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Recent Publications


Bauman, S., & Rivers, I. (2015, in press). Mental health in the digital age. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Rivers, I. (2015, in press). Bullismo omofobico: Conoscerlo per combatterlo. Milan: Il Saggiatore.

Rivers, I., & Duncan, N. (2013) (Eds.). Bullying: Experiences and discourses of sexuality and gender. London: Routledge (Taylor & Francis). ISBN-13: 978-0-41550-502-4

Ward, R., Rivers, I., & Sutherland, M. (2012) (Eds.). Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ageing: Providing effective support through biographical practice. London: Jessica Kingsley Press. ISBN-13 978-1-84905-257-3

Rivers, I., & Ward, R. (2012) (Eds.). Out of the ordinary: Representations of LGBT lives. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-3743-9.

Rivers, I. (2011). Homophobic bullying: Research and theoretical perspectives. New York: Oxford University Publishers. ISBN-13:  978-0-1951-6053-6.

Rivers, I., Duncan, N., & Besag, V.E. (2007). Bullying: A handbook for educators and parents. Westport: Greenwood/Praeger. ISBN 0-313-33850-2 (Hardback)

– republished (2009) Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield ISBN 978-1-57886-799-8 (Paperback)

Book Chapters/Edited Volumes

Tyler, A., Nodin, N., Peel, E., & Rivers, I. (in press). “I’m getting old and that takes some getting used to”: Dimensions of body image for older men. In E. Peel, R. Harding, & S. Westwood S (Eds.), Ageing & sexualities: Interdisciplinary perspectives. Farnham: Ashgate

Rivers, I. (in press). Bullying, rates of, effects of. In Goldberg, A., Allen, K.R., Barker, M., Bauermeister, J., Diamond, L., Knauer, N., Moore, M., & Oswald, R.F. (Eds.), The Sage encyclopedia of LGBTQ studies. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Rivers, I. (in press). Homophobic and transphobic bullying in universities. In H. Cowie and C-A. Myers (Eds.), Bullying Among University Students. London: Routledge.

Poteat, V.P., Rivers, I., & Scheer, J.R. (in press). Unique mental health concerns, LGBTQ youth. In M.K. Holt & A.E. Grills (Eds.), Critical issues in school-based mental health. New York: Routledge.

Poteat, V.P. & Rivers, I. (2014). Suicide ideation among sexual minority youth: The effects and possible protective factors. In P.B. Goldblum, D. Espelage, J. Chu & B. Bongar (Eds.), Youth suicide and bullying: Challenges and strategies for prevention and intervention (pp. 110-120). New York: Oxford University Press.

Rivers, I. (2013c). Morbidity among bystanders of bullying at school. In J. Srabstein & J. Merrick (Eds.), Bullying: A public health concern (pp. 211-222). New York: Nova.

Rivers, I. (2013b). El bullying homofóbico. In A.O. Bernal, P.K. Smith, & S. Yubero (Coords.), El acosa escolar y su prevención: Perspectivas internacionales  (pp. 131-143). Madrid: Biblioteca Neuva.

Rivers, I. (2013a). Cyberaggression and cyberbullying: Sexualised and gendered experiences explored. In I. Rivers, & N. Duncan (Eds.), Bullying: Experiences and discourses of gender and sexuality (pp. 19-29). London: Routledge (Taylor & Francis).

Rivers, I. (2012b). What to measure? In Bauman, S., Cross, D., & Walker, J. (Eds.),  Principles of cyberbullying research: Definitions, measures, and methods (pp. 222-237). New York: Routledge.

Rivers, I. (2012a). The challenges of quantitative research in lesbian, gay and bisexual psychology. In C. Phellas (Ed.), Researching non-heterosexual sexualities (pp. 131-144). London: Ashgate.

Rivers, I., Chesney, T. & Coyne, I.J. (2011). Cyber-bullying. In C.P. Monks & I.J. Coyne (Eds.), Bullying in different contexts (pp. 211-230). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Rivers, I. (2010b). Homophobia and peer violence. In C. Barter & D. Berridge (Eds.), Children behaving badly? Exploring violence between children and young people (pp. 137-151). London: John Wiley & Sons.

Journal Articles/Periodicals

Rivers, I. & Noret, N. (2013) Potential suicide ideation among bystanders of bullying behavior. Journal of Adolescent Health, 53 (Supplement 1), S32-S36. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2012.10.279

Robinson, J.P., Espelage, D.L. & Rivers, I. (2013). Developmental trends in peer victimization and emotional distress in LGB and heterosexual youth. Pediatrics, 131(3), 423-430. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2012-2595.

Anderson, E., Adams, A., & Rivers, I. (2012). “I kiss them because I love them”: The emergence of straight men kissing in British institutes of education. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41(2), 421-430. DOI: 10.1007/s10508-010-9678-0.

Rivers, I. (2012). Morbidity among bystanders of bullying behavior at school: Concepts, concerns, and clinical/research issues. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 24(1), 11-16. DOI: 10.1515/ijamh.2012.003

Rivers, I. (2011b). Narratives of marginalisation: The legacy of homophobia at school. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 16(2), 157-177.

Rivers, I. (2011a). Rethinking homophobic bullying. Secondary Education, 279 (24th March), 15.

Rivers, I. (2010). Commentary: Understanding the changing nature of identity in LGBTQ youth research. Society for Research on Child Development Social Policy Report, 24(4), 18.

Rivers, I. & Noret, N. (2010b). ‘I h 8 u’: Findings from a five-year study of text and e-mail bullying. British Educational Research Journal, 36(4), 543-671. DOI: 10.1080/01411920903071918

Rivers, I. & Noret, N. (2010a). Participant roles in bullying behavior and their association with thoughts of ending one’s life. Crisis: Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 31(3), 143-148. DOI: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000020

Rivers, I., McPherson, K.E., & Hughes, J.R. (2010). The role of social and professional support seeking in trauma recovery: Lesbian, gay and bisexual experiences of crime and fears for safety. Psychology and Sexuality, 1(2), 145-155. DOI: 10.1080/19419899.2010.484596

Poteat, V.P., & Rivers, I. (2010). Bullying roles and the use of homophobic epithets toward students. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 31(2), 166-172. DOI: 10.1016/j.appdev.2009.11.005,

Rivers, I. & Gordon, K. (2010). ‘Coming Out’, context, and reason: First disclosure of sexual orientation and its consequences. Psychology and Sexuality, 1(1), 21-33. DOI: 10.1080/19419891003634398

Rivers, I., Poteat, V.P., Noret, N., & Ashurst, N. (2009). Observing bullying at school: The mental health implications of witness status. School Psychology Quarterly, 24(4), 211-223. DOI: 10.1037/a0018164

Summary/Final Reports

Nodin, N., Peel, A., Tyler, A., & Rivers, I. (2014). The RaRE research report: LGB&T mental health – risk and resilience explored. London: PACEHealth, pp. 110. ISBN: 978-0-9932385-0-5

Rivers, I. (2014). Homophobic and transphobic bullying: Rapid topic overview. London: Public Health England pp. 14.

Brackenridge, C., Alldred, P., Jarvis, A., Maddocks, K., & Rivers, I. (2008). A literature review of sexual orientation in sport. London: Sportscotland, Sport Northern Ireland, Sport Scotland, and UK Sport, pp. 153. ISBN 978-1-85060-549-2.

Hearts and Minds Forum (2008). Challenging prejudice: Changing attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Scotland. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government, pp. 60. ISBN 978-0-7559-5671-5.

Other Publications

Rivers, I. (2015). Use student oracles to gain Delphi wisdom. Times Educational Supplement, No. 5134, 20th February, pp. 36-37.

Rivers, I. (2014d). Take a long hard look at mentoring. Times Educational Supplement, No. 5112, 14th September, pp. 40-41.

Rivers, I. (2014c). Before you act, test the evidence. Times Educational Supplement, No. 5093, 2nd May, p. 41.

Rivers, I. (2014b). Sport can bring out the bullies [reprint]. Actionetwork Magazine, 105, 25.

Rivers, I. (2014a). We have the weapons to be cyberbullying. Times Educational Supplement, No. 5081, 7th February, pp. 38-39.

Rivers, I. (2013i). Children’s moral and social development is vital for their later success – so foster it. Times Educational Supplement, No. 5070, 15th November, pp. 38-39.

Rivers, I.  (2013h). Developing a shared understanding of bullying. Teaching, Learning and Pastoral Hub Mazagine, November/December, pp. 10-11.

Rivers, I. (2013g). Developing a shared understanding of bullying. Optimus Education, 29th October,

Rivers, I. (2013f). Protect the witnesses. Times Educational Supplement, No . 5062, 20th September, pp. 40-41

Rivers, I. (2013e). To tackle bullying, you need to define it. Times Educational Supplement, No: 5051, 5th July, pp. 38-39.

Rivers, I. (2013d). Get parents onside to combat bullying. Times Educational Supplement, No: 5047, 7th June, pp. 40-41.

Rivers, I. (2013c). Intervention is half the battle against bullying? Times Educational Supplement, No: 5042, 3rd May, pp. 36-37.

Rivers, I. (2013c). Closing the book on discrimination. Times Educational Supplement, TESpro, 4th 4th April, pp. 8-9.

Rivers, I. (2013b). Should we lay down the law? Times Educational Supplement, TESpro, 1st March, pp. 8-9.

Rivers, I. (2013a). The path to sexual violence. Times Educational Supplement, TESpro, 25th January, 2013, pp.8-9

Rivers, I. (2012f). Bullying is a political issue. Times Educational Supplement, TESpro, 30th November, 2012, pp. 8-9.

Rivers, I. (2012e). Sport can bring out the bullies. Times Educational Supplement, TESpro, 12th October, 2012, pp. 8-9

Rivers, I. (2012d). Bruises fade but the hurt remains. Times Educational Supplement, TESpro, 17th August, 2012, pp. 8-9.

Rivers, I. (2012c). Homophobia hasn’t gone away. Times Educational Supplement, TESpro, 20th July, pp.8-9.

Rivers, I. (2012b). Bully and victim: Busting the myths. Times Educational Supplement, TESpro, 29th June, pp. 8-9.

Rivers, I. (2012a). Empowering pupils to beat the bullies. Times Educational Supplement, TESpro, 11th May, pp. 8-9.

Rivers, I. (2002). Don’s diary: Protecting gay youth. Times Higher Educational Supplement, 24th  May, p. 13.

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