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Dr Alex Marchant

Dr Alex Marchant

marchaa4@lsbu.ac.uk

Psychology

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I am a Senior Lecturer in Psychology within the Division of Psychology and the School of Applied Science at London South Bank University (LSBU). I have a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, a Masters in Research Methods for Psychology, and I completed an ESRC-funded PhD in the area of visual attention and perception from Goldsmiths, University of London.

I am consistently rated as an outstanding lecturer by students at LSBU. I won the student nominated ‘Outstanding Lecturer’ award in 2017 (university-wide) and in 2016 (within the School of Applied Sciences). I have also been Highly Commended (shortlisted in the top three nominees) in the university-wide ‘Outstanding Lecturer’ award in multiple years (2016, 2017, 2018, 2022 – the award did not run in 2020 or 2021). I am also regularly nominated for other teaching awards, including ‘Innovation in Teaching’, ‘Outstanding Supervisor’, and ‘Outstanding Student Support’.

I predominantly teach quantitative research methods and statistics to students at undergraduate, masters, and PhD level. I am particularly interested in the pedagogy surrounding teaching statistics and I undertake research to better inform my teaching practice. This research has highlighted the diversity present within the student cohort at LSBU and has helped me develop a variety of learning support strategies specifically targeted at how best to support LSBU students learn about, and value the importance of, research methods and statistics. I have presented my research findings and examples of best teaching practice at national conferences.

Following my PhD in visual perception and attention, I have continued to research visual cognition within applied settings, as well as investigating the cognitive and social factors involved in eating behaviours as a member of the Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research (CABR). I have supervised PhD students in numerous areas, including emotion and food preferences, cognition and dyslexia, binge eating, the impact of the ‘sugar-tax’, and attitudes and preferences to remote working.

Courses taught

Psychology - MSc

Psychology - BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Dr Sara PalmieriDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Ms Clair BrennanDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Charles MensahExecutive functioning, time perception, and prospective memory in adults with dyslexiaPhD
Ms Kateryna ChiiachenkoDoctoral Research ProjectPhD

Awarded in the last 5 years
Miss Stella MearnsThe Emotional Decision Maker: exploring the role of affect in sweet food choicePhD
PhD

Goldsmiths, University of London

2006
2011
MSc Research Methods for Psychology

Goldsmiths, University of London

2005
2006
BSc (Hons) Psychology

Goldsmiths, University of London

2002
2005
British Psychological Society
2018
Advance HE
2015