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Andy McCarthy CPsychol

Chartered Psychologist



DoB: 19 / 11 / 54

Nationality: British.

5 Temple Mews, Stour Street

Canterbury Kent CT1 2PQ

 

 

E-mail[email protected]


      


 


DfES number:          Nat Ins number:


98/00199                     YZ 17 22 73 A


Current DBS Certificate: issued 2018

 

 

Current Position(s):


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)

 

 

Recent Employment:


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)





Higher Education:

  • 2006-2007, Master’s Programme, Staffordshire University.


    1995-1998, Full time undergraduate, University of Kent.


    1993-1995, Part time undergraduate, 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.

     

    Professional Membership:

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)

 

 

Selection:  Books

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.

 

 

          Selection:  Papers/Articles


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)


Other Interests:

  • 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

 

References:

Sarah Cant: School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology
Director of Sociology
and Principal Lecturer

Canterbury Christ Church University


[email protected]