Centre Structure:

Centre Director: Professor Karen Rodham

Co-directors: Dr Robert Dempsey & Dr Rachel Povey

Academic Staff

Please click on the profile pictures to view more information about members of the Staffordshire Centre for Psychological Research:

claire BDr Claire Barlow

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Emily BDr Emily Buckley

Head of the Department of Psychology

Amy BDr Amy Burton

Senior Lecturer in Qualitative Psychological Research Methods

DCCProfessor David Clark-Carter

Emeritus Professor of Psychological Research Methods

Helen CDr Helen Combes

Principal Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Dr Mani Das Gupta

Senior Lecturer in Counselling & Psychology

Sarah DDr Sarah Dean

Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology

Dr Robert DempseyRob D

Senior Lecturer in Psychology & Mental Health

Justine DDr Justine Drakeford

Senior Lecturer in Biological Psychology

Dr Alexa Guy

Lecturer in Developmental Psychology

Dr Jo Heyes

Principal Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Dr Louise Humphreys

Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Psychological Research Methods & Statistics

Gemma HDr Gemma Hurst

Lecturer in Health Psychology

Dan JDr Daniel Jolley

Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology

Richard JDr Richard Jolley

Associate Professor in Psychology

man_silhouette_clip_art_9510Dr Sarah Krahenbuhl

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Erica LDr Erica Lucas

Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology

Alison ODr Alison Owen

Lecturer in Health Psychology

Rachel PDr Rachel Povey

Associate Professor in Health Psychology

Helena PDr Helena Priest

Principal Lecturer in Clinical Psychology Research Methods

RoddersProfessor Karen Rodham

Professor of Health Psychology

Sarah RDr Sarah Rose

Senior Lecturer in Psychology & Child Development

Helen SDr Helen Scott

Principal Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Heather SDr Heather Semper

Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology

Nikki SDr Nikki Street

Lecturer in Social Psychology & Individual Differences

Dr Jennifer Taylor

Lecturer in Qualitative Psychological Research Methods

Associate Members

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Prof Neil Coulson Dr Daniel Masterson Mark Ware

PhD Students

man_silhouette_clip_art_9510Sonia Begum

Supervisors: Dr Rachel Povey, Dr Christopher Gidlow & Dr Naomi Ellis

Thesis Title: The design, development and evaluation of a diabetes prevention programme

man_silhouette_clip_art_9510Angela Bonner

Supervisors: Professor Marc Jones & Dr Michael Batashvili

Thesis Title: Investigating the relationship between glucose-regulation and cognitive processing

man_silhouette_clip_art_9510Sian Calvert

Supervisors: Dr Robert Dempsey & Dr Rachel Povey

Thesis Title: Applying the social norms approach to improve dietary behaviours amongst high school students

man_silhouette_clip_art_9510Darel Cookson

Supervisors: Dr Daniel Jolley, Dr Robert Dempsey, & Dr Rachel Povey

Thesis Title: “The role of social norms in reducing belief in conspiracy theories”

Doreen FDoreen Fleet

Supervisors: Dr Mani das Gupta & Dr Amy Burton

Thesis title: Investigating the use of sand-tray with adult clients in short-term Person-Centred Therapy

Tina Hamilton

Supervisors: Dr Robert Dempsey & Professor Eleanor Bradley (University of Worcester)

Thesis Title: A critical analysis of adult safeguarding practices in NHS mental health trusts

Claudia Lega

Supervisors: Dr Christopher Gidlow, Dr Naomi Ellis, & Dr Gemma Hurst

Thesis title: Natural environments, stress and cognitive functioning

HeadshotEmma Roberts

Supervisors: Dr Louise Humphreys & Dr Sarah Krahenbuhl

Thesis Title: The role of attention and negative emotion in the production of false memories

Tanya Schrader

Supervisors: Dr Daniel Jolley & Dr Sarah Krahenbuhl

Thesis Title: Investigating the darker side of conspiracy theories: aggression, violence and injustice


Centre Alumni

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