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Dr Rachael Martin

Course Leader, MSc Applications of Psychology

RachaelMartin

Dr Rachael Martin

R.Martin2@UOS.AC.UK

01473 338036

Career Overview

Dr Rachael Martin is a Lecturer in Psychology for the School of Psychology and Education. She is a very experienced Lecturer having taught in higher education since 2007 at the University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College and the University of Suffolk.  Rachael is currently applying for Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. Her ethos is that all knowledge should be accessible to ensure students can maximize their potential.

Rachael is an expert in Cognitive Neuroscience with a focus on emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression. Her research explores the neurological activity underpinning emotional disorders with the aim of being able to offer effective interventions in the form of cognitive bias modification or other neurofeedback techniques.

Rachael is Course Leader for the MSc Applications of Psychology and delivers the Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment and Dissertation modules.

Research Interests

Mental Health and Well-being, Mindfulness, Cognitive Bias, Cognitive Bias Modification. Cognitive neuropsychology in clinical populations: specific brain activity related to emotional disorders which may contribute to susceptibility or resilience to such disorders and whether or not this can be mediated through Cognitive Bias Modification or neurofeedback techniques. 

Qualifications

(University of Essex)

Doctor of Philosophy – ‘‘Do personality traits influence the neural and cognitive response to emotion?”.

MSc Psychology

(Suffolk College)

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology

Professional Memberships

Currently applying for:
Charted membership (CPsychol) of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Publications/Presentations

Martin, R., Fox, E. and Cooper, N. (in prep) ‘Individual differences in brain reactivity to emotional faces’  Emotion

Martin, R., Fox, E. and Cooper, N. (in prep) ‘Alpha asymmetry as an endophenotype for emotional disorders’ Neuropsychologica

Martin, R., Fox, E. and Cooper, N. R. ‘Alpha asymmetry as an endophenotype for anxiety’  Presented at the UCS Research Colloquium in Ipswich, June 2014

Gilbert, T., Martin, R. & Coulson, M. (2011) ‘Attentional biases using the body in the crowd task: Are angry body postures detected more rapidly?’ Cognition and Emotion 25(4), 700-8

2011   Martin, R., Fox, E. and Cooper, N. R. ‘Do personality traits influence the N2pc response to emotional expressions?’ Presented at the UCS Research Colloquium in Ipswich, June 2011

2011   Martin, R., Fox, E. and Cooper, N. R. ‘Do personality traits influence the N2pc response to emotional expressions?’ Presented at the Expert Meeting on Emotional Attention: Bottom-up and Top-down influence of emotion on attention in Ghent, Belgium January 2011