Dr Simon Cassidy

School of Health & Society

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Contact Details

Room L823 Allerton Building, Frederick Road Campus

Current positions

Senior Lecturer


Dr Simon Cassidy is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Part of the team to introduce postgraduate taught provision in psychology at Salford, Simon continues to lead the MSc Applied Psychology (Therapies) and has received the Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

Simon is the author of the Academic Resilience Scale (ARS-30) and, with colleagues at Salford and partner institutions, runs research projects and workshops focussed on gaining a greater understanding of resilience and applying this in educational contexts.

With an established track record of research in psychology and education, with topics including academic resilience, wellbeing and mental health, self-efficacy and self-regulated learning, and Higher Education, Simon provides reviews and consultancy for national and international journals and funding bodies.

Areas of Research

Psychological Resilience, Psychology & Education, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Psychological Construct Measurement

Areas of Supervision

Psychology and Education
Psychological Resilience


MSc Applied Psychology
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Educational Psychology

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • PhD Psychology and Education

  • MPhil Cognitive Neuropsychology

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology