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Dr Rachael Martin

Course Leader, BSc (Hons) Psychology and Associated Routes, Course Leader, MSc Applications of Psychology, Lecturer in Psychology

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Dr Rachael Martin

T: 01473 338036

M: 07561 694031

E: r.martin2@uos.ac.uk

Career Overview

Dr Rachael Martin is a Lecturer in Psychology for the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.  She is Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) and Associated Routes and the MSc Applications of Psychology.

She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has 13 years of teaching experience from levels 3 (Access) to 7 (MSc).

Rachael is a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society.

Research Interests

Rachael contributes to the Level 5 Qualitative modules. She is Module Leader for Level 6 Individual Differences, Level 7 Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment, Psychology in Practice and the Dissertation. She supervises undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and is currently co-supervising 2 PhD’s.

Rachael’s general research interests lie in the use of neuropsychology to understand human behaviour. Her specific area of interest is determining the neurological correlates of emotional disorders and to establish whether this can be modified using cognitive bias modification techniques.

Current PhD Students

Uyi Omogorie - The Influence of Unconscious Decision Making in Online Consumer Buying Behaviour: A Critical Review

Gayle Overton - Understanding the function of self-diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in adults, who have the belief of being on the autistic spectrum, within the UK population.

Publications

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

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

Conferences

2014 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

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

Other Interests

Dog-walking, swimming, music and films.