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Rebecca Cockshaw

Learner Support Officer

Faculty/Dept/School School of Social Sciences
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Telephone +441274 236763


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.

Learner Support Office Hour

To arrange a meeting please book via the Virtual Office.


Teaching highlights

Lab support: 

Year 1

Brain and Behaviour 

Conceptual Issues in Psychology and Mental Health 

Thinking Psychologically at Bradford

Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology 

Year 2

Social Psychology 

Psychobiology and Neuroscience

Cognitive Psychology

Further Research Methods in Psychology


Research Methods in Psychology 

Advanced Research Methods in Psychology

Social Psychology

Psychobiology and Neuroscience

Other support includes:

Drop-in support sessions for statistics, SPSS, and report writing help (Year 1, Year 2 and MSc)

Officer hour support for year 1 and year 2 students (Module support)

Office hour support for 3rd year project students and MSc students (Creating experiments, questionnaires and analysis support)

Outreach support (Open Days, Applicant Visitor Days, School/ College taster days)

Technical Support

Maintenance of psychology laboratories and equipment

Lab and equipment booking

The running and management of the Psychology Research Participation System (SONA Systems)

Administrator and support for the UoB Psychology Gorilla Experiment Builder research platform

Maintenance of Psychophysiological recording software and equipment (Biopac)

Experiment generation for Psychology modules and research projects (E-Prime v.2.x, v.3 and Gorilla Experiment Builder)

Creating equipment and software help guides/ videos

Maintenance of the Psychometrics database

Psychology software support (SPSS 28, PsychoPy, E-Prime, Gorilla, JISC Online Surveys)