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).

Dr. Jonathan Hobson

Dr. Jonathan Hobson

Academic Subject Lead, Social Sciences

Environmental Sciences

I am a Political Sociologist by training, teaching across Sociology and Criminology. I specialise in issues around Globalisation and Democracy, understanding Genocide, and Restorative Justice.

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.

James Garo Derounian

James Garo Derounian

Principal Lecturer, Applied Social Sciences

Social Sciences

I specialise in research and teaching around community engagement, rural issues, and interactive approaches to teaching and learning.

Dr. Demelza Jones

Dr. Demelza Jones

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Social Sciences

I am a Senior Lecturer in Sociology. My main research and teaching expertise relates to migration, and different forms of (super)diversity and inequality.

Dr. Alexandra Sandham

Dr. Alexandra Sandham

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Psychological Sciences

I could have chosen a more direct path to becoming an academic, but I hugely enjoyed the journey and hope that now I have eventually got here, that I can use my experiences on the road as a source of inspiration.

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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.

Dr. Kerry Hughes

Dr. Kerry Hughes

Senior Tutor for the School of Natural and Social Sciences and Senior Lecturer in Psychological Sciences

Psychological Sciences

I am the Senior Tutor for the School of Natural and Social Sciences, and a Senior Lecturer in Psychological Sciences. By training and experience I am a Clinical Psychologist. My interests are in wellbeing and mental health, and I am module tutor for modules on clinical psychology, counselling and wellbeing.

Dai Jones

Dai Jones

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Psychological Sciences

I'm focussed on supporting students and providing positive learning experiences. I'm particularly interested in psychology in everyday life, and the role of psychology in society.

Dr. Charlie Parker

Dr. Charlie Parker

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Social Sciences

My research interests focus around social identities. As a qualitative researcher, my sociological interests have led me to researching transnational island communities and military communities, as well as paid carers in institutional settings.

Francesco-Pompedda

Dr. Francesco Pompedda

Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Psychological Sciences

I am a psychologist specialised in forensic psychology. I like facts (data) over words. My research interests are in the area of investigative interviews of children, and I have developed a simulator for investigative interviews of children that employs avatars and response algorithms.

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Dr. Hazel Roberts

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

Social Sciences

I am a sociologist interested in issues of community, gender, disability and the family.

Dr. Kim Schenke

Dr. Kim Schenke

Psychology Lecturer

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.

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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.

Dr. Rachel Sumner

Dr. Rachel Sumner

Senior Lecturer in Psychological Sciences

Psychological Sciences

I am an interdisciplinary health psychologist, with a focus on psychobiology. My research focuses on chronic stress, and the environmental and psychosocial determinants of hormonal and immune health.

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.