After graduating from the University of Hull with a degree in Psychology in 1994, I was employed by the Psychology Department’s Dyslexia Research Centre. Whilst working on a variety of dyslexia related projects at the centre and at Lucid Research Ltd, I studied for my PhD as a part-time student and completed this in 2002.
I was employed as a lecturer at the University of Hull from 1999 until 2017. The majority of my teaching was in research methods and statistics and final year options in educational psychology and educational testing, as well as project supervision within the areas of educational psychology, and sport and exercise psychology.
From 2017 until July 2020 I was self-employed, conducting a variety of research projects on a consultancy basis, primarily within education and test development, working with Government departments and test publishers.
I was an Associate Lecturer in FASS from 2008 until 2012, teaching on various psychology modules. I have been an AL in WELS since 2015, teaching Sport and Exercise Psychology.
Membership of professional bodies and roles:
My research over the last 25 years has predominantly focused on the development and evaluation of computerised educational assessments, which are widely used in schools, colleges and universities in the UK and internationally, and three were shortlisted for an international education award in 2020. I have published widely on this, and other topics, in peer-reviewed journals and presented research findings at national and international conferences.
I’m currently working on a few projects related to physical activity in informal (unpaid, familial) carers, with colleagues in the WELS faculty (Dr Jitka Vseteckova, Dr Nichola Kentzer) and the OU Carers Research group, as well as colleagues at Anglia Ruskin University:
I am part of the team developing new postgraduate qualifications in psychology.
I've been an AL in Sport and Exercise Psychology in ECYS (WELS) since 2015 (E233 / E235).
The majority of my teaching at the University of Hull was in research methods and statistics and final year options in educational psychology and educational testing, as well as project supervision within the areas of educational psychology, and sport and exercise psychology.