Nicola-Jayne Salmon

Graduate Teaching Assistant in Psychology

School of Life & Health Sciences
Aston University
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET

Tel: 0121 204 4012

Room: SW513

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I joined Aston University in 2016 as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Psychology. I support the delivery and assessment of taught materials across the Psychology programmes. Alongside these responsibilities I am completing my PhD part-time. I am supervised by Dr Jason Thomas and Dr Claire Farrow (associate supervisor). 

My current research explores the bidirectional relationship between eating behaviour and psychological functioning.

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology. University of Birmingham. Awarded with First Class, 2013.
  • MSc in Work Psychology. Aston University. Awarded with Distinction, 2014.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (PGCert). Aston University. In progress. Expected completion December 2017. 
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant in Psychology, School of Life & Health Sciences, Aston University. October 2016 to present.
  • Prior to this position, I worked as an Assistant Educational Psychologist and in Behavioural Economics abroad.
  • Eating behaviour and psychological well-being.
  • Nutrition, diet manipulation and cognitive performance.
  • The effects of habitual fruit and vegetable intake on psychological health.
  • Food and mood.
  • Novel experimental psychology, such as online inhibitory control and virtual supermarket tasks.
  • Stress and food selection.
  • Lifestyle medicine and happiness gains.
  • Interventions to promote healthy eating.
  • Aston Eating Behaviour Research Group.
  • Applied Health Research Group.

Gorilla Grant Finalist, awarded a £1,000 software license.

MBPsS: Graduate Member of the British Psychology Society.