Lecturer in Health Psychology; Level 5 Year Tutor BSc Psychology
Being an academic allows Rebecca to follow her passion for research alongside enthusing the next generation of undergraduates with a love for Psychology!
Reader in Health Psychology / Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead
Dr Michael Mantzios is a Lecturer in Health Psychology at Birmingham City University, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and is working on research projects that relate to obesity, eating behaviours, mindfulness, self-compassion and self-kindness.
Lecturer in Psychology
Dr Jason Martens joined the staff at Birmingham City University as a lecturer in Psychology in 2016. He previously taught and conducted research in Canada at the University of British Columbia and at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Director of Research and Enterprise and Director of Postgraduate Research Studies for the School of Social Sciences
Professor Eirini Mavritsaki chose to be academic because she is passionate for research and teaching and constantly searching for more approaches that will allow her to integrate them.
Psychology Teaching-focused Senior Lecturer, BSc Psychology Course Director
When Dr Emma McDonald completed her BSc Psychology at the University of Plymouth she had developed a passion for Psychology. She went in to teaching psychology in further education but missed research after been inspired by her dissertation.
Course Director for MSc Health Psychology, Lecturer in Health Psychology
Dr Helen McEwan academic background is in Psychology and Health Sciences; she both teaches and conducts research in the field of health psychology.
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, MSc in Forensic Psychology Deputy Programme Director
Dr Chrisa Pornari ’s decision to become an academic was driven by a desire to share her knowledge and passion about the field of Forensic Psychology, and to work alongside young people, supporting them in their academic journey.
Associate Professor in Social Psychology / Internationalisation Lead for the School of Social Sciences
Dr Panagiotis Rentzelas is an Associate Professor in Social Psychology at Birmingham City University. Prior to this appointment he was employed as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Social Psychology at the University of Essex and as a Policy Advisor/Scientific Officer for an international organisation.
Senior Lecturer in Development Psychology, Course Director Foundation in Psychology
Dr Paraic Scanlon entered the world of academia through his interest in cognitive development, how the brain grows and changes, and the impact that ageing has on that process. Paraic completed his PhD at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, in 2010 and has worked at UCL and now BCU as a researcher and lecturer.
Senior Lecturer; Co-Course Director, MSc Psychology; Mental Health and Wellbeing Co-lead
Rebecca Semmens-Wheeler joined BCU’s Psychology department in 2016 and is co-Course Director for the BPS accredited MSc in Psychology.