Teaching

My approach to teaching

I’m interested in learner-centred approaches to teaching and learning that are informed by appropriate research in psychology and education. I’m an advocate for active learning and I aim to embed appropriate theory throughout my teaching practice in creative and innovative ways.


Teaching experience

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant & Seminar tutor, The School of Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Nottingham (2021-present)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant & Laboratory Demonstrator, The School of Psychology, The University of Nottingham (2019-present)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant & Laboratory Demonstrator, University of Nottingham Graduate School (2018-19)

See here for more information on my current employment, and here for more information on my previous employment.


Undergraduate project co-supervision

2020-2021

Project title: ‘Can age predict differences in children’s task-switching ability?’.

I co-supervised an undergraduate medicine student as they conducted an online research study. The study used a novel web-cam based eye-tracking method to capture the direction of children’s saccades.


Project title: ‘Investigating the relationship between task-switching and self-reported impulsivity’.

I co-supervised two undergraduate psychology students as they conducted an online research study. The study used a novel web-cam based eye-tracking method to capture the direction of participants’ saccades.


Completed training courses

  • Becoming a Student Assistant: Teaching and Mentoring, University of Groningen
  • Innovative Teaching: Engaging Adult Learners with Active Learning, The University of Padova and the University of Georgia
  • Coaching in Education: Addressing the Need for Deep Communication, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Feedback for Learning: Implementing Formative Assessment, National STEM Learning Centre
  • How To Teach Online: Providing Continuity for Students, FutureLearn

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Teaching Awards

  • British Psychology Society DART-P/PsyPAG Teaching Award 2021, BPS DART-P /PsyPAG (July, 2021)
  • Highly commended in the “Postgraduate Teaching Award” category at the international Tri-Campus Awards 2021, Researcher Academy, University of Nottingham (May 2021)
  • Laboratory Demonstrator of the Year Award (2nd place), School of Psychology, University of Nottingham (December 2020)

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Self-produced teaching and learning resources

  • Psych + Neuro 101 – online learning resources for psychology and neuroscience (aimed at the general public).

Relevant conference attendance


Other related activities

  • Member of The European Society of Psychology Learning and Teaching (ESPLAT)
  • Peer reviewer, Postgraduate Pedagogies Journal (2021-present). See here for more information.
  • Peer reviewer, Psychology Teaching Review (2021-present). See here for more information.
  • I was interviewed about my research for the Biological Psychology first-year undergraduate-module in 2021. The interview will be used in the module to give students an insight into real biological psychology research. My blog, “Psych + Neuro 101” is also used as an example of effective public engagement writing during the module.