Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology
I started working at the University of Sunderland in 1992. I am now a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology.
My research interests include student learning and assessment, motivation, learning analytics, perception of time: estimating duration of events and procrastination.
Teaching and supervision
I also teach some additional topics which cut across different areas of the discipline such as topics in cognitive forensic psychology (e.g. lie detection, eye-witness testimony, false confessions), perception of time, and academic procrastination, and supervise projects in these areas on the modules Empirical Project and Research Project.
In 2018/19, I was a Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Fellow, working with students as partners and co-creators to develop immersive and interactive audiovisual learning materials.
Research interests for potential research students
I also carry out pedagogical action research when I can, to evaluate the impact of changes I make in my teaching.
Cormack, Sophie (2014) Increasing interest in cognitive psychology using scenario-based assessment. Psychology Teaching Review, 20 (2). pp. 39-48. ISSN 0965-948X
Cormack, Sophie (2014) The future of pedagogical action research in psychology. Psychology Teaching Review, 20 (2). pp. 95-109. ISSN 0965-948X
- General statistical analysis
- Technologies for use in learning, teaching and assessment
- Digital education
I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy