Judith Marshall

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Dr Judith  Marshall BSc (Hons); PGCE(FE); MSc; PhD; CPsychol; AFBPsS; FHEA

Lecturer in Psychology

Tel: 01792 482013
E-mail: judith.marshall@uwtsd.ac.uk

  • Lecturer: Social Psychology; Lifespan Developmental Psychology; Individual Differences; Qualitative Research Methods
  • Admissions Tutor
  • Module leader
  • Academic Support Tutor
  • Level Six Year Tutor
  • Undergraduate Dissertation supervisor
  • PhD supervisor

I studied Psychology, Linguistics, Phonetics and Phonology for my BSc (Hons.) Psychology and Communication degree.

On completing my PGCE (FE) qualification at Cardiff University in 2001, I became a full-time psychology lecturer in Cardiff University, School of Social Sciences, teaching at both undergraduate and Master’s level. During this time, I was also part of the PGCE (FE) course teaching team.

I then enrolled at Cardiff University as a full-time ESRC-funded postgraduate student to achieve my Master’s in Research Methods degree and then my PhD.

In 2008, I joined Trinity University College, Carmarthen to jointly write and deliver the first Psychology degree course at this university. In 2012 I transferred to the Psychology team at Swansea Metropolitan University during the process of Trinity Carmarthen, Swansea Met and Lampeter Universities combining to form UWTSD.

As part of the programme team at UWTSD, I contribute to Psychology module delivery and assessment, and research supervision on both the Swansea and Carmarthen campuses.

  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • Chartered Psychologist
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Full member of Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology
  • Full member of BPS Social Psychology section
  • Full member of BPS Developmental Psychology section
  • Full member of Welsh Branch BPS
  • Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD)

Text: British Psychological Society – Chartered Psychologist. Image: the outline of Psyche from Greek mythology holding an oil lamp.

My primary teaching areas are:

  • Social Psychology, Lifespan Developmental Psychology, and Individual Differences, with a strong focus on societal and cultural influences on making sense of human development and difference.
  • Qualitative Research Methods.

Current PhD supervision topics:

  • Popular music musicians active during 1976 to 1979: negotiating identity over time in a post-modern globalised world. 
  • An ethnographic exploration of artists’ own digital avatars in the age of social media.

MPhil external examiner

I am a social psychologist who uses mainly qualitative methods.  My main research interests lie at the intersection of the individual and the social.

  • How people make sense of new phenomena and periods of transition by drawing upon historical and cultural understandings in communities to construct knowledge and manage identity.
  • The ways in which embodied knowledge, skills, and practices impact upon identity formation.
  • The power of social and physical locales to constrain and facilitate the ways in which people are able to engage with education and imagine futures in education and work.

My current research is an interdisciplinary study undertaken with a colleague from the School of Education and Humanities:

‘Late Diagnoses of Specific Learning Differences: Managing Identity and Engagement’

PhD: ‘Imagining Futures in Changing Locales’

Qualitative methods and analysis, including interviewing, focus groups, photo-elicitation methods, mobile methods, mixed methods.

Davies, SMB, Lohmann-Hancock, C., Welton, N, Sutton, L, McKnight, G, Fletcher- Miles, J, Jones, S, Williams, D., & Marshall, J. (2014). Perceptions of Poverty: A Study of the Impact of Age on Opinions about Poverty. Carmarthen: Pennath.