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Mrs Rebecca Cockshaw

PositionPsychology Learning Support Officer
LocationRichmond Building, E6
Telephone+44 (0)1274 23 6763

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

Lecture/Lab support:

  • Quantitative Research Methods lab classes (Stage 2)
  • Introduction to Research Methods lab classes (Stage 1)
  • Methodological Issues and Qualitative research (Stage 2)
  • Social Psychology (Stage 2)
  • Cognitive Psychology (Stage 1 and Stage 2)
  • Psychology of Learning and Study (Stage 1)

Other support includes:

  • Drop-in support sessions for statistics, SPSS, and report writing help (Stages 1 and 2)
  • Drop-in support sessions for online portfolios and general e-learning issues (Stages 1 and 2)
  • Drop-in support sessions for 3rd year project students (Creating experiments and analysis support) (Stage 3)
  • Outreach support (AS level taster days, ACCESS visits, Applicant Visitor Days)

Administrative Responsibilities

Technical Support

  • Maintenance of psychology laboratories and equipment.
  • Lab and equipment booking 
  • Video and audio editing. 
  • Maintenance of Psychophysiological recording software and equipment (Biopac). 
  • Experiment generation (E-Prime v.1.x and E-Prime v.2.x). 
  • Creating and maintaining the Division of Psychology website
  • Maintenance of the Psychometrics database
  • Software support (SPSS 22, MSOFFICE 10, NVIVO 10)
  • The running and management of the Research Participation System
  • Maintaining the Division of Psychology alumni social networking site. 
  • Maintenance of the psychology laboratory PC cluster and psychology teaching PC cluster (E84)


I have a First class honours degree in Psychology (GBC accredited). Previously, I have conducted research on cognition and drink driving at Leeds University. I have also had experience as a Research Assistant at the University of Bradford working on a project which focussed on the effect of e-portfolios on reflection and metacognition. I have been employed as a psychology learning support officer at the University of Bradford since September 2008. I am thoroughly enjoying my post as it involves supporting undergraduate (BSc) and post-graduate(MSc) students in lab based teaching sessions, help sessions and office hours. I also provide technical assistance for both staff and students.



  • Marks, G., Hartley, P. & Durrans, R. (2010) "Developing the Use of Group Work in Undergraduate Psychology Degrees". Poster presented at the Higher Education Academy Psychology Learning and Teaching Conference, 30 June - 2 July, Edinburgh Napier University.
  • Durrans, R. & Lawton, R. (2009). Drink Driving: The Effects of Alcohol on Cognitions and Emotions. Health Psychology Update, 18, pp.16-21.

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