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Course Team

Neil Bramley

Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology

Dr Karri Gillespie-Smith

Lecturer in Applied Psychology

Anne Templeton

Lecturer in Social Psychology

Paul Hoffman

Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology

Professor Caroline Watt

Course Leader, Methods and Controversies in Parapsychology

Sue Widdicombe

Lecturer, Course Organiser Research Methods and Statistics 3

Dr Sarah Stanton,

Course organiser for Motivation and Emotion

Dr Alex Doumas

Lecturer & Course Organiser

Professor Wendy Johnson

Lecturer, Course Organiser Personality Topics

Dr Mark Hoelterhoff

I have been working in the field of mental health for over 20 years. My clinical experience includes settings within private practise and third sector mental health organisations in the USA and UK. I’ve provided individual and family psychotherapy to clients who have wide-ranging mental health experiences; I promote developing strengths to enable individuals and communities to thrive. My work is based on positive psychology which is founded in the belief that people want to find meaning, develop their potential and live fulfilling lives.  In addition to health care settings, I’ve worked at several higher education institutions before coming to the University of Edinburgh. 

Dr Elena Gherri (Year 3 Course Organiser)

Year 3 Course Organiser Psychology Mini-Dissertation

Dr Adam Moore

Lecturer, Course Organiser of Thinking and Reasoning

Dr Morag Donaldson


Dr Sarah MacPherson


Dr Patrick Sturt


Dr Hugh Rabagliati

Lecturer, Course Organiser of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience: Infancy

Dr René Mõttus


Dr Steve Loughnan


Dr Michelle Luciano

Room S26, 7 George Square

ext 503 063

Dr Alexa Morcom


Dr Nicolas Chevalier

Lecturer, Course Organiser of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience: Childhood

Prof. Robert McIntosh

Course Organiser

Dr Thomas Bak

Critical Analysis course organiser

Office hours: Tuesday 3pm to 5pm.


Dr Eva Murzyn

Teaching Coordinator

I am the Teaching Coordinator for Psychology 3. If you have any questions about lab and tutorial schedules, assessment, attendance or the Learn page, you can email me (; 01316503425) or visit my office (G10, ground floor of the Psychology Department, 7 George Square) during office hours (Tuesdays, 13:00-15:00) or by appointment arranged via email.