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Personal Statement

Since 2008, I have been a Teaching Fellow in Psychology. I am currently the Course Director for the MSc Research Methods in Psychology degree, Exams Officer for the BA Psychology course, and a member of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Appeals Committee.

I teach on a range of classes on the BA Psychology and MSc Research Methods in Psychology courses. I also supervise the research projects of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

I previously held a position in the Department of Psychology as a Research Assistant and completed my PhD "The Effects of Interrogative Pressure in Simulated Forensic Interviews" at Strathclyde under the supervision of Dr Jim Baxter.

To date, my research publications have focused on matters of interrogative pressure and suggestibility within forensic interviews. More recently, I have been investigating social comparison processes in university students, self-concept clarity, and beliefs relating to medications for stammering.

Teaching Interests

My teaching contributions extend across the BA Psychology degree and include input to the following classes:

C8105 Psychology 1A
C8106 Psychology 1B
C8107 Introduction to Psychology (for Speech and Language Pathology students)
C8202 Social and Health Psychology
C8303 Individual Differences
C8307 Social Psychology
C8498 Psychology Dissertation
C8443 Moral Psychology

I lead two modules on the MSc Research Methods in Psychology degree:

C8928 Research Design
C8986 Dissertation

I have also been a visiting lecturer in Forensic Psychology to Heriot Watt University, and I am the Psychology Module Leader for the Pre-Entry Access Course for admission to selected university degree courses within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Strathclyde Business School.

In addition, I contribute to the MSc in Mediation and Conflict Resolution offered by the Law School at the University of Strathclyde.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The Effects of Interrogative Pressure in Simulated Forensic Interviews, University of Strathclyde

Award Date: 1 Jan 2008

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Strathclyde

Award Date: 1 Jan 1999


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