Associate Dean, Learning & Teaching
Reader in Psychology,
BSc (Hons), MSc, MBA, PhD, PGCert, PFHEA, C.Psychol
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Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA)
I am a Reader in Psychology in the School of Life & Health Sciences, Aston University, UK. I am also a member of the British Academy of Management (2008–), British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience (2006–2008) and The New York Academy of Sciences (2000–2006). I have been a member of The British Psychological Society (since 1998 and C.Psychol since 2008), and a full member of the Division of Occupational Psychology (2009-) and Division of Teachers and Researchers in Psychology (2011-) and in 2011 I was elected to the Fellowship of The British Psychological Society (AFBPsS, 2011) and I am also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I have a longstanding research interest in ‘social’ cognitive neuroscience. As such, I examine the cognitive factors that moderate our behaviour in groups and I do so from different perspectives. For over a decade, I have examined a range of behavioural moderators e.g., perception of faces, beauty, social status etc and have published extensively in various high impact journals. Recently, I have become interested in exploring ‘applied’ social cognitive neuroscience and use educational or organisational scenarios as a means to examine the cognitive mechanisms of group behaviour in an applied context.
THIS YEARS PUBLICATIONS (Current H-Index: 27)
Gill, B., Hayes, S. Senior, C. (2015). The effects of family support and gender on mature student engagement in higher education. Frontiers in Educational Psychology 6:156. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00156
Senior, C. & Howard C.D. (2015). The state of the art in student engagement. Frontiers in Educational Psychology 6:355. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00355
I am also a member of the editorial boards for the journals, Cognitive Neuroscience, Frontiers in Cognitive Science and Frontiers in Educational Psychology (please contact me if you would like to discuss a potential submission).
Elaine Foley ‘Multimodal imaging of dynamic face perception’ : Successfully defended (04/2012).
Steffen Fixson ‘Salesperson relationship building activities and new retail product offerings’: Successfully defended (12/2012).
Baljit Gill ‘Factors driving mature student participation in higher education’: Due to submit (09/2017).
Holly O’ Broin ‘Selection for short-term project team members: developmental stability as an indicator for effective teamwork skills’: Due to submit (12/2015).
SW(509b), Psychology | Life & Health Sciences | Aston University, Birmingham | B47ET | 0121 204 4068 (direct)
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Dr Carl Senior / Aston University / last updated 07/20.