Allan McGroarty


  • United Kingdom

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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

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.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Strathclyde

Bachelor of Arts, University of Strathclyde

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Research Output 2007 2018

speech therapy
Speech Therapy
Drug Therapy
3 Citations (Scopus)
124 Downloads (Pure)

Coping strategies, self-esteem and levels of interrogative suggestibility

Bain, S. A., McGroarty, A. & Runcie, M., 1 Mar 2015, In : Personality and Individual Differences. 75, p. 85-89 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Self Concept
Theoretical Models
Regression Analysis


Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Awards 2012

Allan McGroarty (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Other distinction


Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Awards 2014

Allan McGroarty (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Other distinction