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Dr LAURA NICHOLSON

    • 109 Citations
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    20092019
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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

    Psychology, BSc, University of Central Lancashire

    External 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 2009 2019

    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Emotions in Classroom Language Learning: What Can We Learn From Achievement Emotion Research?

    Shao, K., Pekrun, R. & NICHOLSON, LAURA., 21 Aug 2019, In : System.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    emotion
    classroom
    language
    learning
    language acquisition

    Engaging students for their GSCEs: The role of teacher messages and student emotions

    NICHOLSON, LAURA., PUTWAIN, DAVID. & KUTUK, GULSAH., 12 Sep 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    emotion
    teacher
    student
    structural model
    student teacher

    Expectancy of Success, Attainment Value, Engagement, and Achievement: A Moderated Mediation Analysis

    Putwain, D., Nicholson, L., Pekrun, R., Becker, S. & Symes, W., 17 Jan 2019, In : Learning and Instruction. 60, p. 117-125

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    mediation
    Values
    primary school
    Students
    interaction

    We should just be told to try our best

    NICHOLSON, LAURA. & PUTWAIN, DAVID., 16 Apr 2019, In : The Psychologist. p. 38-41

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    secondary school
    student
    mental health

    Activities 2009 2019

    PhD Thesis

    LAURA NICHOLSON (Examiner)
    5 Apr 2019

    Activity: Examination typesExamination

    Research (Organisational unit)

    LAURA NICHOLSON (Member)
    2019 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Department of Research (Organisational unit)

    LAURA NICHOLSON (Member)
    2019 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Educational Psychology (Journal)

    LAURA NICHOLSON (Member of editorial board)
    2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    British Psychological Society (BPS) Education Section Conference

    LAURA NICHOLSON (Member of programme committee)
    14 Sep 201815 Sep 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...