POST TITLE: Lecturer/Senior in Psychology
POST NUMBER: 6456
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
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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
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 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
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.
Psychodrama as a way of working experientially with clients and examining their
relationships in the world. Drugs and drug addiction.
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
Forensic psychology; in particular personality of offenders; offender profiling; rape.
Disorders of the self, diabetes mellitus, therapeutic endings.
The relationship between food intake and children’s cognition and behaviour, in particular the
effects of breakfast and snacks on children’s cognitive performance.
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Social Psychology.Trust and betrayal.
Qualitative research; epilepsy, doctor-patient relationship
Stress in hospital nursing; borderline personality disorder.
Sexual Health, Pain Management, Public Health & Health Promotion, Health related
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.
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.
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
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.
Eating disorders, disorders of the self, integrative psychotherapy and primary care