Research projects / publications

Here is a list of externally funded research projects and recent publication of the counselling staff in the School of Psychology at The Open University (to be completed)

Research projects

Funded through an ESRC Impact Acceleration Award Naomi Moller and Andreas Vossler have worked with Tavistock Relationships and other couple counselling organisations in the UK to develop a programme of knowledge exchange activities about internet infidelity. Their research on internet infidelity also features in core psychology teaching and in an OpenLearn video drama I-Spy: Internet infidelity and its impact on couple relationships.



Barker, M.-J. (2018). The Psychology of Sex. The Psychology of Everything. Routledge.

Barker, M.-J.; Gill, R. & Harvey, L. (2018). Mediated intimacy: Sex advice in media culture.Sexualities (Early Access).

Braun, V., Clarke, V., Hayfield, N., Moller, N., & Tischner, I. (2018). Qualitative Story Completion: A method with exciting promise. In P. Liamputtong (ed). Innovative Research Methods in Health Social Sciences. Research Methods in Health Social Sciences (3). Singapore: Springer, (In press).

Braun, V., Clarke, V., Hayfield, N., Frith, H., Malson, H., Moller, N. & Shah-Beckley, I. (2018). Qualitative story completion: possibilities and potential pitfalls. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 1–20.

Hancock, J. & Barker, M.-J. (2018). The use of porn in sex and relationships education. Porn Studies, 5(1) pp. 97–103.

Iantaffi, A. & Barker, M.-J.  (2018). How to Understand Your Gender: A Practical Guide for Exploring Who You Are. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Jones, D.W. (2018). Terror Violence and the Public Sphere. In: J. Adlam, T. Kluttig & B. Lee (eds.), Violent States and Creative States, Volume 1. London: Jessica Kingsley, pp. 147–159.

Kaposi, D. (2018). Hope and dread in representing Palestine-Israel: a case study of editorials in the British broadsheets. Critical Discourse Studies (Early Access).

Price, H., Jones, D., Herd, J. & Sampson, A. (2018). Between love and behaviour management: the psychodynamic reflective milieu at the Mulberry Bush School. Journal of Social Work Practice (In Press).

Tasker, F., Gubello, A., Clarke, V., Moller, N., Nahman, M. & Willcox, R. (2018). Receiving, or ‘Adopting’, Donated Embryos to Have Children: Parents Narrate and Draw Kinship Boundaries. Geneaology, 2(3) (Early Access).

Tasker, F., Moller, N., Clarke, V. & Hayfield, N. (2018). [Special Issue Editorial] New Frontiers of Family: LGBTQ People Pushing Back the Boundaries of Family. Journal of Family Issues, 39(18),4127–4132.

Vossler, A. & Seckinger, M. (2018). Erziehungsberatung im Angebots- und Anforderungsprofil: Vielfalt aktueller und potentieller Tätigkeitsfelder, Angebote und Leistungen (2018). In M. Sawatzki & S. Rietmann (eds.), Zukunft der Beratung – Von der Verhaltens- zur Verhältnisorientierung? (pp. 165-184). berlin: Springer.