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Joanne Cummings


  • United Kingdom


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Personal profile

Personal Statement

Joanne is the Class Lead and Year Tutor for 1st Year Psychology. She also teaches the Psychology of Physical Activity module and is Class Lead on the Conceptual and Historical Issues and Individual Differences in Psychology class.  Joanne designs and delivers high quality research-led teaching materials in Psychology, undertakes learning, assessment and feeback activities, and also supervises undergraduate and postgradute student dissertations. Joanne is also interested in online education and its delivery and contributed to the development of Strathclyde's Online MSc Psychology with a Specialisation in Business Conversion Programme. 

Joanne's research interests include rehabilitation following brain trauma, factors that influence perceptions of cognition, cognitive measurement, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and methodologies. She have been involved in a number of research projects with stroke survivors, with the aim of improving psychological and physical health outcomes, examples include a cycling intervention in stroke and positive psychotherapy in those with acquired brain injury.

Teaching and Leadership

BA Undergraduate Programme 

First Year Psychology Tutor, Psychology 1A and 1B Class Lead.

Honours Level Psychology of Physical Activity Class Lead.  

Online MSc Psychology with a Specialisation in Business

Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology and Individual Differences (CHIP&ID)

CHIP&ID: Modularity of Mind.

Psychobiology and Cognitive Psychology: Mapping Brain Structure to Function.

Research Design and Analyses in Psychology: Null Hypothesis Testing, Multiple Regression, and Questionnaire and Survey Design.

Committee and Group Membership

  • Board of Study 
  • Faculty Student Experience Committee
  • Faculty Course and Class Review
  • School of Psychological Science and Health Ethics Committee
  • Psychology Academic Affairs Committee
  • Psychology Student-Staff Liaison Committee
  • Publication and Pedagogy Peer Support Network
  • Stroke Research @ Strathclyde
  • Strathclyde Ageing Network (SAN)
  • NHS R&D Stroke Group

Other Committments

  • Strathclyde Psychology Alumni Network (SPAN) coordinator (twitter: @UOS_SPAN).
  • Self-assessment team member for Athena Swan.
  • Review member for Testing the Experience of Students Through Assessment (TESTA).
  • Mentor for Care Experienced students. 

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Research Output

  • 4 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution book
  • 1 Conference Contribution
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Community cycling exercise for stroke survivors is feasible and acceptable

Kerr, A., Cummings, J., Barber, M., McKeown, M., Rowe, P., Mead, G., Doucet, A., Berlouis, K. & Grealy, M., 1 Oct 2019, In : Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation . 26, 7, p. 485-490 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The effect of false positive feedback on learning an inhibitory-action task in older adults

    Grealy, M. A., Cummings, J. & Quinn, K., 8 Aug 2019, In : Experimental Aging Research. 45, 4, p. 346-356 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Prizes

    BPS Award for Undergraduate Psychology 2009

    Joanne Cummings (Recipient), 5 Apr 2009

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    • 7 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 4 Participation in conference
    • 1 Journal peer review
    • 1 Oral presentation

    The Value of Community in Support Students' Transitions Outside University

    Lizann Bonnar (Speaker), Joanne Cummings (Contributor), D.J. Robertson (Contributor), Stephen Kelly (Contributor)
    6 Jun 20178 Jun 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    PLoS ONE (Journal)

    Joanne Cummings (Peer reviewer)
    19 Sep 201629 Sep 2016

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal peer review