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Me....

 Andy McCarthy  CPsychol

 Chartered Psychologist (BPS)

 

 DBS (formerly CRB) Checked (Enhanced)

 Past Examiner with AQA-A

 Over 17 years psychology teaching experience

 

 GCSE - GCE - IB - Access to HE - Degree

       Qualifications:

     Pg Cert: "Teaching Psychology" (Staffordshire).

·    BSc (Hons) "Social Psychology" (Kent).

·        Cert: Applied Social Sciences (merit), Christ Church.

·        Cert: Comparative World Religions (merit), Christ Church

     Professional Membership:

Chartered Psychologist, The  British  Psychological Society (#83757)

 

National Committee member,  The Association for the Teaching of Psychology (ATP)

Associate member EFPTA (European Federation of Psychology Teacher's Associations)

Member, International Council of Psychology Educators (ICOPE)

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     Lectureships/Teaching (current):

Lecturer (Psychology), School of Psychology, Sociology and Politics, Canterbury Christ Church University

Hillcrest Revision Conferences / Fleet Tutors / Tutor Hunt etc

Private 1-2-1 Psychology Tuition

 

    Recent employment including:

 Lecturer (Psychology), University of Kent

 Head of Psychology, Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Faversham Kent

Head of Psychology, Kent College Independent School, Canterbury Kent

  

 

 Some recent publications:

  Books/Resources

·        A guide to ethics in practical research activities for pre-tertiary psychology teachers and students. ATP (2015):  Morag Williamson with contributions from: Dorothy Coombs, Deb Gajic, Helen Kitching & Andy McCarthy

  • 'Teaching Psychology in the United Kingdom'. Handbook and Abstracts / Ed. Prof Victor Karandashev. – Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation. 2002. – 134p
  • AQA GCSE Psychology, Module One, Units 1-5: ‘A Complete Teaching Resource’. McCarthy & Lech (2012). Hamilton House & Classroom Resources Ltd (ISBN: 978-1-84671-498-6)
  •  AQA GCSE Psychology, Module Two, Units 6-10: ’A Complete Teaching Resource’. McCarthy & Lech (2012). Hamilton House & Classroom Resources Ltd (ISBN: 978-1-84671-507-5

  • AQA GCE Research Methods for Psychology: ’A Complete Teaching Resource’. McCarthy A.P. (2013). Hamilton House & Classroom Resources Ltd (ISBN: 978-1-84671-552-5)

     

 

  Papers/Articles

  • 'Towards a new understanding of Schizophrenia: An aetiological discussion, a case for two distinct disorders and a suggested revision of the ‘Dopamine Hypothesis’.    (July 2004, Rev 2007), Journal for the Teaching of Psychology  (ISSN: 0305-7607)
  • AS re:sits: To do or not to do, that is the question?   (February  2007), Journal for the Teaching of Psychology  (ISSN: 0305-7607)
  • What is validity and reliability?   (October  2007), Journal for the Teaching of Psychology  (ISSN: 0305-7607)
  • Familiarised voice recognition: intra-modal repetition priming, and a cognitive model of voice recognition processing' (European Journal of Psychology, 2010).
  • Pre-pubic Anorexia as an addiction: a discussion document (June  2010), Journal for the Teaching of Psychology  (ISSN: 0305-7607) and online.
  • Is Local before Global a Universal Scene Perception? Cross-Cultural Differences in Visual Organization (Submitted 2010: European Journal of Psychology)
  •  McCarthy, A. & Lech, A. (June 2011). The Matrixication of Reality. Journal for the Teaching of Psychology (ISSN: 0305-7607) and online.
  • McCarthy, A & Lech, A (2012). Situational Factors, Social Influence and Extremes of Human Behaviour. Journal for the Teaching of Psychology (ISSN: 0305-7607) and online
  • McCarthy, A & Lech, A (2012). Milgram Revisited: The Maryland McDonalds Strip Hoax. ATP Today (ISSN: 0305-7607) and online
  • McCarthy, A & Lech, A (2013). The rubber hand illusion extended: A new challenge to your perception. ATP Today (ISSN: 0305-7607) and online 

 

     

Associate Teacher

Agnes Lech

Experiened teacher/lecturer: A levels, Access to HE and Degree Level

 PhD in Psychology                                                UNIVERSITY OF KENT

 Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education          UNIVERSITY OF KENT

Master Degree with Distinction in Psychology         UNIVERSITY OF SILESIA

 

Conference Presentations

 Lech, A., Solomon, C., & Holliday R. (2007)  Creating facial portraits of offenders using EigenFit.  Presented at the Psychology Post-graduate Affairs Group, London

 Lech, A., Solomon, C., & Holliday R. (2007) Creating facial portraits using EigenFit. Presented at the Postgraduate Conference University of Kent, Canterbury

 Lech, A., Johnston, R., & Solomon, C. (2008) The influence of exposure time on facial composite construction for own-race and cross-race conditions. Presented at the BPS Annual Conference, Dublin

 Lech, A., Johnston, R., & Solomon, C. (2008) Forensic evaluation of witnesses’ performance in creation, identification and recognition of offenders’ facial composites; the question of their confidence and accuracy. Presented at the Forensic PhD Conference, Birmingham

 Lech, A., Johnston, R., & Solomon, C. (2008) The influence of exposure time on facial composite construction for own-race and cross-race conditions. Presented at the DFP Annual Conference, Edinburgh

 Lech, A., Johnston, R., & Solomon, C. (2008) Identifying facial features – what we really remember about the face? Presented at the Psychology Post-graduate Affairs Group, Manchester

 Lech, A., Johnston, R., & Solomon, C. (2009) Identifying facial features – what we really remember about the face? Presented at the Experimental Psychology Society, London

 Lech, A., Johnston, R., & Solomon, C.. (2009) A picture says a 1000 words. Presented at the BPS Annual Conference, Brighton

 Lech, A., Johnston, R., & Solomon, C. (2009) A picture says a 1000 words - Descriptions versus Composites. Presented at the DFP Annual Conference, Preston

 Lech, A., Johnston, R., & Solomon, C. (2009) Descriptions versus Composites. Presented at the Postgraduate Conference University of Kent, Canterbury

 Lech, A., Johnston, R., Solomon, C. & Frowd C. (2009) The influence of exposure time on facial composite construction for own-race and cross-race conditions based on two different ways of evaluating the effectiveness of facial composite software. Presented at the 11th Congress of Psychology, Oslo

 Lech, A., Johnston, R., Solomon, C. & Frowd C (2009)  Different conditions of working with facial composite systems – what works better? Presented at the 19th European Association of Psychology and Law Conference, Sorrento, Italy

 Lech, A., Johnston, R., Solomon, C. & Frowd C (2009) Eyewitness’ behaviour in composing facial composites. Presented at Autumn School – Experimental Research in Forensic Populations, Monastery Seeon, Bavaria, Germany

 Lech, A., Johnston, R., Solomon, C. & Frowd C (2010) Eyewitness’ confidence and accuracy  in composing facial composites Presented at .IAP, London

 

 Publications 

Lech A. (in press) Tasks and role of the court expert in civil legislation in UK, University of Silesia, Katowice

Lech A. (2009) Presentation SOS, PsyPag Quarterly, Vol. 73

 Smith G., Lech A., DeCock P., Pennington G. (2008) The hitchhiker’s guide to the thesis – Life, PhDs and everything. The Psychologist, Vol. 21, No. 12

 

 Professional Memberships

2008/2010 – Institute for Learning – Member

2008 – The Higher Education Academy - Fellow

2008/2010 - PGwT Network!

2007/2009 - British Psychology Society – Graduate

2007 - 2009 - Psychology Post-graduate Affairs Group – Forensic Psychology Division Rep

2006 – 2010 – Cognitive Psychology Group at University of Kent

2006 – 2010 – Forensic Psychology Group at University of Kent

2006 – 2009 - Kent Union – Student Rep