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Jessica Padgett – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Jessica is a Lecturer in Social Psychology and leads the Level 4 module "Psychological Science for Student Success", which introduces students to ideas and skills that will prepare them for an undergraduate degree in psychology.

Jessica's research lies at the intersection of Social and Cultural Psychology, with a focus on social identity, sociopolitical attitudes, and stereotypes. Her most recent work focuses on national identity and social representations of history within Canada. She is interested in how history is framed in our collective memories and how that framing can influence our current day perspectives.

Throughout Jessica's work is a strong focus on methodological rigor that encompasses multi-method designs, cross-cultural collaboration and assessment, and a dedication to open-science practices. She has training in advanced quantitative methods with a particular focus in psychometrics and structural equation modeling.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Psychology, York University
  • MSc Psychology, Western University
  • BA (Hons) Psychology and History, University of Waterloo

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