Staff Profiles: Psychology

Dr. Julie Collins

Dr. Julie Collins

Academic Subject Leader for Psychological Sciences

Psychological Sciences

Julie is the Academic Subject Leader for Psychological Sciences Subject Community, which comprises 4 BPS accredited courses: BSc Psychology, BSc Criminology & Psychology', MSc Psychology (a conversion programme), and MSc Forensic Psychology. She is a member of the BPS Undergraduate Education Committee (UEC).

Steven Baker

Steven Baker

Academic Course Leader (Psychology BSc) Senior Lecturer

Psychological Sciences

I have a broad interest in cognitive neuroscience and experimental psychology. My main interests are in decision making / intuition, emotion, and virtual reality. I enjoy using state of the art technology to research psychological phenomena, and regularly use these technologies in my teaching.

Dr. Kim Schenke

Dr. Kim Schenke

Psychology Lecturer and Academic Course Leader – MSc Psychology

Psychological Sciences

I am a social neuroscientist who researches the processes involved in social interactions. This ranges from investigating how we make action predictions about others, to the experiences of social anxiety, to imitation behaviours.

Dr. Rachel Sumner

Dr. Rachel Sumner

Academic Course Leader (Health Psychology MSc), Senior Lecturer

Psychological Sciences

I'm a psychobiologist interested in ways that psychological experiences can change immunity and health. My research focuses on chronic stress, and the environmental and psychosocial determinants of hormonal and immune health.

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Dr. Graham Edgar

Professor of Psychology and Applied Neuroscience

Psychological Sciences

I became a psychologist by accident, but have never regretted it. It's given me the opportunity to study a range of fascinating topics (perception, human error, brain activity, emotion) in a range of fascinating settings all over the world.

Kerry John-Rees

Dr. Kerry John Rees

Senior Lecture in Psychology

Psychological Sciences

I have been Senior Tutor and Academic Course Leader for three distinct courses: Psychology, Psychology and Sociology and Criminology and Psychology.

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Dr. Matthew Sitch

Lecturer in Psychology

Psychological Sciences

I have keen interests in the psychology of physical activity and other health behaviours. Along with this I research social networks and the influence that relationships have on our lives.

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Dr. Danielle Stephens-Lewis

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Psychological Sciences

Danielle Stephens–Lewis is a critical health psychologist, with a particular interest in the health outcomes surrounding sexual violence, domestic abuse and child sexual exploitation. Danielle has interests surrounding both perpetration and victimisation.

Josie Truscott

Josie Truscott

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Psychological Sciences

I've always been curious about why people do what they do and am intrigued by 'closed worlds' with their own culture and ways of operating.