999.
  • Clarbour, J., & Roger, D. (2001). Young Offender Emotional Behaviour: An Exploratory Study. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference, University of Birmingham, April 2001.
  • Clarbour, J., & Roger, D. (2002). The role of a three-factor structure of emotional style in adolescent behavioural functioning. Poster presented to the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD), Ottowa, Canada, August 2002.
  • Clarbour, J., & Roger, D. (2002). Does social anxiety mediate malevolent aggression in violent offenders? Paper presented to the International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA), Montreal, Canada, July 2002.
  • Clarbour, J., & Roger, D. (2002). A psychometric study of young offender emotional behaviour: Validating a three-factor model of emotional style. In B. Rammstedt and R. Riemann (Eds.), 11th European Conference on Personality, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena, 21.7 – 25.7.2002.
  • Clarbour, J., & Roger, D. (2002). The relationship between emotional style and offending: Social anxiety as a moderator variable in offending behaviour. Paper presented to the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS), The Department of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Munich, March 2002.
  • Clarbour, J., & Roger, D. (2003). A psychometric analysis of emotional style in adolescent behavioural functioning. Poster presented to the European Society for Developmental Psychology, Milan, Italy, August, 2003.
  • McKeown, A., & Clarbour, J. (2009). Attachment coping and suicidal behaviour.  Paper presented at the British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference, June 2009.
  • Schmidt, A.F., Banse, R. & Clarbour, J. (2008) Indirect Assessment of Sexual Preference in Child Molesters: Viewing Time outperforms IAT. Symposium paper presented to the 27th Annual Research and Treatment Conference for The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), Atlanta, USA. October 2008.
  • Soomro, N., & Clarbour, J. (2009). Emotional and Behavioural Problems of Pakistani Adoescents', one-day conference on 'A  Meeting of Disciplines', University of York, July, 2009.
  • Soomro, N., & Clarbour, J. (2009). Implications of a new scale for measuring Emotional and Behavioural problems in Pakistani adolescents, British Journal of Educational Psychology (BJEP) Conference: Current Trends in Psychology and anti-social behaviour in schools, University of Greenwich, London. September 2009.
  • Soomro, N., & Clarbour, J. (2009). Emotional and behavioural problems of Pakistani adolescents .  Published in the Proceedings of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Clinical  Psychology Annual Conference, London.  December 2009.
  • Soomro, N., & Clarbour, J. (2010). Internalising and Externalising Behaviour Problems in Pakistani Adoescents.  Paper presented to the 15th International A.P.P.A.C Conference 'Neuropsychiatric, Psychological and Social Sciences Today, Athens, Greece.  May 2010. 
  • Soomro, N., & Clarbour, J. (2011).  Emotional Style:  A comparative study of British and Pakistani Adoescents.  Paper presented tot he International Association for Cross Cultural Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey.  June 2011.
  • Soomro, N., & Clarbour, J. (2011). Emotional Style and Internalising and Externalising Behaviour Problems in Adoescents.  Paper presented to the 12th European Congress of Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey.  July 2011.
  • Soomro, N., & Clarbour, J. (2011).  A comparision of emotional style in clinical and community samples of adoescents.  Paper presented to the Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology.  Nassau.  November 2011.
  • Tang, F. W., & Clarbour, J. (2009). Mental Health Diagnoses of Offenders:  Effect of gender stereotypes and offence type.  Poster presented to the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference.  June 2009.
  • Warren, G., & Clarbour, J. (2008, July). The effect of psychopathic traits on the use of direct and indirect forms of aggression. Paper presented at the ISRA XVIIII. World Meeting, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Warren, G., & Clarbour, J. (2008, July). Gender moderation of the relationship between psychopathy and the use of direct and indirect aggression. Paper presented at the 18th Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law, Maastrict, Netherlands.
  • Warren, G., & Clarbour, J. (2008, June). Psychopathy and indirect aggression: the mediating effect of empathy. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society: Division of Forensic Psychology Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Manuscripts

  • Clarbour, J. (2001). Adolescent Emotional Behaviour: A psychometric and experimental Study. Unpublished PhD manuscript, University of York.

Teaching

Undergraduate

I currently teach 1st year undergraduate students

  • Introduction to Social, Personality and Abnormal Psychology

Postgraduate

I currently teach MSc students on the following taught postgraduate Masters modules:

  • Forensic Mental Health
  • Issues and Methods in Applied Research
  • Empirical Research Project

External activities

Memberships

  • British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Associate Fellow; Chartered Psychologist
  • European Association of Psychology and Law
    Member
  • Health Professions Council (HPC) 
    Forensic Psychologist
  • The International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services
    Member
  • The International Society for Research on Aggression
    Member
  • The International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders
    Member

Editorial duties

  • Forensic Update
    Editorial team member

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Contact details

Dr Jane Clarbour
Senior Lecturer
Department of Psychology
Room PS/A101

Tel: 01904 323168