Janine Crosbie

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Room L825

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Current positions

Lecturer in Psychology


Janine joined the University of Salford in 2001 to develop the Biological Psychology modules for the new Psychology programmes. Since then she has taught across a range of modules. Janine enjoys supervising a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations. Her administrative roles have included admissions, programme leadership and working with partner institutions. Since 2016, Janine has represented her school on the academic regulations’ subcommittee. In 2019 she joined the school quality assurance committee. In 2018, Janine started a doctorate in education which is allowing her to explore the philosophy of education and how this impacts on policy and practice within the field of higher education. Janine has broad research interests; prior to working at Salford University she evaluated the value of medical assessment of older people prior to entry to residential care. She has collected data about what the public know about dementia, and attitudes held towards people with dementia. As Janine develops her research ideas for her doctorate she is interested in how policy impacts on practice in assessment in higher education. In keeping with her student facing interests, Janine wants to explore how these impact on students. Janine is a member of the Politics, Policy and Practice and the Mental Health and Wellbeing research groups.

Janine has module leader responsibility for Biological Psychology, Further Biopsychology and Cognition (level 5), Psychology and Health (level 6) and Drugs, Addiction and Society (level 7). To support students moving from level 4 biological psychology to level 5, Janine has developed an innovative Bio Bootcamp for students to access independently over the summer. This programme is very well received and has supported students to improve their performance at level 5. Janine supervises both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and is happy to supervise qualitative and quantitative projects. Her preferred areas are in health, education, and addiction fields; however, she interprets these broadly and welcomes other topics too.


Module Leadership:

  • Biological Psychology
  • Further Biopsychology and Cognition
  • Psychology and Health
  • Drugs
  • Addiction and Society

Supervision of dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Research Interests

  • Education
  • Practice and policy
  • Older people
  • Dementia
  • Student well-being

Qualifications and Memberships


  • B.Sc (Hons) Psychology [Northumbria University]
  • M.Sc Health Psychology [Teesside University]
  • PG Cert Teaching in Higher Education [University of Salford]


  • MBPS