Staff Profiles: Dr. Kerry John Rees

Kerry John-Rees

Staff Profile: Dr. Kerry John Rees
Senior Lecture in Psychology

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.


I am interested in non-conscious psychological processes that influence individuals' goal pursuit and decision making. My particular interests are social values (e.g. freedom), emotions, attitudes, wellbeing, persuasion and identity. I work in research and applied settings.



Membership of professional bodies

British Psychological Society CPsychol

Teaching and research


Research methods

Social Psychology

Health Psychology

Forensic Psychology


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


I have researched a range of topics. These include, the relationship between social values, dietary choices and wellbeing, virtuous leadership and somatic markers implicated in decision making. I am also working in applied settings investigating self-identity in specific groups of people with health issues and the wellbeing of paid and unpaid carers supporting two groups of people; those with intellectual disabilities and those with dementia.


External responsibilities

I have provided media interviews.

I have worked on Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and as a consultant.

Subjects for media interviews

Wide ranging including:



Social media

Wellbeing in carers

Social identity


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