Teaching at the University of Chester
In my ten years as an academic I’ve taught a variety of topics in psychological science. These range from introductory modules on the history of psychology, through philosophy of science and research methods, to the evidence base of psychological therapies. My teaching is currently focussed on the undergraduate psychology degree at the University of Chester (I’ve included module codes and titles for our current and prospective students’ benefit):
- Introductory behavioural psychology (PS4010, Core Topics in Psychology)
- The psychology of gender and sexual orientation (PS5500, The Psychology of Community, Identity & Diversity)
- Research methods, relational frame theory, positive psychology and coaching psychology (PS6005, Recent Developments and Trends in Psychology)
- Health behaviour change and psychological aspects of ill health (PS6015, Health Psychology)
- Research dissertation supervision (PS6001 for undergraduates, PS7012 for postgraduates)
- MRes, MPhil & PhD supervision (see Postgraduate Research Students page)
I really enjoy getting out from the behind my desk and telling other people about the work I do. In addition to regularly attending and speaking at scientific conferences, I’m also happy to talk to smaller groups, in either formal or informal settings. I’ve recently presented research seminar at various universities (Bangor, Wales; St Andrew’s, Scotland; Leeds Beckett, England; McGill, Canada; Sydney, Australia), and hospital, charitable and third-sector organisations (CanTeen, Australia; Cancer Council Queensland, Australia; Countess of Chester NHS Trust, England; St Mary’s Hospital Research Centre, Canada). Guest lecturing at other universities is also great fun, and in the past couple of years, I’ve had the opportunity to lecture to clinical psychology trainees at Griffith University (Australia) and to postgraduate research students at McGill University (Canada).
In late 2016 I was invited to give my Inaugural Professorial Lecture at the University of Chester and you can watch a video recording of that here. I’ve recently started to build my portfolio of public speaking too, having presented public lectures at the University of Chester, Cancer Council Queensland, the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, Australia and at University College Hospital, London. I’d love to do more of this, so if you’re looking for an expert speaker in my broad areas of expertise, please do get in touch.