Dr Joanne Cummings

Teaching Fellow


Personal statement

Joanne is Course Director for the BA Psychology degree, is a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority. Joanne is class leader for several classes across Psychology's undergraduate degree programme. She designs and delivers high quality research-led teaching materials, undertakes learning, assessment, and feedback activities, and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate student dissertations. A compassionate pedagogy underlies her approach, valuing each student with consideration of background. She recognises the importance of widening access mentoring care experienced students and providing support throughout their academic journey. Joanne values education and supports students in realizing their potential. She is recognised as being a supportive teacher receiving annual nominations for Teaching Excellence Awards for 'Engagement with Students' and 'Going the Extra Mile' in 2021, and 'Outstanding Feedback on Assessment' in 2020. Joanne also received the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Teaching Excellence Award in 2021 recognising her contribution within the School of Psychological Sciences and Health. Joanne engages in both domain-specific and pedagogical research via the supervisory role. She sits on several internal committees and working groups at School, Faculty and University level, and has external roles with professional organisations.

Prizes and awards

Strathclyde Medals Award - Strathclyde Cares
HaSS Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards
Teaching Excellence Award - Feedback and Support
Teaching Excellence Award - Engagement with Students
Teaching Excellence Award - Going the Extra Mile
Teaching Excellence Award - shortlisted for Engagement with Students

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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

Course Director, BA Psychology

C8422 Psychology of Physical Activity Class Leader

C8472 Critical Thinking and Common-Sense Reasoning 

Online MSc Psychology with a specialisation in *Business

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 in stroke survivors by increasing levels of activity. 

Joanne is also interested in imposter syndrome and its relationship with other constructs such as perceived belonging, academc stress, perfectionsim and psychological distress. 

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

MDPI AG (Publisher)
Peer reviewer
Professional Development Course for External Examiners
HaSS Careers Event
Psychology Teaching Review (Journal)
Peer reviewer

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