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Jennifer Coe

Psychology Technician

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Jennifer Coe

T: 01473 338032
E: Jennifer.coe@uos.ac.uk

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology (University of Suffolk, 2013)

MSc Psychology (University of Essex, 2014)

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) (University of Suffolk, 2017)

PhD in Psychology (University of Essex, University of Suffolk, In Progress)

Career Overview

Jennifer Coe (MSc, BSc, MBPsS, MHBES, FHEA) is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society and is currently the Psychology Technician at the University of Suffolk, having joined the team in October 2014. Her duties involve maintaining the psychology laboratories and the psychology team’s research equipment, preparing worksheets for lecturers, creating online tests for multiple modules as well as supporting the delivery of various Social Science Research Skills, and Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis Workshops. Her role has recently developed to include the sole delivery of a lab class for the second year experimental designs and analysis module. Jennifer has also taken on a number of third year dissertation projects as a co-supervisor. 

At present Jennifer is a primary Editor for ESTRO (Essex Student Research Online) – online multi-disciplinary academic journal, for students at the University of Essex. As well as being a reviewer for SAGE Publications.

  • 2017 - SAGE Publishing Review – New edition assessment review of Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti by Susanne Friese (second edition)
  • 2018 – SAGE Publishing Review – New Edition Chapter Review for of Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti by Susanne Friese (third edition)
  • 2018 – SAGE Marketing Research Review for books on Biological Psychology and Brain and Behaviour

Prior to joining University of Suffolk Jennifer was completing her studies, as well as working for the NHS as a Clinical Support Worker in the Mental Health Setting, and as a Support Worker for people with neurological disorders, for the charity Sue Ryder.

Professional Memberships

Jennifer holds the following Professional Memberships:

•  Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society.

•  Member of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society.

•  Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Interests

Jennifer’s research interests centre on the areas of Human Behaviour, Evolutionary Psychology and Physical Attraction. She is keen to explore what makes people attractive, looking at facial masculinity-femininity, along with 'why' these are attractive traits, taking an evolutionary stance. As part of this, Jennifer is interested in seeing the impact that sexual orientation, hormones (fertility and testosterone), and level of self-perceived gender conformity has on preference of attraction. She is currently in the process of researching this in her PhD, as well as preparing some of her completed experiments for publication.

Jennifer has extensive skills both of a quantitative and qualitative nature. Jennifer’s PhD adopts a quantitative approach and recent research within the postgraduate certificate in academic practice adopted a qualitative action research approach.  Jennifer has expertise in utilising data manipulation and analyses packages such as SPSS, JMP, NVIVO and ATLAS.ti.

Publications

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.

Rawlings, V and Coe, J. (2016) Evaluation Review: MyGo’s MyLife Programme. iSEED, University Campus Suffolk, Suffolk County Council, 1-14.

Published Abstracts and Conference Presentations

Coe, J. (2016). Attractiveness: In the Eyes of the Beholder. Poster presentation at the Research and Scholarly Activity Day, University Campus Suffolk.

Coe, J. (2017). Attractiveness: In the Eyes of the Beholder. Poster presentation at the Doctoral Colloquium, University of Suffolk.

Coe, J. (2018). Attractiveness: In the Eyes of the Beholder. Oral Presentation at the Doctoral Colloquium, University of Suffolk.

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.

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. Abstract for the Child’s World Conference, Aberystwyth, July 2018.