I am Principal Lecturer in Psychology with responsibility for our undergraduate provision. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Psychologist.
I graduated from Newcastle University in 2001 with first class honours and the Mary McKinnon Prize. I completed my PhD at Durham University and have experience in teaching in several North East universities.
I am an evolutionary psychologist and my research interests include sexuality and sexual behaviour, dark personality, adult play (related to a current project on reborn dolls) and higher education pedagogy (including interprofessional learning). I also have significant experience of programme design and development, and of higher education quality assurance and enhancement.
I am Chief External Examiner for Psychology at Birmingham City University.
Hayes, Catherine, Driscoll, Helen and Knowles, Michael (2016) Roll Up Roll Up: Showcasing Excellence and Sharing Best Practice in Programme Delivery across the Faculty of Applied Sciences. In: Learning and Teaching Festival, Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching, University of Sunderland Learning Enhancement Annual Conference, 24-26 Apr, University of Sunderland, UK.. (Submitted)
Owens, Rebecca, Driscoll, Helen, Farrelly, Daniel and Crawley, Rosalind (2015) Women Desire More Evidence of Commitment from a Partner as a Relationship Develops. In: Culture and Evolution Symposium, PsyPAG, 22-24 Jul 2015, Glasgow, UK.. (Unpublished)
Last updated 13 February 2019