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Dr LAURA NICHOLSON

    • 162 Citations
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    20052020

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    Research interests

    My research interests focus on the psychology of education, particularly student engagement and motivation and the variables that affect and are affected by these. I primarily conduct quantitative research but also have extensive experience of qualitative research. I am currently leading a research project investigating how GCSE students evaluate teacher messages about their exams and how this affects their academic emotions, student engagement and GCSE grades. 

    Biography

    Whilst working towards my PhD in psychology, I worked as a Sessional Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University from 2004 to 2009. I then joined the Department of Social and Psychological Sciences at Edge Hill University as a Research Assistant, in which I worked on several educational psychology projects. I also became an Associate Tutor in the same department, where I remained, on a casual basis, until 2016. I joined the research team in the Faculty of Education at Edge Hill University in October 2013. In my position as Senior Research Fellow, I conduct high-quality research, supervise PhD students, mentor academic staff with their research and serve as editor and reviewer for several academic journals. I am a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and an active member of the BPS Psychology of Education Section committee.

    Teaching

    I have extensive experience of teaching research methods, experimental design, data analysis and the psychology of education (teaching, learning and instruction) to students ranging from levels 3 to 7.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Psychology, PhD, Liverpool John Moores University

    Award Date: 11 May 2010

    Psychology, BSc, University of Central Lancashire

    Award Date: 31 Jul 2002

    Other positions

    Associate Tutor, Edge Hill University

    20 Sep 201531 Jul 2016

    Associate Tutor, Edge Hill University

    7 Jan 201231 Jul 2013

    Database Assistant (0.5 FTE), Liverpool John Moores University

    8 Jun 20082 Feb 2009

    Research Assistant (0.1 FTE), Liverpool John Moores University

    2 Sep 20073 Mar 2008

    Sessional Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University

    16 Sep 20047 Jan 2009

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    Research Output

    Cinderella academics: Teacher educators in the academy

    NICHOLSON, LAURA. & LANDER, ARVINDER., 8 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) Mentoring in higher education: Case studies of peer learning and pedagogical development. Woolhouse, C. & Nicholson, L. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Conclusion

    WOOLHOUSE, CLARE. & NICHOLSON, LAURA., 8 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) Mentoring in higher education: Case studies of peer learning and pedagogical development. Woolhouse, C. & Nicholson, L. J. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Control Beliefs of Teacher Educators regarding their Research Engagement

    NICHOLSON, LAURA. & LANDER, ARVINDER., 21 Sep 2020, In : Educational Review.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Does engagement in Forest School influence perceptions of risk, held by children, their parents, and their school staff?

    Savery, A., Cain, T., Garner, J., Jones, T., Kynaston, E., Mould, K., NICHOLSON, LAURA., Proctor, S., Pugh, R., Rickard, E. & Wilson, D., 9 Jun 2020, Outdoor learning research: Insight into forms and functions. Waite, S. (ed.). Routledge

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Emotions and instructed language learning: Proposing a second language emotions and positive psychology model

    Shao, K., NICHOLSON, LAURA., KUTUK, GULSAH. & Lei, F., 31 Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Frontiers in Psychology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Activities

    British Journal of Educational Psychology (Journal)

    LAURA NICHOLSON (Editor)

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    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Journal)

    LAURA NICHOLSON (Reviewer)

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    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching (Journal)

    LAURA NICHOLSON (Reviewer)

    2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    Cogent Psychology (Journal)

    LAURA NICHOLSON (Reviewer)

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    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    Hannah Wilkinson

    LAURA NICHOLSON (Supervisor)

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    Activity: Other activity typesResearch degree supervision