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Department of Education

Dr Julia Badger

Departmental Lecturer in Child Development

College Affiliation: Harris Manchester College

Julia is a Departmental Lecturer in Child Development at the Department of Education.

Julia teaches on the MSc Education (Child Development) and is the module lead for Cognitive Development and Educational Attainment and Core Principles of Child Assessment, and lectures on the Foundation Learning and Wellbeing module.

Julia is also an MSc Research Supervisor and Pastoral Lead.


  • Journal articles

    • Badger, J., Rovira, A., Freeman, D., & Bowes, L. (2023). Developing a virtual reality environment for educational and therapeutic application to investigate psychological reactivity to bullying. Virtual Reality, 27(3), 2623-2632.

    • Badger, J., Howarth, B., Svirko, E., & Mellanby, J. (2022). Underachievement at school relative to potential: links between reasoning, phonological decoding, short-term memory, and complex grammar. Educational Psychology, 42(8), 952-971.

    • Clarkson, S., Bowes, L., Coulman, E., Broome, M., Cannings-John, R., Charles, J., Edwards, R., Ford, T., Hastings, R., Hayes, R., Patterson, P., Segrott, J., Townson, J., Watkins, R., Badger, J., & Hutchings, J. (2022). The UK stand together trial: protocol for a multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of KiVa to reduce bullying in primary schools. BMC Public Health, 22.

    • Badger, J., Pascoe, E., Jagmetti, L., Baldwin, E., & Mellanby, J. (2020). The developmental trajectory of English conditional grammar in 4- to 11-year-old children. Journal of Child Language Acquisition and Development, 8(1), 1-21.

    • Svirko, E., Gabbott, E., Badger, J., & Mellanby, J. (2019). Does acquisition of hypothetical conditional sentences contribute to understanding the principles of scientific enquiry?. Cognitive Development, 51(July–September 2019), 46-57.

    • Badger, J., & Shapiro, L. (2018). We’re going to the zoo: Interactive educational activities with animals boost category-based induction in children. Cognitive Development, 49, 1-10.

    • Badger, J., & Mellanby, J. (2018). Producing and understanding conditionals: When does it happen and why does it matter?. Journal of Child Language Acquisition and Development, 6(1), 21-41.

    • Badger, J., & Mellanby, J. (2017). Revealing hidden talents: The development, use, and benefit of VESPARCH. British Journal of Educational Psychology.

    • Bammens, A.-S., Adkins, T., & Badger, J. (2015). Psycho-educational intervention increases reflective functioning in foster and adoptive parents. Adoption &Amp; Fostering, 39(1), 38-50.

    • Badger, J., & Shapiro, L. (2015). Category structure affects the developmental trajectory of children’s inductive inferences for both natural kinds and artefacts. Thinking and Reasoning, 21(2), 206-229.

    • Badger, J., & Shapiro, L. (2012). Evidence of a transition from perceptual to category induction in 3- to 9-year-old children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 113(1), 131-146.

    • Badger, J., & Shapiro, L. (2010). Development of reasoning: Behavioral evidence to support reinforcement over cognitive control accounts. Cognitive Neuroscience, 1(2), 138-139.

    • Senior, C., Thomson, K., Badger, J., & Butler, M. (2007). Interviewing strategies in the face of beauty: a psychophysiological investigation into the job negotiation process. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1118, 142-162.

    • Badger, J., Zaneva, M., Hastings, R., Broome, M., Hayes, R., Patterson, P., Rose, N., Clarkson, S., Hutchings, J., & Bowes, L. (n.d.). Associations between school-level disadvantaged, bullying involvement and children’s mental health. Children.

    • Badger, J., Bowes, L., Salmivalli, C., & Hastings, R. (n.d.). Adopting an anti-bullying programme for UK special schools. Support for Learning.

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