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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 am also the Course Leader for the MSc Psychology course. 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 cognition within applied settings, as well as expanding my research using mixed-methods. I have supervised PhD students and research assistants in numerous areas, including cognition and dyslexia, emotion and food preferences, binge eating, attitudes and preferences to remote working, statistics anxiety and self-efficacy, and most recently issues surrounding safeguarding Transgender and gender non-conforming young people.

Courses taught

Psychology - MSc

Psychology - BSc (Hons)

Psychology (Child Development) - BSc (Hons)

Psychology (Clinical Psychology) - BSc (Hons)

Psychology (Forensic Psychology) - BSc (Hons)

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mr Nate RaeDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Dr Sara PalmieriMetacognition in Binge Eating DisorderPhD
Ms Kateryna ChiiachenkoFactors linked to employees’ preferences for teleworking: a mixed-methods study of UK employees.PhD

Awarded in the last 5 years
Mr Charles Agyepong MensahEXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS, TIME PERCEPTION AND PROSPECTIVE MEMORY IN ADULTS WITH DYSLEXIA PhD
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
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
PSL2324-0048 APS_R&E Work_Croydon Safeguarding Children PartnershipAPS_R&E Work_Croydon Safeguarding Children PartnershipCo-InvestigatorCroydon CouncilOPEN SubmittedDec 2023
British Psychological Society
2018
Advance HE
2015

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The Metacognitions about Binge Eating Questionnaire (MBEQ): investigation of the association between specific metacognitions and Binge Eating Disorder
Palmieri, S., Mansueto, G., Marchant, A., Sassaroli, S., Caselli, G., Ruggiero, G. M. and Spada, M. (2023). The Metacognitions about Binge Eating Questionnaire (MBEQ): investigation of the association between specific metacognitions and Binge Eating Disorder. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. 30 (4), pp. 780-794. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2839

Reducing human error in the quality control checking of fresh produce labels
Smith-Spark, J., Katz, H. B., Wilcockson, T. D. W. and Marchant, A. P. (2022). Reducing human error in the quality control checking of fresh produce labels. in: W. F. Lai (ed.) Food Packaging: Safety Management and Quality Nova Science. pp. 307-321