Anke Görzig

Dr Anke Görzig BSc, MSc, Ph.D., FHEA

Associate Professor

Dr. Anke Görzig is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Greenwich. She is a child and youth care worker (certified, 1998), a psychologist (MSc, 2004; PhD, 2008) and a social science researcher who has worked and taught at a number of institutions, including the Institute of Psychiatry (King’s College), the London School of Economics, University College London, University of Birmingham, Northwestern University (USA) and University of Mannheim (Germany).

Her research interests include bullying, online aggression, well-being and disadvantaged groups as well as cross-national comparisons. Anke is also involved in health services research applying her expertise in quantitative methods. She primarily teaches modules in Social and Developmental Psychology as well as in Research Methods.

Posts held previously:

  • 2021 - 2022 Senior Lecturer in Psychology University of Greenwich, London, UK
  • 2016 - 2021 Senior Lecturer in Psychology University of West London, London, UK
  • 2011 - 2021 Visiting Fellow, Department of Media and Communications London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
  • 2014 - 2016 Lecturer in Psychology University of West London, London, UK
  • 2013 - 2014 Post-doctoral Research Worker, Health Service and Population Research Institute of Psychiatry, South London & Maudsley NHS Trust, UK
  • 2011 - 2013 Honorary Senior Research Associate, Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology University College London, UK
  • 2011 - 2012 Research Fellow in Social Statistics, CAMHS Evidence Based Practice Unit Anna Freud Centre, UK
  • 2010 - 2011 Survey Research Officer, EU Kids Online London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
  • 2008 - 2010 Quantitative Research Officer, NRDC for Adult Literacy and Numeracy Institute of Education, UK
    2007 - 2008 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, School of Psychology University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2006 - 2007 Pre-doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
  • 2004 - 2006 Doctoral Researcher and Associate Lecturer in Social Psychology, Department of Microsociology & Social Psychology University of Mannheim, Germany


    Peer  Reviewer
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Child Development, Cyberpsychology, Journal of Media Psychology, New Media and Society, Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, UNICEF Innocenti and others
  • Content reviewer - Looking after your self-ie: A guide to finding your balance on and offline, Royal Society for Public Health

    Membership and Affiliation 
  • EU Kids Online Network
  • Bullying Research Network – BRNET
  • Involvement in Online Hate among Adolescents from Eight Countries - INTERACT
  • Interdisciplinary Research Team on Internet and Society - IRTIS
  • Centre for Sustainable Cyber Security - CS2

Research / Scholarly interests

Online aggression, internet use and well-being, stereotyping and discrimination, cross-national survey research, quantitative methods

Recent publications


Griffin, Hannah , Wilson, Jennie, Tingle, Alison, Görzig, Anke , Harrison, Kirsty , Harding, Celia , Aujla, Sukhpreet , Barley, Elizabeth , Loveday, Heather (2024), Supporting safe swallowing of care home residents with dysphagia: How does the care delivered compare with guidance from speech and language therapists?. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders ISSN: 1368-2822 (Print), 1460-6984 (Online) (doi:

Wilson, Jennie , Griffin, Hannah, Görzig, Anke, Prieto, Jacqui , Seed, Kordo , Garvey, Mark I. , Holden, Elisabeth , Tingle, Alison , Loveday, Heather (2023), Identifying patients at increased risk of non-ventilator associated pneumonia on admission to hospital: a pragmatic prognostic screening tool to trigger preventative action. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Journal of Hospital Infection, 142 . pp. 49-57 ISSN: 0195-6701 (Print), (doi:

López-Castro, Leticia , Smith, Peter K., Robinson, Susanne, Görzig, Anke (2023), Age differences in bullying victimisation and perpetration: Evidence from cross-cultural surveys. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Aggression and Violent Behavior, 73: 101888 ISSN: 1359-1789 (Print), (doi: NB Item availability restricted.

Lafarge, Caroline , Milani, Raffaella, Cahill, Sharon, Görzig, Anke (2022), 2020 COVID-19-related lockdown: the relationships between coping strategies, psychological adjustment and resilience among a non-clinical sample of British adults. Springer. In: , , , . Springer, Adversity and Resilience Science, 3 (4) . pp. 297-307 2662-2424 (Online) (doi:

Görzig, Anke and , Ryan, Lauren (2022), The different faces of mental illness stigma: systematic variation of stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination by type of illness. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 63 (5) . pp. 545-554 ISSN: 0036-5564 (Print), 1467-9450 (Online) (doi: NB Item availability restricted.

Görzig, Anke , Blaya, Catherine, Bedrosova, Marie, Audrin, Catherine , Machackova, Hana (2022), The amplification of cyberhate victimisation by discrimination and low life satisfaction: can supportive environments mitigate the risks?. SAGE. In: , , , . SAGE, Journal of Early Adolescence, 43 (1) . pp. 5-36 ISSN: 0272-4316 (Print), 1552-5449 (Online) (doi:

Taylor, Cheryl , Lafarge, Caroline, Cahill, Sharon, Milani, Raffaella , Görzig, Anke (2022), Living through lockdown: a qualitative exploration of individuals’ experiences in the UK. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Health & Social Care in the Community, 30 (6) . pp. 2240-2249 ISSN: 0966-0410 (Print), 1365-2524 (Online) (doi:

Wachs, Sebastian , Costello, Matthew, Wright, Michelle F., Flora, Katerina , Daskalou, Vassiliki , Maziridou, Evdoxia , Kwon, Yeji , Na, Eun-Yeong , Sittichai, Ruthaychonnee , Biswal, Ramakrishna (2020), “DNT LET ’EM H8 U!”: Applying the routine activity framework to understand cyberhate victimization among adolescents across eight countries. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Computers and Education, 160: 104026 ISSN: 0360-1315 (Print), (doi:

Wachs, Sebastian , Michelsen, Anna, Wright, Michelle F., Gámez-Guadix, Manuel , Almendros, Carmen , Kwon, Yeji , Na, Eun-Yeong , Sittichai, Ruthaychonnee , Singh, Ritu , Biswal, Ramakrishna (2020), A routine activity approach to understand cybergrooming victimization among adolescents from six countries. Mary Ann Liebert. In: , , , . Mary Ann Liebert, Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 23 (4) . pp. 218-224 ISSN: 2152-2715 (Print), 2152-2723 (Online) (doi:

Wachs, Sebastian , Görzig, Anke, Wright, Michelle F., Schubarth, Wilfried , Bilz, Ludwig (2020), Associations among adolescents’ relationships with parents, peers, and teachers, self-efficacy, and willingness to intervene in bullying: a social cognitive approach. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17: 420 (2) 1660-4601 (Online) (doi:

Görzig, Anke , Bedrosova, Marie, Machackova, Hana, Bondü, Rebecca , Scheithauer, Herbert (2020), Do stereotypes of mental and developmental disorders predict bystander intentions in cyberbullying? An application of the stereotype content model. IOS Press. In: , , , . IOS Press, International Journal of Developmental Science, 13 (3-4) . pp. 83-95 ISSN: 2192-001X (Print), 2191-7485 (Online) (doi:

Wachs, Sebastian , Gámez-Guadix, Manuel, Wright, Michelle F., Görzig, Anke , Schubarth, Wilfried (2019), How do adolescents cope with cyberhate? Psychometric properties and socio-demographic differences of a coping with cyberhate scale. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Computers in Human Behavior, 104 . pp. 106167 ISSN: 0747-5632 (Print), (doi:

Smith, Peter K. , López-Castro, Leticia, Robinson, Susanne, Görzig, Anke (2019), Consistency of gender differences in bullying in cross-cultural surveys. In: , , , . , Aggression and Violent Behavior, 45 . pp. 33-40 ISSN: 1359-1789 (Print), (doi:

Görzig, Anke , Milosevic, Tijana, Staksrud, Elisabeth (2017), Cyberbullying Victimization in Context: The Role of Social Inequalities in Countries and Regions. In: , , , . , Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48 (8) . pp. 1198-1215 ISSN: 0022-0221 (Print), (doi:

Görzig, Anke and , (2016), Adolescents’ experience of offline and online risks: Separate and joint propensities. In: , , , . , Computers in Human Behavior, 56 . pp. 9-13 ISSN: 0747-5632 (Print), (doi:

Görzig, Anke and , (2016), Adolescents’ viewing of suicide-related web content and psychological problems: differentiating the roles of cyberbullying involvement. In: , , , . , Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 19 (8) . pp. 502-509 ISSN: 2152-2715 (Print), (doi:

Tulloch, Alex D , Soper, Bryony, Görzig, Anke, Pettit, Sophie , Koeser, Leonardo , Polling, Catherine , Watson, Andrew , Khondoker, Mizanur , Rose, Diana , Mccrone, Paul (2016), Management by geographical area or management specialised by disorder? A mixed-methods evaluation of the effects of an organisational intervention on secondary mental health care for common mental disorder. In: , , , . , Health Services and Delivery Research, 4 (9) . pp. 1-114 ISSN: 2050-4349 (Print), (doi:

Book section

Gorzig, Anke , Wachs, Sebstian, Wright, Michelle (2021), Cultural factors and bullying. Wiley-Blackwell. In: , , In: Peter K. Smith, James O'Higgins Norman (eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Bullying: A Comprehensive and International Review of Research and Intervention. Wiley-Blackwell, . pp. 510-528 . ISBN: 9781118482728 (doi:

Görzig, Anke and , Holloway, Donell (2020), Internet use. Wiley Blackwell. In: , , In: Stephen Hupp, Jeremy Jewell (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development. Wiley Blackwell, (doi:

Smith, P.K. , Görzig, Anke, Robinson, Susanne (2019), Cyberbullying in schools: cross-cultural issues. Routledge/Taylor-Francis.. In: , , In: Gary W. Giumetti, Robin M. Kowalski (eds.), Cyberbullying in Schools, Workplaces, and Romantic Relationships. Routledge/Taylor-Francis., (doi:

Görzig, Anke and , Machackova, Hana (2016), Cyberbullying in Europe: a review of evidence from cross-national data. Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated. In: , , In: Michelle F. Wright (ed.), A Social-Ecological Approach to Cyberbullying. Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated, New York, United States (1st) . ISBN: 1634842049; 9781634842044 ; 163483755X ; 9781634837552 (doi:

Conference item

Görzig, Anke , Smith, Rebecca, Monks, Claire, Thompson, Jessica , Charafeddine, Dima (2022), Social media ostracism in the context of university and discriminated against group membership. In: Annual Meeting of the Social Psychology section of the British Psychological Society, 5th September 2022, London , . , (doi: ).

Görzig, Anke , Blaya, Catherine, Bedrosova, Marie, Audrin, Catherine , Machackova, Hana (2021), The amplification of cyberhate victimization by discrimination and low life satisfaction: can supportive environments mitigate the risks?. In: 25th Workshop on Aggression: Prevention of aggression and violence among and against youth, 04-06 Nov 2021, Turku, Finland , . , (doi: ).

Görzig, Anke , Wachs, Sebastian, MIchelle, Wright (2021), Cultural factors and bullying. Symposium - benefits and issues in cross-national research on bullying: what and how can we improve?. In: Annual meeting of the Developmental Psychology section of the British Psychological Society, , Sheffield/Online , . , (doi: ).

Conference proceedings

Wilson, J , Loveday, H, Tingle, A, Griffin, H , Görzig, Anke (2023), Supporting safe swallowing of care home residents with dysphagia: How does care compare with guidance?. Oxford Academic. In: , , , Age and Ageing. Oxford Academic, Age and Ageing, 52 (Supple) ISSN: 0002-0729 (Print), (doi:


Wilson, Jennie , Loveday, Heather, Tingle, Alison, Griffin, Hannah , Barley, Elisabeth , Görzig, Anke , Harding, Celia , Harrison, Kirsty (2022), Delivering safe, effective nutrition and hydration care to residents with dysphagia: a theory-based approach to developing a link dysphagia practitioner. National Institute for Health Research. In: , , , . National Institute for Health Research, London (1st) (doi: