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About your Society

Welcome to the new University of Sunderland Psychology Alumni page, set up with the aim of keeping graduates in contact with each other and with the University and the School of Psychology.

With around 3,000 Psychology graduates already, we look forward to welcoming our future graduates to this new Alumni Society. We encourage all our alumni to get involved and support current students, come together for specific events across the calendar and receive our Alumni- dedicated communications throughout the year.

We would love to hear from all our alumni, both local and international, if you are not already registered with us please update your details by clicking here. 

You can also join our School of Psychology Alumni Facebook page: and visit our School of Psychology Blog:

Membership is free so why not join today?


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School Publication List

  • Cormack, Sophie H., Eagle, Laurence A. & Davies, Mark S. (2020) A large-scale test of the relationship between procrastination and performance using learning analytics, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 45:7, 1046-1059, DOI: 10.1080/02602938.2019.1705244

  • Dunne, S., Close, H., Richards, N., Ellison, A., & Lane, A. R. (2020). Maximising telerehabilitation following visual loss after stroke: interviews and focus groups with stroke survivors, carers, and occupational therapists. Journal of medical Internet research., 22(10): e19604. doi:10.2196/19604

  • Ellison, A., Dunne, S. & Lane, A. R. (2020). Real-world applications in vision and attention: How to help patients find their (golf) balls again. In: Progress in Brain Research. Progress in Brain Research, 253. Elsevier. ISBN 9780128207239

  • Farrugia, L. & Gabbert, F. (2020). Forensic interviewing of mentally disordered suspects: the impact of interview style on investigation outcomes. Current Psychology.

  • Hodgetts, S. & Hausmann, M. (2020). Antipsychotic effects of sex hormones and atypical hemispheric asymmetries. Cortex, 127, 313–332.

  • Hodgetts, S. & Hausmann, M. (2020). Sex/Gender Differences in the Human Brain. In Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. Elsevier. 1-10.

  • Knight, H. C., Mowat, S. L., & Hesse, C. (2020). Fearing the wurst: Robust approach bias towards non-vegetarian food images in a sample of young female vegetarian eaters. Appetite149, 104617.

  • Knight, H. C., Smith, D. T., & Ellison, A. (2020). The role of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in attentional bias. Neuropsychologia148, 107631.

  • Myklebust, T., Oxburgh, G., & Webster, W. (2020). Interviewing victims and witnesses of crime. In X. Agirre, M. Bergsmo, S. De Smet, & C. Stahn (Eds.), Quality control in criminal investigations (pp. 297-323). Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher.

  • Nicholson, J., Morrison, B., Dixon, M., Holt, J., Coventry, L., & Mcglasson, J. (2021). Training and Embedding Cybersecurity Guardians in Older Communities . CHI ’21.

  • Mehta, A., Rana-Rahman, R., Klaassen, I., Rees, J., & Steel, D. H. (2020). The Effect of Internal Limiting Membrane Cleaning on Epiretinal Membrane Formation after Vitrectomy for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy. Ophthalmologica, 243(6), 426–435.

  • Murphy, D. C., Hoyle, V., Saleh, D., Rees, J., & Bound Alberti, F. (n.d.). The Centrality of Emotional and Quality of Life Outcomes in the Public Perception of Face Transplantation. Available at SSRN 3678598.

  • Murphy, D. C., Melville, H. J. R., George, G., Grinton, M., Chen, Y., Rees, J., … Steel, D. H. W. (2020). The association between foveal floor measurements and macular hole size. Ophthalmology Retina.

  • Murphy, D. C., Rees, J., & Steel, D. H. (2020). Surgical interventions for degenerative lamellar macular holes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (7).

  • Morrow, G., Roberts, A., Newton, J., Rees, J., Walkley, M., & Flavell, L. (2020). Impact of a community‐acquired pneumonia care bundle in North East England from 2014 to 2017—A quality improvement project. The Clinical Respiratory Journal.

  • Owens, R., Driscoll, H., & Farrelly, D. (2020). Variation in Women’s Mate Preferences Over the Development of a Monogamous Relationship Corresponds with Changes in Men’s Life History Strategy. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 6, 399-406.

  • Pearson, A. and Rose, K. (2021). A Conceptual Analysis of Autistic Masking: Understanding the Narrative of Stigma and the Illusion of Choice. Autism in Adulthood.

  • Pearson, A and Rose, K (2021). A Conceptual Analysis of Autistic Masking: Understanding the Narrative of Stigma and the Illusion of Choice. Autism in Adulthood.

  • Pearson, A., and Hodgetts, S. (2020). Can Cerebral Lateralisation Explain Heterogeneity in Language Ability and Increased Non-right Handedness in Autism? Research in Developmental Disabilities. 105

  • Tremlett, M. R., Rees, J., Bonner, T. J., Lazarova, L., Kang, C., Bosman, D. A., & Blackmore, K. J. (2020). A single‐centre change of practice audit of pain after coblation intracapsular tonsillectomy compared to standard dissection tonsillectomy in a discrete pediatric population. Pediatric Anesthesia, 30(11), 1280–1282.

  • Senior, C., Ellis, S., Parson, V., Dommet, E., Montague, J., Bunce, L., Howard, C. (2020, Nov 5th). Imagining a more flexible post-pandemic university. Wonke. 

  • Thompson, N., & Wilkie, S. (2020). “I’m just lost in the world”: The impact of blue exercise on   participant wellbeing.  Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health.

  • Valakos, D., d’Avossa, G., Mylonas, D., Butler, J., Klein, C., & Smyrnis, N. (2020). P300 response modulation reflects breaches of non-probabilistic expectations. Scientific reports, 10(1), 1-11.

  • Webster, W. S., Oxburgh, G., & Dando, C. J. (2020). The use and efficacy of question type and an attentive interviewing style in adult rape interviews. Psychology Crime and Law. Doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2020.1849694

  • Wilkie, S. Thompson, E., Cranner, P, & Ginty, K.  (2020).  Attention Restoration Theory as a framework for the analysis of Tweets about urban green space. Landscape Research

  • Williams, G. P., Panayotov, N., & Kempe, V. (2020). How does dialect exposure affect learning to read and spell? An artificial orthography study. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 149(12), 2344-2375.

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