I am a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, serving on the committees of the Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers of Psychology (DART-P) and the Northern Ireland branch. I am a qualified psychological test user for Occupational testing (Ability and Personality) and hold the Level 2 European Test User Certificate. I am also a Fellow of Higher Education Academy. Within the School of Psychology, I am Course Director for the BSc(Hons) Psychology and BSc(Hons) Psychology with Professional Placement Programmes.
I was awarded a PhD in 2014 for my thesis entitled 'On the Relationship Between Intelligence and Inhibitory Control: Individual Differences in Cognitive Chronometry', supervised by Dr. Colin Cooper. I have worked as a Research Fellow with the Improving Children's Lives Initiative at QUB, investigating the development of non-cognitive factors and their influence on literacy and numeracy outcomes with Professor Carol McGuinness.
I am a member of the International Society for Intelligence Research, International Society for the Study of Individual Differences and the British Society for the Psychology of Individual Differences.
My research interests include human intelligence and cognitive ability, cognitive development, educational attainment, metacognition, quantitative methods and psychometrics. I am especially interested in methods for analysing reaction time. I also have pedagogical research interests including the use of student response systems in the classroom and student engagement.
School of Psychology
PSY1008 Foundations of Psychology (Perspectives in Individual Differences)
PSY1009 Introduction to Methods in Psychology [Module Co-ordinator] (Conceptual Issues of Methodology, Complex Experimental Designs, Visualising Data, Correlation)
PSY2065 Core Psychology I (Individual Differences: Psychometrics, Personality, Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence; Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology: Metaphors, Development of Concepts, Abnormality, Concepts of People Versus Population).
PSY2066 Core Psychology II (Psychology for Employability: Psychometric Testing in Recruitment)
PSY2067 Psychological Methods (Reliability & Validity, Sampling and Power, Factor Analysis, Linear Regression, Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling)
PSY7093 Methods, Design and Analysis in Psychology (Survey Designs and Questionnaires, Reliability & Validity, Sampling and Power, Factor Analysis, Correlations and Linear Regression)
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biological Science
MED2015 Concepts in People and Populations (Peoples Strand: Cognitive, Physical, Social and Emotional Development, Physical and Sensory Disability, Intelligence, Perception, Memory, Language and Personality)
Personal Tutor - Levels one and two
Thesis Supervisor - Level three, MSc Psychology Conversion
Positions of Responsibility
Course Director for BSc Psychology and BSc Psychology with Professional Placement
School Academic Offences Committee Chair
Previous Undergraduate Teaching:
PSY1002 Introductory Psychology 2 (Inferential Statistics)
PSY1004 Thinking Critically About Popular Psychology (Personality, Intelligence and Learning Styles)
PSY2056 Research Methods and Statistics (Longitudinal Methods)
The bright side of dark: Exploring the positive effect of narcissism on perceived stress through mental toughness
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster
British Psychological Society
Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.17 SNIP 0.299
Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.65 SJR 1.245 SNIP 1.093
Journal: Specialist publication
Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.72 SJR 1.382 SNIP 1.117
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work types › Editorial activity
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited or keynote talk at national or international conference
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Contribution to conference papers, events and activities