Ross Stewart

PhD Psychology

  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
Post code


In 2016 I graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with my BA(Hons) in Psychology with Sociology, before graduating from the University of Strathylde in 2017 with an MSc in Research Methods in Psychology. I am now undertaking my PhD at the University of Edinburgh, investigating personality. Specifically, I am concerned with the predictability of life outcomes from personality traits.


MSc Research Methods in Psychology

BA(Hons) Psychology with Sociology

Undergraduate teaching


Psych 1

Psych 2

Critical Analysis

Research summary

I am currently researching the predictability of life outcomes from various levels of the personality hierarchy - namely domains, facets and nuances. I have so far investigated this predictability in different samples, both within and across different cultures to identify possible differences in predictability. I also focus on specific outcomes to identify the best predictors of them.

Current research interests

Currently, I'm looking into the associations between educational attainment and personality traits.

Past research interests

I have previously looked at the role our personality plays in terms of how we perform some tasks when in the presence of others.

Conference details

I have previously presented at the ECP20 and ISSID 2023 conferences.


Poster Presentation - ECP20 (Madrid)

Verbal Presentation - ISSID 2023 (Belfast)