Charles Phillips

Charles Phillips

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Charles is currently undertaking a PhD looking at the short term effects of media violence on aggressive thoughts and feelings. He is also interested in how personality traits moderate the effects of violent stimuli and how ingroup vs outgroup conflict is affected when viewing a violent scene.


  • University of Kent – 2:1 – Psychology BSc
  • University of Kingston – Merit – Psychology MRes


Charles completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Kent in 2011 before finishing a Masters in Research at the University of Kingston in 2013. His research at the University of Kingston focused on the effects of alcohol on aggression after viewing video clips containing hostile situations. 

Charles will begin teaching statistics in September and hopes to stay in academia when his PhD finishes.

Doctoral research

PhD title

A study investigating the short term effects of media violence on aggression and how personality traits affect thoughts and behaviours after viewing violent stimuli


Dr Louise Dixon and Dr Ian Mitchell


Research groups

Forensic and Criminological Psychology

Research interests

Aggression, media violence, interpersonal conflict, alcohol

Other activities

Charles enjoys sports – football and tennis in particular – and getting involved with the research events held at the University of Birmingham.