Dr. Jennifer Sinclair

Jennifer Sinclair

Position: Course Leader, Psychology Foundation and Senior Lecturer, BSc Psychology
Email: sinclairj@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Psychotherapy & Psychology

Professional Biography

Jennifer is Course Leader of the Psychology Foundation Course and a Senior Lecturer on the BSc Psychology.  She is also an Academic Research Supervisor and Examiner for doctoral students. Jennifer joined Regent's University London in 2009, bringing extensive previous experience of lecturing, tutoring, mentoring and supervising students of all ages and at all levels from Foundation to Postgraduate.  

A former Open University tutor, she has also taught at Middlesex University, the University of Westminster and the London School of Economics.  Jennifer's specialist areas are in Social, Developmental and Counselling Psychology. She has a strong research background, having spent several years as a Research Associate at the University of London Institute Of Education, conducting systematic reviews of research on social issues, health and education.  Jennifer takes a personal interest in helping each student to achieve his or her academic and professional goals.   She is a published writer (fiction and non-fiction) with a special interest in helping students to develop their academic writing skills.

Qualifications

  • PhD Social Psychology University of Westminster 2001
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills, City University 1996
  • MSc Child Development London University Institute of Education 1980
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Education, Cambridge Institute of Education 1978
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology University College London 1976

Relevant Past Employment

  • September 2010 – current, Visiting Lecturer and subsequently Acting Course Leader, Psychology Foundation Course, Regent's School of Psychotherapy and Psychology
  • September 2009 – current, Academic Research Supervisor and Internal Examiner – Doctorate Programmes, Regent's School of Psychotherapy and Psychology
  • 2002 – 2008,   Research Associate, Social Science Research Unit, University of London Institute of Education
  • 2004 – 2006,  Sessional Lecturer in Psychology, Faculty of Continuing Education, Birkbeck, University of London
  • 2001 –2003,   Sessional Class Teacher in Psychology, London School of Economics
  • 1997 – 2002,  PhD Research Scholar and Visiting Lecturer in Psychology, University of Westminster
  • 1990 – 1997, Associate Lecturer in Psychology, Open University, London Region
  • 1984 – 1997, Visiting Lecturer in Psychology, School of Lifelong Learning & Education, Middlesex University

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society

Teaching & Course Development

  • Psychology Foundation Course, Regent's University London (modules in Social and Developmental Psychology and Counselling Psychology). 
  • BSc Psychology, Regent's University London (modules in Social Psychology).

Research Supervision

Academic Research Supervisor to DCounsPsy and PhD students

Examining

  • Internal Examiner
  • Doctoral Programmes

Research Interests

  • Social and developmental psychology
  • Especially ethnic and religious identity in adolescence and emerging adulthood
  • Restorative justice
  • Conflict resolution and youth offending
  • Interpretative phenomenological analysis

Publications

  • Perry A, Newman M, Hallam G, Johnson M, Sinclair J, Bowles, R (2009). A rapid evidence assessment on the evidence for the effectiveness of interventions with persistent/prolific offenders in reducing reoffending.  Ministry of Justice Research Series 12/09, July 2009.
  • Sinclair J, Thomas J, Vigurs C, Oliver K, Suarez B, Newman M, Dickson K, (2008). Summary for practitioners: Targeted youth support: Rapid Evidence Assessment of effective early interventions for youth at risk of future poor outcomes. In: London: EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London.
  • Thomas J, Vigurs C, Oliver K, Suarez B, Newman M, Dickson K, Sinclair J, (2008). Targeted youth support: Rapid Evidence Assessment of effective early interventions for youth at risk of future poor outcomes. In: London: EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London
  • Hargreaves, K., Sinclair, J. & Oliver, S. (2007). Evaluation of UK Newborn Screening Programme Centre Information Resources.  Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London.
  • Hargreaves, K., Stewart, R., Sinclair, J., Oliver, S., Thorogood, J. & Coppinger, C. (2006).  Health visitors' role in newborn blood spot screening. Community Practitioner, 79 (7), July 2006.
  • Price, J.F. Hargreaves, K.,Stewart R., Sinclair, J., & Oliver, S. (2006). Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis throughout England. CF Today, June 2006.
  • Stewart, R., Hargreaves, K., Sinclair, J., & Oliver, S. (2006).  New developments in newborn screening. New Digest. National Childbirth Trust, April 2006.
  • Kavalier F., Hargreaves K., Sinclair J., Oliver S. & Stewart, J. (2006). The role of GPs in newborn screening. Pulse, 23rd March 2006,p.42.
  • Garcia J, Sinclair J, Dickson K, Thomas J, Brunton J, Tidd M, the PSHE Review Group (2006) Conflict resolution, peer mediation and young people's relationships. Report. In: Research Evidence in Education Library. London: EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London.
  • Hargreaves,K. & Sinclair, J. (2005). Newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism. British Thyroid Foundation Newsletter. No. 54, Autumn 2005.
  • Hargreaves, K. & Sinclair, J. (2005).  New parents learning more about PKU.  NSPKU News & Views, Issue 113.
  • Sinclair, J. & Milner, D. (2005).  On Being Jewish: A qualitative study of identity in young British adults. Journal of Adolescent Research, 20 (1), 91-117.

Conference Papers Given

  • Sinclair, J. (2002).   Developing an identity: growing up Jewish in Britain.  Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section Conference, University of Huddersfield, September 2002.

Last updated: 08 December 2017