Dr Jessica Diaz
Lecturer in Psychology
Jessica is a lecturer in Psychology with a particular interest in cognitive neuroscience, focusing on human perceptual learning and neural plasticity, decision-making, and cognitive development. She also has an interest in how the brain processes numerical information and how this could link to dyscalculia. Jessica...
Dr Tanisha Douglas
Assistant Lecturer in Psychology
Dr Tanisha Douglas is an expert in behavioural psychology, specialising in exploring how people cope with stressful experiences and the impact of these approaches on mental and physical health. After completing her PhD at Swansea University, Tanisha trained as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in Reading, where she...
Dr Sophie Drennan
Lecturer in Psychology; Co-Course Director, MSc Psychology
Dr Drennan is a biopsychologist who has a particular interest in the nature of stress and how physiological processes impact individual emotions, cognitions and subsequent coping strategies.
Dr Deborah Earnshaw
Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Course Lead for BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology
Dr Deborah Earnshaw has been a lecturer in Psychology with BCU since December 2017, and taught at the University of Derby both on-campus and online during her postgraduate degrees.
Dr Helen Egan
Reader in Health Psychology
Helen gained her PhD in Health Psychology, became a Research Fellow in Mental Health and then worked in the NHS before coming to BCU in 2011.
Dr Richard Fereday
Lecturer in Psychology
D r Richard Fereday was motivated to become an academic as a means of explaining the diversity of human behaviour . To this end, he studied psychology in order to understand the mental processes that underlie overt behaviour .
Dr Olga Fotakopoulou
Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology
Olga is a developmental psychologist and is interested in human development from birth to adolescence with a special interest in socio-cognitive, emotional and pro-social development. She has worked as a researcher of children’s development since 2004 and as a counsellor in various educational and clinical settings.
Dr Silvia Fraga Dominguez
Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
Dr Silvia Fraga Dominguez decided to pursue academia because she wants to conduct research that can have a positive impact and enjoys sharing the most up-to-date research findings with students.
I am passionate about researching and teaching in psychology to uncover new knowledge and disseminate this to students. I am particularly interested in cognitive psychology and researching language and memory.
Julia Gillies-Wilkes is an accredited psychotherapist working in private practice.