Rachel Maunder studied Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University, and then went on to study for a Phd whilst working in the Psychology department as a teaching assistant. After obtaining a PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, and completing her Phd research, Rachel then moved to the University of Warwick. She worked initially for the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth, and then moved to the Centre for Academic Practice, where she supported staff development for learning and teaching. She joined the Psychology division at the University of Northampton in 2008.
Rachel is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) (including being a member of the Division of Educational and Child Psychology and the Psychology of Education Section) and is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).
Rachel is the programme leader for BSc (hons) Psychology (Developmental and Educational).
She coordinates two modules on this degree programme:
- PSY2017 Independent Research in Developmental and Educational Psychology
- PSY3023 Educational Psychology
Rachel also teaches on MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and the MSc Applied Psychology programme.
She supervises dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and is a doctoral research degree supervisor.
Rachel specialises in the psychology of education. Her main research interests are in the field of school bullying and children’s peer relationships. She also conducts research on transitions, and students as partners in higher education. Her full research and publication profile can be accessed on PURE.
For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Rachel Maunder’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.