Dr Rosamond Watling

Rosamond Watling

Position: BSc Course Leader, Psychology
Email: watlingr@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

Professional Biography

Rosamond is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Regent's University London, who leads the BSc Psychology Programme.  Following completion of a First Class BSc (Hons) degree in psychology at the University of East London, she was awarded ‘1+3' funding from the ESRC to pursue an MSc in Research Methods in Psychology and a PhD at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Rosamond has more than twelve years' experience of teaching psychology at degree level in a number of higher education institutions, both undergraduate and postgraduate.  She has taught Cognitive Psychology, Psychobiology, Cognitive Neuropsychology and Research Methods (both quantitative and qualitative) and has supervised many undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations in psychology, as well as currently supervising a PhD student.  She has achieved Chartered Psychologist status with the British Psychological Society and Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in recognition of her professionalism in teaching.  She is also an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Chartered Scientist. 

Rosamond was selected as a finalist in ‘Perspectives’, a British Science Association initiative, and presented her research to the general public, media & press correspondents, Lord Drayson (Minister for Science), scientists & medical practitioners, schoolteachers & children, and college & university students at the British Science Festival in 2009.  In the same year, she was the overall winner of the Postgraduate Teaching Award, sponsored by the Higher Education Academy Psychology Network.

 

More recently, she has been nominated by students at Regent’s University London and shortlisted on three occasions for awards in Excellence in Teaching.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Neuropsychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, 2012
  • MSc, Research Methods in Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, 2006
  • First Class BSc (Hons), Psychology, University of East London, 2004

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2009 – 2012, Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of East London         
  • 2011 – 2012, Lecturer, University Centre Stratford, Newham College of Further Education
  • 2005 – 2009, Visiting Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of East London

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Professional Recognition as Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Associate Fellow of the BPS
  • Chartered Scientist
  • Member of the BPS Cognitive Section
  • Affiliate Member of the BPS Division for Teachers and Researchers in Psychology
  • Member of the Experimental Psychology Society
  • Associate Member of the British Neurological Society

Teaching & Course Development

  • Course Leader, Psychology BSc
  • Module Leader:
    • BSc Level 3 Introduction to Psychology
    • BSc Level 3 Brain and Behaviour
    • BSc Level 4 Bio-cognitive Psychology
    • BSc Level 5 Applied Cognitive Psychology
    • BSc Level 6 Research Project Module
    • BA Level 5 Cognitive and Biological Psychology
    • MSc Cognitive Psychology

Research Supervision

  • PhD: Ksenia Tchoubarova Hypnosis, Empathy and Attribution.  Expected completion March 2018.

Research Interests

Research interests are in visuospatial attention, in particular the impairments following right hemisphere brain damage. Rosamond also takes a keen interest in pedagogical issues and is currently engaged in research into performance anxiety in students and performers

Publications

Publications and Conference Presentations

  • Watling, R., Danckert, J., Linnell, K., & Cocchini, G., (2013). Extinction and anti-extinction: the “attentional waiting” hypothesis. Neuropsychology, 27 (2), 275-279.
  • Stone, A., Meade, C. & Watling, R. (2012). Peer-assisted learning in research methods and statistics. Psychology Teaching Review, Vol. 18, No. 2, 68-72.
  • Stone, A., Watling, R. & Meade, C. (2012, June). Peer-assisted learning in statistics and research methods. Paper presented at the European Psychology Learning & Teaching Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • Watling, R., Cocchini, G. & Danckert, J. (2010, September). Anti-extinction and binding of targets by time: a single case study. Poster presented at theSecond Meeting of the Federation of the European Societies of Neuropsychology (ESN), Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Watling, R. (2010). Lectures: the good, the bad and the boring. PsyPAG Quarterly, 74, 23-24.
  • Watling. R., Cocchini, G. & Linnell, K. (2009, July). Anti-extinction in healthy adults. Paper presented at the PsyPAG Annual Conference, Cardiff, UK.
  • Watling. R., Cocchini, G. & Linnell, K. (2009, April). Anti-extinction in healthy adults. Poster presented at the  British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Brighton, UK.
  • Cocchini, G., Watling, R., Della Sala, S. & Jansari, A. (2007). Pseudoneglect in back space. Brain and Cognition, 63, 79-84.
  • Watling, R. (2006, December). Simulation of visual extinction in healthy adults.  Poster presented at the  PsyPAG Human Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Conference, Leeds, UK.
  • Watling, R. & Jansari, A. (2005). Developmental co-ordination disorder: a battery of tests for children and adults. Dyspraxia Foundation Professional Journal, 4, 2-17.
  • Watling, R. & Jansari, A. (2004, July). Developmental co-ordination disorder: a virtual reality study proposing the facilitation of focused rehabilitation by distinguishing precise underlying deficits. Symposium on Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, Uluru, Australia, a satellite symposium to the Joint 27th Conference for the Study of Brain Impairment and the 27th Mid-Year Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society.
  • Cocchini, G., Jansari, A. & Watling, R. (2003, September). Pseudoneglect in back space.  Poster presented to the BPS Cognitive Section Annual Conference, Reading, UK.
  • Watling, R. (2003, April). Representations of back space.  Paper presented at the Centre for Narrative Research in the Social Sciences, London, UK.

 Consultancy reports

  • Watling, R., McDermott, M.R. & Arroll, M. (2012). An evaluation of the adiZone outdoor gym complex, Mayesbrook Park, Dagenham. Commissioned by the Community Sport & Physical Activity Team, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham.

Other Outputs

Consultancy reports

  • Watling, R., McDermott, M.R. & Arroll, M. (2012). An evaluation of the adiZone outdoor gym complex, Mayesbrook Park, Dagenham. Commissioned by the Community Sport & Physical Activity Team, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham.

Conference Papers Given

  • Stone, A., Watling, R. & Meade, C. (2012, June). Peer-assisted learning in statistics and research methods. Paper presented at the European Psychology Learning & Teaching Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • Watling, R., Cocchini, G. & Danckert, J. (2010, September). Anti-extinction and binding of targets by time: a single case study. Poster presented at theSecond Meeting of the Federation of the European Societies of Neuropsychology (ESN), Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • R., Cocchini, G. & Linnell, K. (2009, July). Anti-extinction in healthy adults. Paper presented at the PsyPAG Annual Conference, Cardiff, UK.
  • R., Cocchini, G. & Linnell, K. (2009, April). Anti-extinction in healthy adults. Poster presented at the  British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Brighton, UK.
  • Watling, R. (2006, December). Simulation of visual extinction in healthy adults.  Poster presented at the  PsyPAG Human Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Conference, Leeds, UK.
  • Watling, R. & Jansari, A. (2004, July). Developmental co-ordination disorder: a virtual reality study proposing the facilitation of focused rehabilitation by distinguishing precise underlying deficits. Symposium on Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, Uluru, Australia, a satellite symposium to the Joint 27thConference for the Study of Brain Impairment and the 27th Mid-Year Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society.
  • Cocchini, G., Jansari, A. & Watling, R. (2003, September). Pseudoneglect in back space.  Poster presented to the BPS Cognitive Section Annual Conference, Reading, UK.
  • Watling, R. (2003, April). Representations of back space.  Paper presented at the Centre for Narrative Research in the Social Sciences, London, UK.

Grants Awarded

  • 2009 ESRC grant to visit Dr James Danckert and his research team at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada for one month
  • 2005 ‘1 + 3' Studentship by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESCR)

Last updated: 08 December 2017