Dr. Chris Blackmore, BSc, MA, DipCoun, PhD
Senior University Teacher
Mental Health Research Unit
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4DA
Tel:(+44) (0)114 2220848
Fax:(+44) (0)114 2220785
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.
My main research interest is in the role of emotions in online learning, and more generally the impact of the internet on well-being. 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 well-being to enhance and personalize students' learning, and the application of the same principles in analysing therapeutic interactions.
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.
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, well-being and student engagement.
- External Examiner for the Open University and New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, London
- Principal Investigator, Centre for Psychological Services Research (CPSR): “Systematic Review of Group Psychotherapy”, funded by Institute of Group Analysis and Group Analytic Society
- Easton KA, Diggle J, Ruethi-Davis M, Holmes M, Byron-Parker D, Nuttall J & Blackmore C (2017) Qualitative Exploration of the Potential for Adverse Events When Using an Online Peer Support Network for Mental Health: Cross-Sectional Survey. Journal of Medical Internet Research Mental Health, 4(4). View this article in WRRO
- Blackmore C, Tantam D, Parry G & Chambers E (2012) Report on a Systematic Review of the Efficacy and Clinical Effectiveness of Group Analysis and Analytic/Dynamic Group Psychotherapy. Group Analysis, 45(1), 46-69.
- Blackmore C, Tantam D & van Deurzen E (2008) Evaluation of e-learning outcomes: experience from an online psychotherapy education programme. Open Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning, 23(3), 185-201. View this article in WRRO
- Blackmore C, Tantam D & van Deurzen E (2006) The role of the eTutor- Evaluating tutor input in a virtual learning community for psychotherapists and psychologists across Europe. International Journal of Psychotherapy, special edition, 10(2).
- van Deurzen E, Blackmore C & Tantam D (2006) Distance and Intimacy in Internet Psychotherapy Training. International Journal of Psychotherapy, 10(2).
- Blackmore C & Tantam D (2006) Editorial introduction. International Journal of Psychotherapy, 10(2).
- Tantam D, Blackmore C & van Deurzen E (2006) eLearning and traditional “face-to-face” teaching- a comparative evaluation of methods in a psychotherapy training programme. International Journal of Psychotherapy, special edition, Vol. 10, No. 2.. International Journal of Psychotherapy, 10(2).
- Blackmore C, Tantam D & van Deurzen E (2006) The role of the eTutor- Evaluating tutor input in a virtual learning community for psychotherapists and psychologists across Europe. International Journal of Psychotherapy, 10(2).
- 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
- 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
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)
- Blackmore C & Tantam D (2014) Technology, social media and mental health.
- Blackmore C & Tantam D (2009) Computers, the internet and the World Wide Web: an introduction for the e-therapist. Retrieved from http://www.psychiatrycpd.co.uk/learningmodules/computers,theinternetandth.aspx