I am a PhD student who has experience and training in teaching at an undergraduate level.
My teaching style would depend on the learning style of the student (e.g. if they are more suited to a listening style of learning, I would ensure that I included plenty of verbal content in my lessons, if they are more visual, I would be sure to give them diagrams to support the concepts that I am teaching).
I have a friendly and empathetic style of teaching- we have all been in the position of not understanding something at one point, and I will aim to ensure that they gain a firm understanding of the topics that I teach.
I will also base lessons around helpful studying tips and help with exams/course work.
I am a PhD researcher with teaching experience at an undergraduate level. I spent last semester teaching a module on statistics. As part of my PhD, I have undertaken a post graduate module in statistics and research methods, for which I received a mark of 80%. I also have an excellent understanding in other areas of psychology from my time studying it during my undergraduate degree and A level. My independent research project focuses on psychological fatigue.
I also hold a First Class BSc Honors degree in psychology with history. I also hold A levels in history, psychology and drama and 11 GCSEs including maths, English and science.
I am passionate about teaching and would approach any teaching job with a friendly attitude. As part of my university teacher training, I learnt about different learning styles and I would ensure that I taught my student with a style that would help them the most.
My work experience includes two years spent at the Civil Service as a Higher Executive Officer.
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I am a first year PhD student at the University of Hull undertaking an industry focused psychological study into fatigue in the workplace. I hold First Class undergraduate degree in Psychology with History (Bsc Hons) from the University of Chester. I have a wide range of diverse work experience which has especially allowed me to develop skills in business, research and education.
Education & Qualifications
University of Hull 2017 – present (expected completion: 2021)
Course: Psychology PhD Research Project (full time)- The Impact of Psychological Fatigue in the Offshore Wind Industry
Modules completed: Research Methods for Post Graduates (80%), Research Data Management (96%), Research Integrity (pass), The Modern Researcher (pass)
University of Chester 2012- 2015
Course: Psychology with History BSc
Grade Attained: First Class Honours
Modules included: Understanding the Mind (Cognitive psychology), Social and Individual Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Biological Psychology and Research methods and skills.
Beverley High and Grammar Joint Sixth Form 2010-2012
A Levels: History (B), Psychology (C) and Theatre Studies (C) AS in Law
Beverley High School 2005-2010
11 GCSEs at grades A-C including English and maths
Additional Qualifications and Awards
Fully trained in first aid – University of Hull
Three full days of training and assessment passed in October 2017.
Passport to University Teaching Course- University of Hull
Completed a teaching course in October 2017 at the University of Hull which allows me to undertake work as a PhD teaching assistant.
Civil Service Local Leadership Development Course- Civil Service Local North West
A year-long course, which involved working on a team with members of the wider civil service. Our task was to design and execute a project which would publicise the civil service as an employer and have a positive social impact. We designed a campaign to promote a career in the civil service to secondary school pupils. This involved liaising with local schools, presenting to students and holding an interactive stand at careers events. The project received excellent feedback from both schools and our assessors at Civil Service Local.
Chester Excellence Award- University of Chester
Received in January 2015 as recognition of the wide range of extra-curricular work which I undertook during my time at university, including: working in various paid roles for the university, volunteering in the local community, having an active committee role in the psychology society, being a student academic representative and representing and promoting the university to the public.
Student Employee of the Year Valedictory Award- University of Chester
I received this Valedictory Award as my employer felt that I had made an outstanding contribution to the workplace in my role as a Destinations of Higher Education Telephone Assistant. This award was presented to me in a ceremony which celebrated the university's '100 best students' at the end of the academic year.
Safeguarding Children Course- Cheshire Young Carers Trust
Undertaken in October 2014 in order to begin youth support volunteer work for the
Cheshire Young Carers Trust.
October 2017- Present (expected completion- July 2018)
Research Assistant- University of Hull; University of Radbound (Netherlands)
‘An experimental investigation of the impact of job-demands on physical activity behaviour’
Assisted in the design and execution of an experimental study in the relationship between mental and physical fatigue and its impact on health/ exercise behaviour.
I will be listed as a contributor to the paper once it is published.
October 2014- May 2015
Undergraduate Dissertation Project- University of Chester
'Age Differences in the Perception and Recognition of Child Sexual Abuse'.
For my final year dissertation project, I investigated the pressing social issue of child sexual abuse. In particular, I considered the factors which may prevent members of the public from recognising and reporting child sexual abuse and whether there were any differences between age groups. This was a qualitative research project in which I asked participants to provide free-formed answers to questions about various scenarios. I used thematic analysis to reach my conclusions.
I received a First Class Honours grade.
Research Assistant- University of Chester Psychology Department
This was a paid role undertaken during my second year at university. I was responsible for investigating student’s opinions of an electronic teaching aid which was trialled in lectures. I independently managed participant recruitment, conducted and transcribed interviews as well as undertaking thematic analysis on interviews and writing a comprehensive report of my findings. I presented my findings to the psychology department and they used the information in order to decide whether the teaching aid would be invested in for future use.
January- April 2014
Technology Developer and Research Assistant – University of Chester
I was responsible for independently designing a web platform on which university staff could log their professional development. As this was a pilot project; I was required to conduct research in order to evaluate the web platform. I did this by conducting focus groups and producing a comprehensive report.
April 2018- Offshore Wind Connections, Hull, UK
January 2018- University of Hull Life Sciences Conference, Hull, UK
Presented a poster of my planned PhD project.
January 2018- Health and Safety in Renewable Energy, Glasgow, UK
Presented my PhD research plan as part of a team of researchers undertaking projects in Human Factors in the Offshore Wind Industry.
June 2018 – Global Offshore Wind Conference, Manchester, UK
I was asked to speak in the ‘Empowering People’ section of the conference. My talk focused on explaining the concept of psychological fatigue. I then emphasised why is a potential concern for safety, health and wellbeing. Finally I spoke about how my research intends to address this and present potential solutions for fatigue management in the Offshore Wind Industry, with a view of improving health, safety and wellbeing.
July 2018 – Physical Work Environment Conference, University of Portsmouth, UK
Invited to present a poster of my intended research. My focus was on how physical working environments impact on psychological fatigue and what this could potentially mean for health, safety and wellbeing.
September 2018 – European Academy for Occupational Health, Lisbon, Portugal
Presented my PhD research plan as part of the ‘Young Doctoral Showcase’.
I have undertaken a variety of work roles in a broad range of occupational settings. My business experience, including occupational psychology consultancy work and financial investigation for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) provides a strong foundation of business skills. This foundation will enhance my ability to engage with participants in field-based research settings and support a practical understanding of how to operate in real-world settings.
January 2018 – Present
Psychology Demonstrator- University of Hull
I lead regular workshops for a research methods (statistics) module teaching undergraduate students.
The aim of these workshops is to help students develop skills in designing their own psychological studies and to acquire relevant statistical knowledge.
Some of the main focuses of the workshops include:
Non parametric statistics
November 2016 – September 2017
National Minimum Wage Compliance Higher Officer (Caseworker) - Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
I was promoted to the role of Higher Officer, meaning I investigated large businesses and worked on technical cases. I was also responsible for taking a leadership role within my team.
January – November 2016
National Minimum Wage Compliance Officer (Caseworker) - Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
This role involved investigating various businesses to determine whether they were paying the correct national minimum wage to their workers. I gained experience in conducting in-depth interviews and analysing financial records.
August 2015- December 2015
Business Development Executive (Psychological Services) - AQR Ltd
My role combined business development with psychological research. In particular, I gained experience in the following:
Running training sessions on how to conduct ‘Mental Toughness’ testing.
Promoting the use of questionnaires and scales (psychometric testing) to public and private sector businesses around the world.
Designing bespoke psychometric testing programmes for a variety of businesses and public sector organisations.
October 2014- June 2015
Marketing and Administration Assistant- University of Chester Health and Social Department
I was responsible for the marketing of the Health and Social department to students, academics and to other departments. I mainly used social media platforms and the organisation of departmental conferences to fulfil my aims. In addition to this, I assisted with some high profile research projects in the department by transcribing and consolidating qualitative interview data.
November 2013- March 2014
Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey: Telephone Assistant
University of Chester
Involved communicating with graduates over the phone and persuading them to fill in a government issued survey. I worked in this role during my second and third years of university.
July- September 2014
Recruitment Consultancy Intern: Page Personnel Finance (Michael Page)
I worked on a summer internship at an international recruitment consultancy company where I specialised in financial recruitment.
May- June 2014
Project Support Assistant- AQR
AQR is a business which specialises in creating, developing and selling psychometric tests based around Occupational Psychology. The five week placement involved various tasks in administration, product development, sales and marketing.
July 2013- October 2013
Administrative Support Assistant - Beverley Community Lift
Gained key skills in administration working in an office environment for a charity which works to greatly enrich the lives of the elderly and disabled within the community.
July – September 2013
Full Time Nanny- Dr Helen Tiseld
I cared for two children, aged ten and thirteen, during their summer holidays. My particular focus in this role was to organise and facilitate educational and enjoyable activities for the children to undertake during their break from school.
March 2013- May 2014
Charity and Promotions Secretary- Chester University Psychology Society
Responsible for the organisation and overseeing of charity fund-raising events.
October 2013- May 2014
Secondary School Mentor – Blacon Secondary School, Chester
I undertook one to one mentoring sessions with students in years seven, eight, and nine who were experiencing difficulties in their academic and home lives. I provided academic and pastoral support.
September 2013- June 2014
Student Academic Representative- University of Chester
Liaised with students and university staff as a representative of the student body in order to bring about positive changes for student’s academic experiences.
March 2013- October 2013
Support Volunteer- Cheshire Young Carers Trust
I acted as a leader in a regular support group for young people aged between nine and sixteen who had caring responsibilities for family members.
November 2012- June 2013
Educational Support Volunteer- National Waterways Museum
I led educational activities and museum tours for large groups of children and young people.
My personal interests include health, fitness and wellbeing. I completed the Chester marathon and half marathon, as well as the Manchester half marathon. I am currently learning Italian in my spare time and have a full, clean UK driving licence.
Dr Fiona Earle- Academic Supervisor- University of Hull
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Perfect! Stefi has been invaluable to me throughout my studies, with amongst other things, proof reading, discussing ideas and helping me with the general flow of my work. I have really enjoyed working with Stefi, Highly recommend her as a tutor. I have been incredibly happy working with her.
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