Michael Lomas

Michael Lomas

Lecturer in Psychology

Office Times

Wed 13:00-15:00

Biography

I am a Lecturer in Psychology, and a member of the British Psychological Society. My professional background is teaching, and I have numerous years’ experience teaching at both Further and Higher Education institutions, having been awarded a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education. Consequentially, I have experience of lecturing a broad range of areas in psychology. I am now delighted to introduce myself as a Lecturer of the university, having now joined the school of Health Sciences on a permanent basis. I am also currently working towards a PhD. An interdisciplinary project, this combines Environmental and Social Psychology with other areas such as mental health, human geography, and urban studies. Specifically, I am exploring experiences of identity, place attachment, and mental well-being, in the context of neighbourhood regeneration. Studies of neighbourhoods and communities have highlighted the significance of the role that the physical environment plays in life and how the inhabitants of the existing community cope with the changes to their socio-spatial environment should be taken into consideration. I have also worked as Research Associate of the Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU). An award-winning research department based here at the University of Salford. Their work focuses on the broad bases of social exclusion, community cohesion and community engagement, working with marginalised invisible and underrepresented groups such as gypsy and travelling communities, the homeless, migrants and asylum seekers.

Teaching

Module Leader: Lv6 Educational Psychology, Lv5 Individual Differences, Lv4 Introduction to Individual Differences

Guest Lecturer: Psychology in Contemporary Contexts, Introduction to Research Methods, Further Research Methods, Introduction to Developmental & Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Research Interests

Exploring psychological well-being in various contexts, in order to increase understanding of issues faced by individuals and seeking to improve their quality of life.

Qualifications and Memberships

MSc, PGDE, BSc, MBPsS