2008 - 2013 PhD "Mood, Emotive Content, and Reasoning"
2007 - 2008 MSc Psychological Research Methods, Distinction
2004 - 2007 BSc (Honours) Psychology, 1st Class
I regularly work with R, SPSS, AMOS, Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, and Powerpoint. I've also used MLwiN, E-Prime, Visual Basic, Dreamweaver and other Adobe creative suite applications, Google drive applications, and LaTeX for data collection, analysis, and dissemination of my work.
I have used and developed a range of assessment and psychometric measures, am WASI trained, apply and adapt quantitative analysis techniques on a daily basis, and have experience of qualitative methodologies including interviewing, focus groups, and transcription.
Lecturer in Assessment Psychometrics, University of Plymouth Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (Faculty of Health), continuing from my previous role, as well as managing the Psychometrics Team, supporting assessment and research across the medical, dental, dental therapy and hygiene, physician associate, clinical education, and diagnostic radiography programmes. Research on assessment, equality, and integration, among other topics, as well as additional work in the areas of clinical skills, simulation, and rehabilitation, and projects funded by medical and dental regulators.
Senior Assessment Psychometrician, University of Plymouth Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (Faculty of Health); see above.
Lecturer in Psychology, Plymouth University. Teaching Social Psychology, Environmental Psychology, and Critical Thinking, as well as statistics and research methods.
Appointed as an Editor of the PsyPAG Quarterly. Voluntary research consultancy on an NHS service evaluation of the input of Clinical Psychologists to a paediatric diabetes team. Working as a Research Assistant with the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry.
Conducting WASI assessments on members of an Autism support group in Plymouth as part of an ongoing research project; Working as an assessor for OCR.
Providing voluntary research consultancy and support for an ongoing NHS research project based around a sex-offender treatment programme and its effectiveness.
PhD research into the effects of emotion from a range of sources on reasoning tasks; Teaching statistics and research methods to undergraduate psychology students at the University of Plymouth; Marking and assessment across a range of topics and methods.
Masters dissertation on the effects of mood and content in syllogistic reasoning.
Undergraduate dissertation project on the effects of assessment anxiety on reasoning.
Assisting with teaching maths and science at The William Allitt Secondary School as part of the Student Associate Scheme with Exeter University.
Undergraduate and Postgraduate representative, liaising with fellow students, staff, and programme committees
Working as a member of a support team for new students to Burton College as part of an initiative to improve completion rates on AS and A2 courses.
Voluntary teaching work in Stanton Primary School.
Memberships and Affiliations
British Psychological Society, Chartered Member (CPsychol)
Higher Education Academy, Fellow (FHEA)
Academy of Medical Educators, AoME
Association for Medical Education in Europe, AMEE
Association for Dental Education in Europe, ADEE
Association for the Study of Medical Education , ASME
International Association for Dental Researchers, IADR
British Society for Oral and Dental Research, BSODR