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.
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
Forensic and Criminological Psychology
Aggression, media violence, interpersonal conflict, alcohol
Charles enjoys sports – football and tennis in particular – and getting involved with the research events held at the University of Birmingham.