Senior Teaching Coordinator
Room F.12, Psychology Building
- 7 George Square, Edinburgh
- Post code
- EH8 9JZ
Please email me, if you are unable to make this slot.
Semester 1 - Every other Thursday from 9:30am to 10:30am.
Semester 2 - Every other Thursday from 9.30 am to 11.00am.
Please email me to book a slot for qualitative support.
NB: Qualitative research support is for undergraduate and postgraduate students, but priority is given to Year 4 dissertation students.
I joined the Department in September 2019 as a Teaching Fellow.
I received my doctorate in Social Psychology in 2012 from the Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University. Under the supervision of Professor Michael Billig, I investigated the annual celebration of the April Revolution in the Portuguese Parliament using mostly qualitative research methods.
Prior to that, I undertook a master’s degree in Social Psychology at ISCTE-IUL (Lisbon). There, under the supervision of Professor Maria Benedicta Monteiro, I studied blatant and subtitle forms of prejudice in Portuguese children with experiments. I also worked as a young quantitative researcher in Social Psychology at the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS-University of Lisbon) and CIS-IUL (Lisbon). At ICS, under Professor Jorge Vala's leadership, I investigated political attitudes and infra-humanization in the Portuguese population. I also worked as a University Teacher at Loughborough University, Leicester University and NTIC-Nottingham Trent University.
Academic Year of 2022/23
Year 1: Contribution to Doing Psychology (Psychology 1B)
Year 2: Contribution to Doing Psychology (Psychology 2B)
Year 3: Contribution to Qualitative Methods in Psychology (QMiP); contribution to Critical Analysis (CA)
Year 4: Dissertations in Psychology (supervision); Contribution to Psychology Tutorial Course
Academic Year of 2022/23
Qualitative Methodologies in Psychological Research (QMiPR) (Course Organiser)
Open to PhD supervision enquiries?
My research interests revolve around investigating traditional social psychological topics as discursive actions using a rhetorical/discursive psychology approach.
I have worked and published with Professor Michael Billig (Loughborough University) on the topics of self-persuasion in party politics, misrepresenting reality (with political data and data from the Seduction Community or PUAs), politicians manipulating texts and multi-party audiences, countering political manipulation, politicians remembering and forgetting/repressing the national past, and sexist language habits. I have also worked and published with Dr Sue Widdicombe (The University of Edinburgh) on studying self-identity in Psychology.