Centre Structure:

Centre Director: Professor Karen Rodham

Asst director: Dr Rachel Povey & Dr Richard Jolley

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


SL, Psychology

Emily BDr Emily Buckley


Head of the Department of Psychology

Amy BDr Amy Burton


SL, Qualitative Psychological Research Methods

DCCProfessor David Clark-Carter


Emeritus Professor of Psychological Research Methods

Helen CDr Helen Combes


PL, Clinical Psychology

Dr Mani Das Gupta

SL, Counselling & Psychology

Sarah DDr Sarah Dean

SL, Health Psychology

Justine DDr Justine Drakeford


SL, Biological Psychology

Doreen F Dr Doreen Fleet


Dr Jo Heyes


PL, Clinical Psychology

Dr Louise Humphreys


SL, Quantitative Psychological Research Methods & Statistics

Gemma HDr Gemma Hurst


SL, Health Psychology

Richard JDr Richard Jolley


Ass Prof, Psychology

Dr Samuel A. Jones


L, Quantitative Psychological Research Methods & Statistics

man_silhouette_clip_art_9510Dr Sarah Krahenbuhl


SL, Forensic Psychology

Erica LDr Erica Lucas

SL, Cognitive Psychology

man_silhouette_clip_art_9510Peter Macaulay


L, Social Psychology and Individual Differences

man_silhouette_clip_art_9510Dr Yvonne Melia


Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Alison ODr Alison Owen

L, Health Psychology

   Dr Zachary Parker

ORCID: 0000-0002-8349-2172

L, Psychopatholpogy

Rachel PDr Rachel Povey

Ass Prof, Health Psychology

RoddersProfessor Karen Rodham


Prof, Health Psychology

Sarah RDr Sarah Rose


SL, Psychology & Child Development

Helen SDr Helen Scott


PL, Clinical Psychology

Nikki SDr Nikki Street


SL, Social Psychology & Individual Differences

Dr Jennifer Taylor


L, Qualitative Psychological Research Methods

Dr Romina Vivaldi


L, Psychology

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: Dr Jade Elliott & Dr Louise Humphreys

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”

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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