Research Output per year
I joined the School of Psychological Sciences and Health at Strathclyde in January 2015 as a research associate and moved to a teaching associate role in 2017. I completed my PhD in social cognition/gender processing in language at the University of Sussex, my MSc in Psycholinguistics at the University of Edinburgh and my undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology at University College Cork.
At Strathclyde, my primary roles involve class leadership of two third year modules (Cognition; Research Methods and Data Analyses) and the fourth year dissertation classes (single and joint honours). I also contribute to teaching on other modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level (both face-to-face and online) and I am third year tutor for the BA Psychology.
My research is in the areas of social cognition and language processing. I am interested in automatic stereotyping and prejudice with a focus on identifying strategies to overcome the activation and application of such biases. Most of my past research has focused on occupational gender biases (e.g. spontaneous inference making that a builder is male and a nurse is female), though I have also examined biases in relation to race, disability, age and deafness. More recently, I am also interested in the use of technology in teaching and its relation to student engagement.
I teach on the below modules:
C8304 Cognition (Class leader)
C8321 Research Methods and Data Analyses (Class leader)
C8426/C8427 Psychology Dissertation single and joint honours (Class leader)
C8201 Cognition and Neuropsychology
C8928 Research Design (for the MSc in Research Methods in Psychology)
C8984 Psychobiology and Cognitive Psychology module (for the online MSc in Psychology with a specialisation in Business)
I supervise up to ten students each year across UG and MSc level (both online students and on-campus students). Projects typically centre on stereotyping and prejudice, with students encouraged to identify specific areas they are interested in within these topics.
Implicit rather than explicit threat predicts attentional bias towards Black but not Asian faces in a White undergraduate populationKelly, S. W., Finnegan, E. & Kalla, K. K., 26 May 2018. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster
Testing the effects of explicit and implicit bidimensional attitudes on objectively measured speeding behaviourMcCartan, R., Elliott, M. A., Pagani, S., Finnegan, E. & Kelly, S. W., 30 Mar 2018, In : British Journal of Social Psychology . 22 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Activities per year
Performance-related feedback as a strategy for overcoming automatic gender stereotypes in the short and long termEimear Finnegan (Speaker)
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk