Dr. Simon Cassidy

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Room L823

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Biography

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 research

Psychological Resilience, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Education, Information Processing Styles, Construct Measurement

Teaching

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.

Research Interests

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

Qualifications

  • PhD Psychology and Education
  • M.Phil Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • B.Sc (Hons) Psychology

Memberships

  • Chartered Psychologist
  • Chartered Scientist
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy