Andy McCarthy CPsychol
Lives in Canterbury Kent
E-mail: [email protected]
Current DBS Certificate: issued 2018
Course Director and Lead Tutor, Justin Craig Education, psychology residential and day revision centres (appointed 2014)
‘amac edu’ – Psychology: A-Level & GCSE Private Tuition with Strive Tutors Adult Education, Home Schooling, 1-2-1 & Online Teaching, CPD Days & Residential and Day Revision Conferences. (Provision from Sept 2009)
Psychology Lecturer, School of Sociology, Politics and Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University, Course Tutor, Introduction to Psychology: Mind and Behaviour, Single Honours Social Sciences (1999 - 2017)
Subject Leader, Psychology, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Faversham (Contract May to Dec 2014)
Head of Psychology, Acting joint Head of Sixth Form and Year 12 Tutor: The Chaucer School Canterbury, Kent (2013-2014).
Head of Psychology, Kent College, Independent School, Canterbury Kent. (Sept 2003-2013)
Psychology Lecturer, Partnership Development Office, University of Kent (2008-2012) Access to HE and A-Level Psychology: Brompton Academy, Gillingham (UKC Partnership Project)
H.E. Lecturer Politics & Governance (level 2): SPSS & Political Research Module. Christ Church University, Canterbury (2009-2011).
A’ Level Psychology Subject Tutor/Lecturer, Canterbury College (1999-2010)
Teacher (Psychology), Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School, Canterbury Kent (1998-2008)
H.E. Visiting Lecturer, Cognitive Psychology, University of Kent (2000).
H.E. Lecturer & Course Convenor, Lecturer and Personal Tutor, Year 1: Intro to Psychology & Intro to Statistics and Research. Lecturer/Course Tutor Part Two: Biological Foundations in Psychology. Christ Church University, Canterbury (Appointed Sept 1999).
Member of AQA Panel of Examiners, AS & A2 Level Psychology (appointed April 2008)
2006-2007, Masters, Staffordshire University.
1995-1998, Graduate University of Kent.
1993-1995, Graduate, Canterbury Christ Church University.
Higher Education Qualifications:
PgC: Teaching Psychology (Staffordshire).
BSc (Hons) Social Psychology, 2:1 (Upper Second Class with Honours, Kent).
HE Diploma in Applied Social Sciences/Religious Studies (Year one, passed with merit), Canterbury Christ Church University.
Chartered Psychologist, The British Psychological Society (#83757)
Member: The Association for the Teaching of Psychology (ATP)
Associate Member: European Federation of Psychology Teachers’ Associations (EFPTA)
Member of the International Council of Psychology Educators (ICOPE)
Member: Royal Statistical Society (RSS)
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 / Ed. Prof Victor Karandashev. – Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation. 2002. – 134p.
What is happiness? (positive psychology). ATP Today (2018)
Is gender a social construct? (gender psychology). ATP Today (2018)
'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), 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' (reviewed 2010, European Journal of Psychology).
Pre-pubic Anorexia as an addiction: a discussion document (June 2010), ATP Today (ISSN: 0305-7607) and online.
Is Local before Global a Universal Scene Perception? Cross-Cultural Differences in Visual Organization (reviewed 2010: European Journal of Psychology)
Some Recent Conferences
Vancouver 5th International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Vancouver BC, Canada: 23rd to 25th July 2015 (Presentation on ‘Distance Learning Techniques’)
Queen’s College Taunton: CPD Facilitator, Teaching Maths for Psychology Teachers, March 2017
European Federation of Psychology Teachers’ Associations: Biannual International Spring Conference: Berlin April 2014, Prague April 2016 and Reykjavik April 2018 (workshop presentations)
ICOPE ‘Key Note Panellist’: Northern Arizona University (NAU) AZ USA: psychological literacy (August 2015)
Character Support Artist (CSA) Movies/TV (StarNow, Universal Extras & Casting Collective Agencies)
Musician (Bass Guitar)
Vice President Boughton-u-Blean Kent, Cricket Club
Supporter & Associate Producer: “Right between your ears” (2015). Psychology Docu-Movie by Anika
Sarah Cant: School of Psychology,
Politics and Sociology
Director of Sociology and Principal Lecturer
Canterbury Christ Church University