Lizann Bonnar


  • United Kingdom

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Assessment and feedback, work-based learning, education for sustainability.


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Personal Statement

I joined Psychology at Strathclyde in September 2004, following a MA (Hons) and PhD in Psychology at the University of Glasgow. My PhD was in cognitive psychology, specifically visual attention.  Although my research background is in quantitative research methods, I have recently enjoyed learning about and using qualitative methods with students, in one project to develop an understanding of children's experiences of doing Parkrun, and another on the psychological impact of food poverty. Current research projects with students are in the area of student mental health.

In addition to my role in the School of Psychological Sciences and Health, I am Vice Dean Academic in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. I am interested in education for sustainable development, and transforming teaching, learning and assessment so that students and graduates develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to respond to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.

Teaching Interests

At undergraduate level, I am class leader for the final year C8437 Psychology Work Placement class, and supervise several honours and MSc dissertation projects each year. Prior to taking up the role as Vice Dean Academic (.5), I was class leader for C8321 Research Methods and Data Analysis, and also taught on Introduction to Research Design and Analysis (C8203), and research methods classes on three MSc programmes: MSc in Research Methods in Psychology, MSc Clinical Health Psychology, and the online MSc Psychology with a specialistion in *Business (conversion). 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow

Master of Arts, University of Glasgow

External positions

External Examiner, Psychology Department, Heriot-Watt University

Sep 2016Aug 2020

Member of Undergraduate Education Committee, British Psychological Society (The)

Oct 2015Sep 2021

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  • Prizes

    Best Overall Teacher

    Lizann Bonnar (Recipient), 2012

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    Passion for the Subject

    Lizann Bonnar (Recipient), 2011

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  • Activities

    No-one left behind: Student inclusion, diversity and social justice

    Lizann Bonnar (Speaker)
    19 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Various representatives

    Lizann Bonnar (Host)
    29 Apr 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an external, non-academic visitor