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Research Profile

  • 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.

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Roz Collings’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.