Peter Reddy

BSc (Aston) MSc (Open) Cert Ed (Wolverhampton) C Psychol  PFHEA  AFBPsS                                                                           National Teaching Fellow 2010                                                     Reader in Psychology
School of Life and Health Sciences,  
Aston University
Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK

Email: P.A.Reddy@aston.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 4076
Fax: +44 (0) 121 204 4090


Research Theme

Chronic and Communicable Conditions

Research Centre

Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA) 

 Aston Research centre in CHildren and Young people's health(ARCHY

Pete Reddy


I teach across the psychology programme with particular interests in  curriculum and method in psychology education, counselling and psychotherapy, employability and preparation for placement and employment.


I am interested in research to improve student learning, including e-learning; undergraduate development; transition to university; educational relationships and graduate employability.  

Recent publications

Reddy, P., Lantz, C. and Hulme, J. (2013). Employability in Psychology, a guide for departments. York: HEA. http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/disciplines/psychology/psychology-dept-employability-guide.pdf

Reddy, P., Wood, J., Butler, M. and Senior, C. (2013). The virtual pedagogy initiative revisited, in J. Green and H. Higson, Good Practice Guide in Learning and Teaching 10th anniversary special edition, Quality Unit. Aston Business School.

Senior, C., Howard, C., Reddy, P., Clark, R. and Lim, M. (2012). The relationship between student-centred lectures, emotional intelligence, and study teams: a social telemetry study with mobile telephony. Studies in Higher Education. 37 (8) 957-970.

Moores, E. and Reddy, P. (2012). No regrets? Measuring the career benefits of a psychology placement year. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education.  37 (5) 535-554.

Reddy, P. and Moores, E. (2012). Placement year academic benefit revisited: effects of demographics, prior achievement and degree programme. Teaching in Higher Education. 17 (2) 153-165.

Trapp, A., Reddy, P., Spinath, B., Marques, J. F. and Sumer, N. (2012). Teaching Psychology in Europe. In S. McCarthy, K. L. Dickson, J. Cranney, A. Trapp and V. Karandashev (Eds.), Teaching psychology around the world (Volume 3). Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Press.

Zumbach, J., Marques, J.F., Ozolins, A., Reddy, P., Sumer, N., and Trapp, A. (2011). Eine Standortbestimmung der Psychologiedidaktik auf nationaler und internationaler Ebene (A survey of psychology teaching at national and international level). In M. Kramer, S. Preiser and K. Brusdeylins (eds.) Psychologiedidaktik und Evaluation VIII. Aachen, Shaker Verlag.

Wessa, P., Holliday, I. and Reddy, P. (2011). A new learning environment based on reproducible ubiquitous computing: Experiences and prospects. In T. Kidd and I. Chen (Eds.) Ubiquitous Learning. Charlotte, N.C., Information Age.

Reddy, P., Hammond, J., Lewandowska, A, Trapp, A. and Marques, J.F. (2011). Innovation in the teaching of psychology in higher education in the EU. York, Europlat.  

Norton, L., Aiyegbayo, O., Harrington. K., Elander, J. and Reddy, P. (2010). New lecturers’ beliefs about learning, teaching and assessment in higher education: The role of the PGCLTHE programme. Innovations in Education and Teaching International. 47 (4), 345–356.

Butler, M.J.R. and Reddy, P. (2010).Developing critical understanding in HRM students: Using innovative teaching methods to encourage deep approaches to study. Journal of European Industrial Training, 34 (8/9), 772-789.

Yeats, R., Reddy, P., Wheeler, A., Senior, C. and Murray, J. (2010). What a difference a writing centre makes: a small scale study. Education and Training. 52 (6/7) 499-507.

Hubball, H., Mitchell, S. and Reddy, P. (2010). Universities Masters World Cup Soccer: Integrated Sports Science Research and Implementation of an International Masters Soccer Community. World Leisure Journal, 52 (1) 48-60.

Reddy, P. and Lantz, C. (2010). Myths, Maths and Madness, Misconceptions around Psychology. In D. Upton and A. Trapp, Teaching Psychology in Higher Education. Chichester, BPS Blackwell.

Huws, N., Reddy, P. and Talcott, J. (2009). The effects of faking on non-cognitive predictors of academic performance in University students. Learning and Individual Differences, 19 (4) 476-480.

Parson, V., Reddy, P., Wood, J. and Senior, C. (2009). Educating the IPOD generation: Undergraduate attitudes, experiences and knowledge of vod and podcast use. Learning Media and Technology. 34 (3) 215-228.

Badger, J. and Reddy, P.  (2009). Birth order, personality and academic sibling rivalry. Psychology Teaching Review, 15 (1), 45-54.

Norton, L., Pitt, E., Harrington, K., Elander, J. and Reddy, P. (2009). Writing essays at university, a guide for students by students. London; Write Now Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. 

Reddy, P., Upton, D. and Birch, N. (2009). Aiming for Psychology. Video for A level students and their advisors. British Psychological Society public engagement project. Available at http://www.bps.org.uk/careers/careers-videos/careers-videos_home.cfm



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