Dr Jennifer Coe is a Lecturer in Psychology and Deputy Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Psychology and associated degree routes at the University of Suffolk. She has been working with the Psychology team at University of Suffolk since October 2014. Jennifer was awarded Fellow status of the HEA in October 2018 and is also a chartered member of the BPS and a Member of the Human Behaviour and Evolution Society. Jennifer completed a BSc in Psychology and Criminology at University Campus Suffolk and an MSc in Psychology at University of Essex . Jennifer successfully gained her PhD in Psychology at the University of Essex and University of Suffolk under the supervision of Professor Penny Cavenagh, Dr Gerulf Rieger and Dr Rachel Grenfell-Essam in March 2022.
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Jennifer’s teaching expertise focuses on social psychology, developmental psychology, evolutionary psychology, abnormal psychology and biological psychology as well as both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Most recently Jennifer has taught on the following modules:
- Psychological Aspects of Health and Wellbeing
- Social and Developmental Psychology (Module Leader)
- Qualitative Data Analysis
- Abnormal Psychology
- Psychology of Gender and Sexuality (Module Leader)
- Psychology Project
- Forensic Psychology (Module Leader)
Jennifer is personal academic coach for Level 4, Level 5, and Level 6 students. She is also co-supervising one PhD student.
Jennifer has recently completed her PhD in Psychology at the University of Suffolk (partnered with University of Essex). Her research interests include human attraction, sexual orientation, sex typicality and theories of biological (hormonal) and evolutionary psychology in relation to attraction patterns. Jennifer is set to present at the Human Behaviour and Evolution Society part of her PhD work and is preparing two papers from this for submission to relevant journals.
Jennifer has extensive knowledge in the specialise research equipment for Psychology within the labs at UoS. She works with staff and students on several research projects within the undergraduate and postgraduate Psychology courses. She uses statistical software as well as software packages for experimental data collection such as SONA, Qualtrics, Inquisit and EPrime. She also uses experimental equipment such as EEG, EyeTracker and Neuroscan.
Jennifer has been involved in several quantitative and qualitative research projects and has recently published a case study on Action Research in the Higher Education Academy Action Research Practice Guide. She has also completed several book reviews for SAGE Publications.
Jennifer was also involved in a project commissioned by Suffolk County Council to review and evaluate the MyGo centre services for NEET young people, mental health and wellbeing and their routes into employment through a programme called MyLife. Jennifer attended and presented at ‘A Child's World’ conference in Aberystwyth, where an abstract was also published.
Jennifer recently completed an internship at the University of East Anglia as a member of the research team for the project COUAGE. This project aided the development of a research culture and community within UoS PGR students by using several activities, workshops and support sessions as well as allowed for there to be a recognition and increase in support for PGR wellbeing. Jennifer’s report was part of a wider report produced by UEA and was presented to funding bodies.
•Coe, J. (2018). Psychology staff perspectives on students’ engagement at University of Suffolk. Guide to Undertaking Action Research, Action Research: Sector Case Studies, Higher Education Academy, 14-19.
•Coe, J., and Rawlings, V. (2018) Reflective case study of the implications of children and young people exiting the education system early: NEET circumstances, low mental health and wellbeing. Presentation at the Child’s World Conference, Aberystwyth, July 2018.
Jennifer is the Executive editor of the Journal of Suffolk Student Research. The Journal of Suffolk Student Research is an online, open access, academic, peer-reviewed journal. It is dedicated to the publication of high-quality undergraduate and taught postgraduate student research undertaken by University of Suffolk students. It aims to showcase the most outstanding primary or secondary data analysis student research undertaken at the University of Suffolk. . It aims to showcase the most outstanding primary or secondary data analysis student research undertaken at the University of Suffolk. The journal seeks to promote and recognise the exceptional student research undertaken by our students by offering valuable early experience of academic publishing and the peer review process. The journal is open to the public with the aim of providing engaging content for a non-specialist readership. In addition, an annual graduate conference, open to the public, will be held to coincide with the publication of the journal volume.
If you would like to find out more about the journal please visit the journal’s website https://libguides.uos.ac.uk/journals/studentresearch.
There is also a dedicated email address for any enquires: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer holds the following Professional Memberships:
Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society
Member of the Human Behaviour and Evolution Society