Rachel Hagan
PhD student
Email: r.r.hagan@2019.ljmu.ac.uk

University Profile


I achieved a First Class Honors degree in Applied Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University (2017) and an MSc in Psychological Research Methods at the University of Liverpool (2018). I then secured a BBSRC/Glaxo Smith Kline Case award funded PhD Scholarship at LJMU in 2019, under the supervision of Dr Susannah Walker, Professor Francis McGlone and Dr Ralph Pawling. My research is focused on using a combination of behavioural and physiological measures in order to gain a fuller understanding of the sensory, cognitive and emotional mechanisms engaged during oral multisensory processing, and how these shape our behaviour.


In addition to my academic studies, I have gained significant empirical research experience working as a Research Assistant on a variety of experimental psychology projects at LJMU. This provided me experience and skills in administering both behavioural and physiological measures, working with a variety of populations including adults and school-aged children. Since September 2017, I have been employed as a sessional support tutor in the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies. This role requires the organisation and delivery of support classes in Research Methods and SPSS, and the delivery workshops on the Policing Foundation course. I have also assisted in the organisation and presentation of lectures for 30+ MSc students within the same department.

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Director of studies: Susannah Walker

Supervisors: Francis McGlone, Ralph Pawling

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