Hi, I’m Jess!
I’m a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Leeds Beckett University, UK.
A bit of background…
I completed my doctoral research at Leeds Beckett University in 2017, with the thesis titled Constructions of Gender and Humour in Technology Work: A Feminist Poststructuralist Analysis. Prior to this, I completed my BSc (Hons) in psychology at Sheffield Hallam University, and worked as a software engineer for a company providing clinical software to the NHS and other organisations.
Very broadly speaking, I’m interested in critical feminist psychology, qualitative research, and technology.
If you want to get specific, I’m super into Internet memes. No really though. Get me talking about memes and we’ll be here all day.
I currently teach on the undergraduate and postgraduate psychology courses at Leeds Beckett University, including both our onsite and distance learning provisions. I cover a range of topics within psychology, mainly focusing on qualitative research methods, social psychology, and dissertation supervision. I created and lead our Level 5 elective module in cyberpsychology, and have also worked as a distance learning tutor in psychology for the Open University.
Other Fun Stuff…
I serve on the BPS Psychology of Women and Equalities Section (POWES) committee, previously managing the social media and web presence of the section, and currently working as conference lead for the annual POWES conference. Between 2013 and 2017, I worked as co-editor of the International Society for Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP) newsletter and blog.
Outside of all this, I love digital art, photography, faffing about with code, and endless cups of tea. Oh, and my adorable chihuahua Buffy!
Get in touch!
I’m always up for chatting to new people about fun projects, ideas, sharing papers… whatever!