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									                                                          JOB DESCRIPTION

POST TITLE:                                                  Lecturer/Senior in Psychology

POST NUMBER:                                                 6456

GRADE:                                                       7/8a/8b

RESPONSIBLE TO:                                              Dean of School

LOCATION:                                                    School of Social Sciences & Law

JOB PURPOSE:                                                 To contribute to teaching, research and related
                                                             professional activities in the Psychology Section of
                                                             the School of Social Sciences & Law


1. To teach modules in psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

2. To teach in an area of specialism, and to contribute to undergraduate and post graduate
   teaching in either abnormal psychology, forensic psychology or research methods.

3. To contribute to the teaching of other modules and courses in the School.

4. To mark and assess student work, obtain student evaluations and undertake course

5. To undertake research and professional development, including writing for publication
   and applying for grants.

6. To care for the pastoral needs of students including counselling, welfare and guidance.

7. To supervise students undertaking dissertations.

8. To participate in the administrative processes of the School and the University, including
   module and programme leadership.

9. To participate in marketing and School College liaison activities which promote the
   programmes within the subject group.

10. To participate in staff development and appraisal processes.

11. To undertake other duties commensurate with the post that may be required from time to

Additional Information

We are seeking an enthusiastic, well-qualified and research active colleague to contribute to
our teaching and research profile.

The section delivers a strong portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that
are BPS accredited:
 BSc Psychology
 BSc Forensic Psychology
 BSc Psychology & Counselling
 BSc Psychology & Criminology
 BSc Psychology & Education Studies
 BSc Sport & Exercise Psychology
 MSc Health Psychology
 Doctorate Counselling Psychology
 MSc Forensic Psychology

The overall ethos of the research undertaken in the psychology section is best described as
applied psychology with its focus upon health, cognitive, forensic and social fields. A summary
of staff research and practitioner interests is presented overleaf.

Whilst we welcome applications from candidates with specialisms in any area of psychology,
an ability to contribute to teaching in the areas of either, educational psychology or abnormal
psychology at advanced level would be an advantage. Candidates will also be expected to
contribute to the research profile of the section and engage in relevant external activities in
order to maintain up-to-date professional experience in the discipline. Successful candidates
will also be able to contribute to the administrative work of the section and promote curriculum
development commensurate with their areas of expertise. A postgraduate qualification or
completion (or near completion) of a relevant PhD is therefore desirable. You will facilitate
student learning, supervise student projects, assess student work and undertake course

For an informal discussion please contact Mark Simpson Acting Dean, e-mail:

University of Teesside Psychology Section: Staff Research/Practitioner Interests

Staff Research/Practitioner Interests
Dr Maggie Allison
Psychological impact of physical health issues, cardiac rehabilitation and anger
Jan Anderson
Housing and health; pregnancy; social exclusion; sexuality; Student experience of higher
education, in particular issues around assessment, feedback, motivation, personal
development planning (PDP) and emotional intelligence (EI).
Dr Sue Becker
Discursive psychology; ethnomethodology; institutional texts. Social psychology; in particular
child contact and the social construction of deathwork.
Daisy Best
Psychodrama as a way of working experientially with clients and examining their
relationships in the world. Drugs and drug addiction.
Helen Brookes
Related research interests include the development and underlying brain mechanisms of
basic mathematical skills and the relationship between innate numerical competencies and
higher and developing mathematical ability.
Dr Graham Dean
Visual working memory, visual imagery, spatial ability; false memory formation.
Dr Glynis Gardiner
Death and dying, understandings of counselling
Dr Amanda Gavin
The Experimental Analysis of Behaviour, attitudes and attitude change. Implicit associations
and behaviour. Behavioural tests as diagnostic tools with both clinical and forensic
Dr Ali Guy
Women and fashion; young people's attitudes to sexuality; disability and health
Dr Ann-Marie Harrision
Victoria Heckels
Forensic psychology; in particular personality of offenders; offender profiling; rape.
Sarah Hirst-Winthrop
Disorders of the self, diabetes mellitus, therapeutic endings.
Jeanet Ingwersen
The relationship between food intake and children’s cognition and behaviour, in particular the
effects of breakfast and snacks on children’s cognitive performance.
Cath Kenny
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Social Psychology.Trust and betrayal.
Stephanie Kilinc
Qualitative research; epilepsy, doctor-patient relationship
Judith Milne
Stress in hospital nursing; borderline personality disorder.
Ellen Mulholland
Sexual Health, Pain Management, Public Health & Health Promotion, Health related
behavioural change.
Dr Kazuyo Nakabaysashi
Visual and verbal factors affecting encoding and recognition of faces, implicit and explicit
processes involved in face recognition, and how this may change with increasing age.
Gavin Oxburgh
Forensic psychology, specifically investigative interviewing, the use of emotional language in
interviews, sexual offending per se, the impact of prior acquaintance with victims of crime on
subsequent offender interviews, child protection and domestic violence.

Jill Richmond
Self-conscious emotions of guilt and shame, anxiety and depressive disorders, cognitive
distortions of offenders including moral reasoning, moral behaviour and moral
disengagement, as well as other aspects of psychology such as the self.
Dr Alessandro Soranzo
Visual perception
Katherine Swainston
Health psychology
Dr Zoe Thomas
Long term and enduring mental health problems, particularly disorders of the self, childhood
sexual abuse and has research interests in lesbian and gay psychology and therapeutic
Prof Paul van Schaik
Psychology of human-computer interaction including virtual reality & health applications;
cognitive ergonomics; computer-based learning; technology acceptance; psychology of
Prof Anna van Wersch
Health psychology; education; social psychology.
Allan Winthrop
Eating disorders, disorders of the self, integrative psychotherapy and primary care


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