Rene Mottus


  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room S4, Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
Post code


  • I am available at most times. Just pop into my room (S4) or drop me an email to arrange a meeting.


I completed my BSc (2003), MSc (2005) and PhD (2009) in the University of Tartu, Estonia.

Having also worked as a clinical psychologist in a psychiatry clinic, I decided to fully  embark on an academic career.

Between 2010 and 2013, I was a post-doctoral researcher (and senior researcher) with the University of Edinburgh Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology.

In 2013, I started as a lecturer in the Department of Psychology.

Undergraduate teaching

I am teaching on human personality.

Consultation hours

I am around most of the time. Just pop in or send me an email to arrange a meeting.

Postgraduate teaching

I am teaching MSc core course on intelligence.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Areas of interest for supervision

For both undergraduate and postgraduate students, I offer supervision topics related to human personality.

Current PhD students supervised