About

I am a PhD Researcher who is currently carrying out research in Educational Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University in the School of Built Environment.

My undergraduate degree was in Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University which I completed in July 2016. I always had the goal of getting onto a PhD and had originally planned to go into A-Level teaching until I was contacted by the programme leader of Psychology, Dr. David Mcilroy, offering me a chance to pursue a PhD at Liverpool John Moores University under the supervision of Dr. Alison Cotgrave in the School of Built Environment.

My PhD research involves the creation of an assessment tool to measure student learning gain, specifically looking at STEM undergraduate students. I have also took on various positions as both a voluntary and paid research assistant which have ranged from forensic to health psychology. The current research assistant position being with Dr. Laura Mirams on a touch perception project. I was also a research assistant to Dr. Jennifer McLaughlin, looking at students expectations of their personal tutor. I have also worked with her on her Risks of Domestic Homicide project. I have also worked with Dr. Laura Mirams previously on a project involving face health judgement. I have also been involved with an internship at my university researching student and staff perceptions of research ethics and training to be used to create a new module.

In 2017 I received associate fellowship to the higher education academy and will be starting a PGCert in October 2017. I have taught in both workshop and lecture settings.

I decided to create this website not only to share my publications and research but also to share experiences during my PhD journey and to interact with other academics. Not only this but I wanted to share the books I am reading and ones which I enjoyed. I want to share all my tips and tricks, things which I searched for during my education and afterwards.