Dr Simon Cassidy is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Programme Leader for the MSc Applied Psychology (Therapies). His areas of teaching include psychology in contemporary contexts and the psychology of education and he is a recipient of the Vices Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
Research projects include investigating how social identity can explain the proliferation of mobile phone use and its associated health impact and how self-regulation and self-efficacy impact on education, performance and Internet use. Current projects involve the psychology of resilience and exploring cognitive style through brain imaging and eye movement. He has published in prestigious international journals of health and educational psychology and worked with the prominent American psychologist Robert J. Sternberg on the recently published Handbook of Intellectual Styles. Simon is a Chartered Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.