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Qualifications

BSc (Hons) University of Glamorgan; PhD University of South Wales

About

Dan completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Glamorgan in 2008 and since then has worked at the University as a lecturer and researcher in Psychology. In 2014 he received a PhD for his thesis entitled “’Let’s Stick Together’ Social Identity, Music Fans & Group Membership”.

His research interests centre around the real life applications of social psychology with a specific focus on health, technology and the impact of group membership.

Responsibilities

Dan is the course leader for the BSc Psychology award and his main teaching responsibilities focus on social psychology and research methods.

Publications

Papers
Bowers, D., Morgan, K., Abbott, L. R., Fishleigh, L., Cousens, A., & Taylor, R. (2019 – Under Review) Explaining adherence to clinically prescribed seating functions: A psychological perspective

Taylor. R, Abbott, L. R., Morgan, K. & Bowers, D. (2019) A Psychologist’s Journey into Occupational Therapy. Posture & Mobility Group Journal (Online).

Reports
Bowers, D., Morgan, K., Taylor, R. & Abbott, L. R (2018) Posture and pressure management: social psychological explanations for compliance with use of clinically prescribed seating functions. Posture and Mobility Group.

Conferences
Fishleigh, L., Bowers, D. & Taylor, R. (2019). Technology-facilitated health behaviour change in individuals with disabilities. To be presented at the Posture and Mobility Group Conference. Telford, UK. July 2019.

Fishleigh, L., Bowers, D. & Taylor, R. (2019). Technology-Mediated Health Behaviour Change in Individuals with Disabilities: A Systematic Review. To be presented at the British Psychological Society Health Section Conference. Manchester, UK. July 2019.

Bowers, D., Taylor, R., Morgan. K., & Abbott, L. R. (2018) Compliance with use of clinically prescribed seating functions. Presented at the Posture and Mobility Group Conference. Manchester, UK. July 2018

Bowers, D., Taylor, R., Morgan. K., & Abbott, L. R. (2017) Facilitating compliance: Perceptions of barriers and social support in powered wheelchair users. Presented at the British Psychological Society Social Section Conference. Leicester, UK. September 2017.

Taylor. R, Bowers, D. & Mayer, P (2017) “If you are first, you are first. If you are second you are nothing:” Understanding status, commitment and loyalty in sports fanship. Presented at the British Psychological Society Social Section Conference. Leicester, UK. September 2017.

Bowers, D., Taylor, R. & Mayer, P. (2017) Let’s Stick Together: Social Identity Processes in the Development of Music Fanship. Presented at the British Psychological Society Social Section Conference. Leicester, UK. September 2017.

Bowers, D., Morgan. K., Taylor, R., & Abbott, L. R. (2017) Posture and Pressure Management: Social psychological explanations for compliance with use of clinically prescribed seating functions. Presented at the Posture and Mobility Group Conference. Cardiff, UK. July 2017

Bowers, D., Taylor. R. & Mayer, P (2017) “A Design for Life” Social Identity Processes Across the Lifespan of Music Fans. Presented at the British Psychological Society Qualitative Research Methods Conference. Aberystwyth, UK. July 2017.

Taylor, R., Bowers, D. & Mayer, P (2017) Conceptualising Commitment: Status & Loyalty in Sub-ordinate and Superordinate Group Members. Presented at the British Psychological Society Qualitative Research Methods Conference. Aberystwyth, UK. July 2017.

Bowers, D. Taylor, R., Morgan, K. & Abbott, L. R. (2017) Conceptualising Compliance: Social Psychological Underpinnings for Adherence to Clinically Prescribed Seating Functions for Wheelchair Users. Presented at the British Psychological Society Qualitative Research Methods Conference. Aberystwyth, UK. July 2017.

Bowers, D., Taylor, R. & Mayer, P. (2015) "Knowing Me, Knowing You” Social Identity and Self Definition in Music Fans. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Developmental and Social Section Conference. Manchester, UK. September 2015.

Bowers, D. (2010). Music fans and multiple components of identification. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Social Section Conference. Winchester, UK. September 2010.

Taylor, R., Mayer, P., & Bowers, D. (2010). Development of commitment to elective groups: Parents, peers and geographical proximity. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Social Section Conference. Winchester, UK. September 2010.

Research

Research Funding
Taylor, R., Bowers, D. & Morgan, K. Welsh Government/European Social Fund KESS funding. Investigating the efficacy of an innovative interactive technology for powered wheelchairs. £54,000 (January, 2018)

Bowers, D., Morgan, K., & Taylor, R. (Posture and Mobility Group – £6,744) Posture and pressure management: social psychological explanations for compliance with use of clinically prescribed seating functions. November, 2016.

Current Research Students
Sarah Anne Evans (MPhil/PhD) – Assessing In-group Identification & Adjustment to University for Students with Specific Learning Difficulties

Lucy Fishleigh (MRes/PhD) – Investigating the Efficacy of a New technology for Powered Wheelchairs.

Kantz Misra (MPhil/PhD) The efficacy of coaching as students support that encourages student aspiration and therefore engagement and has an impact on self-confidence, esteem, self regards and non-cognitive skills.

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