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Dr. Roz Collings

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in Psychology (Statistics)
  • Department: Psychology

General information

Roz is a BPS Chartered Psychologist who joined the University of Northampton in January 2010. Roz previously worked as an associate lecturer at the University of Stirling whilst completing a PhD studying the Impact of Peer Mentoring in Higher Education.  

University Roles

  • Coordinator for Social Sciences Mentoring
  • Head of Year 1, Division of Psychology Chair of Psychology Ethics Committee  

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
  • Member of the British Psychological Society
  • Member for the Society of Research in Higher Education
  • Member of Associated Stress Consultants
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (application in progress)


Roz has a special interest in the teaching of research methods and statistics with 10 years of teaching experience in this area.

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Module Coordinator PSY2005: Research Methods and Statistics Module Coordinator PSY3013: Health Psychology
  • PSY1001: Psychology in Practice
  • PSY3021: Motivation and Emotion
  • Police College: Forensic Psychology
  • Dissertation Supervision

Postgraduate Teaching

  • PSYM012: Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics
  • PSYM017: Professional Practice for Primary Mental Health Workers
  • RES001: Postgraduate Research Training Dissertation Supervision  
  • PhD Student: Martin Anderson - Lie Detection Training within the Police Force


Roz's primary research interest is within the area of Higher Education. She is particularly interested in the impact of peer mentoring on student satisfaction and retention and links this with current models of retention and the first year experience in higher education literature.

Recently Roz has also become interested in aspects of motivation, engagement and academic buoyancy within compulsory and post compulsory education. Additionally Roz is in the process of developing new theories of stress that apply theories of physics and is developing a research portrfolio within the area of self-harm understanding and education.


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  1. Maunder, R., Collings, R. M. and Pourseied, K. (2018) ABL: are students ready? Workshop presented to: Removing Barriers to Inclusion: Learning and Teaching Conference 2018, Kings Park Conference Centre, Northampton, 15 May 2018.
  2. Collings, R. M. and Hill, K. M. (2018) Stats Mentors: evaluating the impact. Paper presented to: Higher Education Academy (HEA) Annual Conference 2018: Teaching in the Spotlight: Learning from Global Communities, Birmingham, 03-05 July 2018.
  3. Maunder, R., Collings, R. M. and Pourseied, K. (2018) Student engagement with active blended learning (ABL): how to ensure the dog doesn’t eat their homework. Workshop presented to: Advance HE Teaching & Learning Conference 2018: Teaching in the Spotlight: Learning from Global Communities, Aston, Birmingham, 03-05 July 2018.
  4. Clegg, H., Collings, R. M. and Roxburgh, E. C. (2018) Therianthropy: wellbeing, schizotypy, and autism in individuals who self-identify as non-human. Society & Animals. 1063-1119. (In Press)
  5. Collings, R. M., Hill, K. M. and Azoulay, N. (2018) “We were all understanding it together”. Evaluating the UoN Psychology Stats Mentor Project. Poster presented to: Images of Research 2017-2018, The University of Northampton, 31 January - April 2018.


  1. Azoulay, N., Collings, R. M. and Hill, K. M. (2017) Stats Mentor – improving the experience of statistics for Psychology students. Poster presented to: Learning and Teaching Conference 2017: Waterside in the Time of the TEF, The University of Northampton, 16 May 2017.
  2. Collings, R. M., Hill, K. M. and Azoulay, N. (2017) “I became a stats mentor because I know how daunting research methods and statistics can be”. Evaluating the stats mentor programme. In: BPS East Midlands Branch Abstract Book. Leicester: British Psychological Society.


  1. Collings, R. M., Swanson, V. and Watkins, R. (2016) Peer mentoring during the transition to university: assessing the usage of a formal scheme within the UK. Studies in Higher Education. 41(11), pp. 1995-2010. 0307-5079.


  1. Collings, R. M., Swanson, V. and Watkins, R. (2014) The impact of peer mentoring on levels of student wellbeing, integration and retention: a controlled comparative evaluation of residential students in UK higher education. Higher Education. 68(6), pp. 927-942. 0018-1560.
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