Dr Kalum Bodfield

School of Education

Dr Kalum Bodfield is a senior lecturer in the School of Education at Liverpool John Moores University. He lectures across a variety of modules including mental health and wellbeing and working therapeutically within early childhood. Kalum is recognised as a Chartered Psychologist in the British Psychological Society.

Areas of interest include adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), emotional regulation, self-concept, neurodiversity, trauma-informed education and social comparison.

Kalum's PhD explored the relations between neurodevelopmental behaviours, attachment, student self-concept and teacher feedback. The findings demonstrated a clear relation between attachment characteristics, neurodevelopmental behaviours and the self-concept with evidence suggesting that teacher feedback was fundamental in the establishment of these relations.


2022, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD
2016, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom, MSc
2015, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons)

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Liverpool John Moores University, 2022 - present
Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Education, Liverpool John Moores University, 2016 - 2022


Bodfield K. 2022. The Relations between ADHD Behaviours, Social and Communication Traits of Autism, Attachment Characteristics, Teacher Perception and Management of Student Behaviour and the Self-Concept in Adolescents Putwain D, Carey PHIL, Rowley AVRIL. Public Url

Journal article

Bodfield K, Putwain DW, Carey P, Rowley A. 2020. A Construct Validation and Extension of the Adolescent Attachment Questionnaire (AAQ) Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 37 :3070-3082 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Conference publication

Tracy F, McLain M, Garden A, Bodfield K. The Self-Determination of Teachers Post COVID-19 Pandemic British Educational Research Association Conference

Conference presentation:

The Relations between ADHD Behaviours, Social and Communication Traits of Autism, Attachment Characteristics and the Student Self-Concept, Psychology of Education Section Conference, Liverpool, Oral presentation. 2023

Self-Determination and Wellbeing of Teachers During Post-Pandemic Recovery, BERA Conference 2023, Birmingham, Aston University, Oral presentation. 2023

Membership of professional bodies:

CPsychol, British Psychological Society.

Member, British Educational Research Association (BERA).