Dr Chris Blackmore

BSc, MA, DipCoun, PhD, SFHEA

School of Health and Related Research

Senior University Teacher

Chris Blackmore
c.m.blackmore@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0848

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Dr Chris Blackmore
School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
Profile

I joined the University of Sheffield in 2002 to work on the SEPTIMUS project which developed and evaluated online Psychotherapy training resources. Since that time, I have been a tutor and Course Director on the course which became the MSc in Psychotherapy Studies. I have developed a wider interest in online learning, and in particular on the role of emotions in online learning, which was the topic of my doctoral thesis, completed in 2016.

Projects

How can we find out the mood of a city? The #HappySheffield project measures happiness (and 7 other emotional states) by analysing the tweets of twitter users in Sheffield.

Research interests

My main research interest is in the role of emotions in online learning, and more generally the impact of the internet on wellbeing. I have been involved in evaluating the CEP, SEPTIMUS and DEEP projects which have established and developed e-learning Psychotherapy training resources across Europe. Since my doctoral research, I have become interested in the potential of learning analytics and the use of data on wellbeing to enhance and personalize students' learning, and the application of the same principles in analysing therapeutic interactions.

Publications

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Journal articles

Chapters

  • Blackmore C, van Deurzen E & Tantam D (2007) Therapy training online- using the internet to widen access to training in mental health issues In Stickley T & Basset T (Ed.), Teaching and learning about mental health (pp. 337-352). Wiley-Blackwell RIS download Bibtex download
  • Blackmore C, van Deurzen E & Tantam D (2005) E-Learning vs. Traditional Teaching Methods, Encyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies (pp. 174-178). Information Science Reference RIS download Bibtex download
  • Arnold-Baker C, Lamont N, Adams M, Vos J, Blackmore C, Tantam D, Correia E, Strasser A, van Deurzen-Smith S & Lagerström A () Challenges and New Developments in Existential-Phenomenological Therapy, The Wiley World Handbook of Existential Therapy (pp. 214-229). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Richardson JE, Blackmore C & Atkin A (2007) Arguing with Asperger Syndrome. Proceedings of the Sixth Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (pp 1141-1146) RIS download Bibtex download

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All publications

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Blackmore C, van Deurzen E & Tantam D (2007) Therapy training online- using the internet to widen access to training in mental health issues In Stickley T & Basset T (Ed.), Teaching and learning about mental health (pp. 337-352). Wiley-Blackwell RIS download Bibtex download
  • Blackmore C, van Deurzen E & Tantam D (2005) E-Learning vs. Traditional Teaching Methods, Encyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies (pp. 174-178). Information Science Reference RIS download Bibtex download
  • Arnold-Baker C, Lamont N, Adams M, Vos J, Blackmore C, Tantam D, Correia E, Strasser A, van Deurzen-Smith S & Lagerström A () Challenges and New Developments in Existential-Phenomenological Therapy, The Wiley World Handbook of Existential Therapy (pp. 214-229). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Blackmore BS & Blackmore CP (2007) People, robots and systemic decision making. Precision Agriculture 2007 - Papers Presented at the 6th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, ECPA 2007 (pp 433-439) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Richardson JE, Blackmore C & Atkin A (2007) Arguing with Asperger Syndrome. Proceedings of the Sixth Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (pp 1141-1146) RIS download Bibtex download

Reports

  • Blackmore C, Beecroft C, Parry G, Booth A, Tantam D, Chambers E, Simpson E, Roberts E & Saxon D (2009) A Systematic Review of the Efficacy and Clinical Effectiveness of Group Analysis and Analytic/Dynamic Group Psychotherapy RIS download Bibtex download

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Teaching interests

My teaching interest is in the area of Psychotherapy Studies and Mental Health. I have experience in online learning, and of teaching both students and staff how to get the most out of online learning and teaching activity.

Teaching activities

PhD supervision

I am able to act as a second supervisor for PhD students and am interested in supervising research on online learning, textual analysis, transformative learning, wellbeing and student engagement. 

Professional activities
  • Principal Investigator, Centre for Psychological Services Research (CPSR): “Systematic Review of Group Psychotherapy”, funded by Institute of Group Analysis and Group Analytic Society
  • External Examiner for the Open University and New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, London