Delderfield, R. (2019) Eating Disorders in Men, in Crilly, L. Hope with Eating Disorders, 2nd Ed, Chapter 8, pp. 193-209.
Delderfield, R. (2018) Male Eating Disorders: Experiences of Food, Body and Self. Palgrave MacMillan.
Delderfield, R. (2018) 'When the researcher is a 'wounded storyteller': exploring emotional labour and personal impact in research' Self & Society: An International Journal for Humanistic Psychology, 46(2), pp.34-39.
Bolton, G. with Delderfield, R. (2018) Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development, 5th Edition. SAGE Publications.
Delderfield, R. and McHattie, H. (2018) 'Person-centred dynamics in maths skills development: examining a case of good practice.' Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. 13 (April), pp.1-10, ISSN: 1759-667X.
Delderfield, R. (2016) Freedom and chains: the duality of the university experience for young men with eating disorders. University and College Counselling Journal. Issue: May 2016
Delderfield, R. (2013) Coming out of the food cupboard: supporting young men with eating disorders. The Association for University & College Counselling Journal. Issue: March 2013.
Research Expertise and Supervisory Interests
- Men's experiences of disordered eating
- Social psychology of eating disorders
- Counselling and psychotherapy for male eating disorders
- Masculinities and Critical Men’s Studies
- Misandry and Masculism
- Philosophy and methodology of interpretive research
- Hermeneutics for qual research
- Qualitative methodologies
- Researcher development, including person-centred practice
- Reflective Practice: its nature, impact and value.
My doctoral study was entitled Exploring male disordered eating: a hermeneutic study of men’s relationships with food, body and self. My work takes a social psychology approach, something that features rarely in the study of males, which is psychiatric-discourse dominated. I use stories to explore issues of identity, selfhood, gender, masculinities and eating disorder.
I am also working on understandings of misandry as an aspect of health inequality within society, the philosophical underpinnings of masculism as a counterpart to feminism, and the nature of qualitative inquiry when using interpretive approaches such as hermeneutics, phenomenology, discourse analysis, narrative analysis, memory work, biographical work and dialogical analysis.
I have varied expertise and interests, as such I'm also interested in pedagogic, andragogic, and heutagogic work that explores social and emotional aspects of learning in researcher development, person-centred practice and, in particular, reflective practice.
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Professional & Scholarly Activity
- Research and Policy Advisor for Beat
- Research Ethics Committee Panel Member
- Reviewer for SAGE Publications and Epigeum educational resources
- Member of the British Eating Disorders Society (BrEDS)
- Member of Male Psychology Network
- Member of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP)
- Member of the Association for Learning Developers in Higher Education (ALDinHE)
- Member of the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum (AWAC)
- Former trustee of national male eating disorders charity
- Male Eating Disorders Trainer
- I peer-review for the following scholarly journals:
- Psychology of Men and Masculinity Journal
- International Journal of Health Promotion and Education
- International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education
- Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education.
Current Doctoral Candidates
- Gemma Jackson
- Ruth Vaqari
- Kristie Wrathall
I am available to supervise any of the research interests (or combinations and variants thereof) listed above. View and apply for a current project on FindaPhD.
BPS Accredited BSc & MSc Dissertation Projects
- Male Gender Role Conflict
- Misandry and the Second Sexism
- Male Eating Disorders & Body Image
- Reflective Practive in Psychology
Visiting Lecturer at King's College, London
As Visiting Lecturer in Clinical Education, I offer expertise in a number of areas: qualitative methodologies, reflective practice, service evaluation methodologies, and eating disorders.
- 3rd Year Psychology - Male Disorder Eating
- 2nd Year Masculinities lectures
- Qualitative research methodologies.
- lecturer in qualitative research in clinical education
- Postgraduate Research Framework lead & researcher developer
- academic skills advisor
- language resource centre manager for France Télécom
- primary school teacher & senior management
- head of English language education centre
- lecturer in education practice for Initial Teacher Training
- lecturer in reflective practice and professional development
- trustee of a national charity.
- BA Hons (Interpreting and Translation, Dual Languages)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Compulsory)
- Qualified Teacher Status
- Postgraduate Diploma (Research Methods)
Sex and self-loathing in the spoiled identities of men with eating disorders: where stigma, desire and disgust collide (2018) seminar @ Faculty of Management Law and Social Sciences.
Invited Keynote: The emergence of the University of Sanctuary: a critical reflection. Diversity interventions for asylum seekers and refugees (2018) University of Bradford: 8th Annual Making Diversity Interventions Count Conference. With Dr Mel Cooper, Diana Flores, Catherine Waskett.
Critical Reflection: Demystifying the Process (2018) Leeds Beckett University: seminar @ Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.
Invited Paper: The Fugly Boy: An Autoethnography of Male Eating Disorder (2018) University of Sheffield: Sheffield Medical School
Invited Paper: When the researcher is a wounded storyteller: exploring emotional labour & personal impact in research (2017) University of Leeds: Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference, Baines Wing, School of Healthcare.
Public Lecture: Men, gender and misandry: breaching the binary (2016) University of Bradford: Diversity Festival 2016.
‘The Writing Room’: creating space for student academic writing in a shared environment (2016) University of Bradford: Inaugural Learning, Teaching and Research Conference: Exploring the Research-Teaching Nexus. With Ms. Lucy Scott.
Invited Keynote: Men under fire: male disordered eating and challenged masculinity (2015) Brighton: Inaugural National Male Eating Disorders Conference.
Misandry and the Second Sexism (2015) University of Bradford: Centre for Applied Social Research Seminar.
Male Eating Disorders: Misconceptions and Mistreatment (2014) University of Bradford: Mental Health Lunchtime Bites.
Men Get Eating Disorders Too (2014) Huddersfield: FEDS & University of Huddersfield Psychology Section.
Men with Eating Disorders: in their own words (2013) Manchester: Lesbian & Gay Foundation.
‘There’s no such thing as bisexual, it’s just greediness’: Bisexual Men and Eating Disorders – Making the Case for Better Understanding (2012) University of Bradford: BiReCon.
SkillSpace@Bradford: Making Personal Academic Tutoring Matter from Day One (2012) University of Bradford: 11th Annual Learning & Teaching Conference. With Dr Clare Beckett-Wrighton.
Pulling It All Together (2011) University of Bradford: Re-Thinking Hate Crime? Bringing Theory and Practice Together.
Men on the Menu: Early Impressions of Men’s Experiences with Food, Body Image and Self-perception (2011) Brighton: MGEDT Conference.
Eating Disorders and Ethical Dilemmas, Either Way it’s ED (2009) University of Bradford: 3rd Graduate Conference on Social Sciences and Management.
Queer Eating: Bracketing Issues of Sexuality and Bulimia Nervosa for Hermeneutic Research(2008) Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Becoming or Unbecoming? Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Research in the 21st Century.
Managing student behaviour – towards new university practice and policy (2007) University of Bradford: Annual Learning & Teaching Conference. With Professor Peter Hartley.