Dr Joanne Cummings

Teaching Fellow


Personal statement

Joanne is a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority. Joanne is the Deputy Course Leader for the BA Psychology Programme and is the first year Psychology tutor. The tutor role involves providing both academic and wellbeing support to students in their first year. Joanne is also class leader for a number of classes across psychology's undergraduate and post-graduate degree programmes and provides teaching within the curriculum. She designs and delivers high quality research-led teaching materials, undertakes learning, assessment and feedback activities to enhance the student experience and supervises undergraduate and post-graduate students and their dissertations. Joanne is also interested in online education, contributing to the development of Strathclyde's online MSc Psychology with a specialisation in *Business degree, student well-being and widening access. She mentors care experienced students to provide support to them as they transition through their academic journey. Joanne has a number of other commitments and these include committee and group membership of the following: Faculty Board of Study, Faculty Student Experience Committee, Faculty Course and Class Review, Psychology Academic Affairs Committee, Psychology Student-Staff Liaison Committee, Publication and Pedagogy Peer Support Network, Stroke Research @ Strathclyde, NHS R&D Stroke Group. Joanne also manages the Strathclyde Psychology Alumni Network (SPAN) which is a platform for alumni, current students and staff to connect as members of Strathclyde's psychology community. You can find SPAN on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Prizes and awards

Teaching Excellence Award - shortlisted for Engagement with Students
Teaching Excellence Award - Going the Extra Mile
Teaching Excellence Award - Feedback and Support
Teaching Excellence Award - Engagement with Students
Teaching Excellence Awards - shortlisted for Outstanding Feedback on Assessment
Teaching Excellence Award

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PhD. University of Strathclyde, 2014

MRes in Psychology. University of Strathclyde, 2010

BSc Honours in Psychology. Glasgow Caledonian University, 2009


Community cycling exercise for stroke survivors is feasible and acceptable
Kerr Andy, Cummings Joanne, Barber Mark, McKeown Marie, Rowe Philip, Mead Gillian, Doucet Amy, Berlouis Katherine, Grealy Madeleine
Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation Vol 26, pp. 485-490 (2019)
The effect of false positive feedback on learning an inhibitory-action task in older adults
Grealy Madeleine A, Cummings Joanne, Quinn Katie
Experimental Aging Research Vol 45, pp. 346-356 (2019)
The value of 'community' in supporting transitions outside university
Bonnar Elizabeth, Cummings Joanne, Robertson DJ, Kelly Stephen
3rd International Enhancement In Higher Education Conference 3rd International Enhancement in Higher Education Conference (2017)
Positive PsychoTherapy in ABI rehab (PoPsTAR) : a pilot randomised controlled trial
Cullen Breda, Pownall Jaycee, Cummings Joanne, Baylan Satu, Broomfield Niall, Haig Caroline, Kersel Denyse, Murray Heather, Evans Jonathan
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, pp. 1-17 (2016)
Establishing the effectiveness of combined walking and cognitive training in long-term stroke : a series of N-of-1 studies
Cummings J, Grealy M A, Mutrie N, Dixon D
UK Stroke Forum 2012 Conference, pp. 55-55 (2012)
Changes in affect and future exercise intentions as a result of exposure to a regular exercise programme using the Wii-Fit
Cummings Joanne, Duncan Elaine
Sport and Exercise Psychology Review Vol 6, pp. 31-41 (2010)

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BA Undergraduate Psychology

First Year Psychology Tutor

C8105 Psychology 1A Class Leader

C8106 Psychology 1B Class Leader

C8107 Introduction to Psychology Class Leader

C8422 Psychology of Physical Activity Class Leader


Online MSc Psychology with a specialisation in *Business

C8980 Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology and Individual Differences (CHIP&ID) Class Leader

C8980 CHIP&ID: Modularity of Mind.

C8924 & C8984 Psychobiology and Cognitive Psychology: Mapping Brain Structure to Function.

C8982 Research Design and Analyses in Psychology: Null Hypothesis Testing, Multiple Regression, and Questionnaire and Survey Design.

Research interests

Joanne is passionate about the psychology of physical activity. She has been involved in a number of research projects that aimed to improve psychological and physical health outcomes by increasing levels of activity in stroke survivors. This was the focus of Joanne's PhD. More recently she has supervised research projects that applies psychological theory, such as Self-Determination Theory and the Prototype Willingness Model to sedentary behaviour. She has also in the last year or so been investigating imposter syndrome in students particularly focusing on other factors that might influence the imposter syndrome - psychological distress relationship. Other interests of Joanne's include cognitive measurement in those who have sustained brain trauma and methodologies such as the N-of-1 approach. 

Professional activities

Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Psychology Teaching Review (Journal)
Peer reviewer
UK Stroke Forum
British Psychological Society (The) (External organisation)
Higher Education Academy (FHEA) (External organisation)
The Value of Community in Support Students' Transitions Outside University

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