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d.b.palmer@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472809


Derrol joined the university in the spring of 2001. Prior to this he'd worked in psychiatric hospitals as an assistant nurse and assistant psychologist. It was here that his interest in schizophrenia and - in particluar - delusions and hallucinations was first kindled. Tired of endless form filling he left the NHS to pursue a career in lecturing. This led him to York University where he did an M.A. and Ph.D. both of which examined aspects of schizophrenic talk that are generally considered ‘incomprehensible’ or ‘bizarre’. His current research interests are in the analysis of disordered communications (using conversation analysis) and the phenomenology of psychotic experience (using patients’ autobiographies). He used to keep bees but is now striving to become Yorkshire’s leading mandolin player.

Teaching Responsibilities

Course Leader: Psychology with Counselling

Module leader:

  • Psychological Difficulties
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

Contributions to:

  • Introduction to Theoretical Approaches to Counselling

Research and Scholarship

The diagnosis of psychotic disorders. The experiences of hallucinations and delusions.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Shagufta, S., Boduszek, D., Dhingra, K. and Palmer, D. (2015) ‘Criminal Social Identity and Suicide Ideation among Pakistani Young PrisonersInternational Journal of Prisoner Health , 11 (2), pp. 98-107. ISSN 1744-9200

Dhingra, K., Boduszek, D., Palmer, D. and Shevlin, M. (2015) ‘Psychopathy and Self-injurious Thoughts and Behaviour: Application of Latent Class AnalysisJournal of Mental Health , 24 (1), pp. 4-8. ISSN 0963-8237

Shagufta, S., Boduszek, D., Dhingra, K. and Palmer, D. (2015) ‘Latent Classes of Delinquent Behaviour Associated With Criminal Social Identity among Juvenile Offenders in PakistanJournal of Forensic Practice , 17 (2), pp. 117-126. ISSN 2050-8794


Boduszek, D., Dhingra, K., Stander, C., Ioannou, M. and Palmer, D. (2014) ‘Latent Classes of Criminal Intent Associated with Criminal BehaviourCurrent Issues in Personality Psychology , 2 (2). ISSN 2353-4192


Munro, R., Palmer, D. and Morrish, L. (2001) ‘An experimental method to measure gear tooth stiffness throughout and beyond the path of contactProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part C Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science , 215 (7), pp. 793-803. ISSN 09544062

Research Degree Supervision

Postgraduate research opportunities with Derrol Kola-Palmer