Dr Simon Cassidy
Dr Simon Cassidy is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Programme Leader for the MSc Applied Psychology (Therapies). His areas of teaching include psychology in contemporary contexts and psychology and education. He is a recipient of the Vices Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Research projects include investigating how social identity can explain the proliferation of mobile phone use and its associated health impact and how self-regulation and self-efficacy impact on education, performance and Internet use. Current projects involve the psychology of resilience and exploring cognitive style through brain imaging and eye movement. He has published in prestigious international journals of health and educational psychology and worked with the prominent American psychologist Robert J. Sternberg on his latest publication Handbook of Intellectual Styles. Dr Cassidy is a Chartered Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
Areas of teaching include psychology in contemporary contexts, psychology and education and project supervision. He is a recipient of the Vices Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
Current projects involve the psychology of resilience and exploring information-processing/cognitive style using combined methods of psychometrics, brain imaging and eye movement. Previous projects have included investigating how social identity can explain the proliferation of mobile phone use and its associated health impact and how self-regulation and self-efficacy impact on education, performance use of technology.
Qualifications and Memberships
- Chartered Psychologist
- Chartered Scientist
- Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- PhD Psychology and Education
- M.Phil Cognitive Neuropsychology
- B.Sc (Hons) Psychology
Paintain, E., & Cassidy, S. (2018). First-line Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic Approaches. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 18(3), pp. 237-50.
Cassidy, S. (2016). The Academic Resilience Scale (ARS-30): A New Multidimensional Construct Measure. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(1787), pp.1-11.
Cassidy, S. (2016). Virtual Learning Environments as Mediating Factors in Student Satisfaction. Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 5(1), pp.113-123.
Cassidy, S. (2015).Resilience Building in Students: The Role of Academic Self-Efficacy. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(1781), pp.1-14.
Berry, K., & Cassidy, S. (2013). Emotional Labour in University Lecturers: Considerations for Higher Education Institutions. Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2(2), pp.22-36.
Cassidy, S. (2012).Exploring individual differences as determining factors in student academic achievement in higher education, Studies in Higher Education, 37(7), pp. 793-810.
Cassidy, S. (2012).Intellectual Styles: Measurement and Assessment. In: Sternberg, R J & Zang, L & Rayner, S (eds.), Handbook of Intellectual Styles: Preferences in Cognition, Learning, and Thinking, Springer Publishing Co., NY, USA, pp.67-89.
Cassidy, S. (2011). Self-regulated learning in higher education: Identifying key component processes. Studies in Higher Education, 36(8), pp.989-1001.
Kitching, J & Cassidy, S & Eachus, P & Hogg, P. (2011). Creating and Validating Self-Efficacy Scales for Students. Radiologic Technology, 83(1), pp.10-19.