Dr Rosamond Watling

Course Leader BSc Psychology

Professional Biography

Rosamond is a Chartered Cognitive Psychologist and 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 fourteen 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. In 2020, she received an award for Excellence in Teaching from Regent's University London.


  • 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 in Psychology, University Centre Stratford, Newham College of Further Education
  • 2007 – 2009, Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • 2005 – 2009, Visiting Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of East London


  • Sternheim, L.C., Fisher, M., Harrison, A., & Watling, R. (2017). Predicting intolerance of uncertainty in individuals with eating disorder symptoms. Journal of Eating Disorders, 5 (1).
  • Cormack, S., Bourne, V., Deuker, C., Norton, L., O'Siochcru, C., & Watling, R. (2014). The future of pedagogical action research in psychology. Psychology Teaching Review20 (2), 95-109.
  • Watling, R., Clarke, R., & Rowell, C. (2014). The use of student response systems in the teaching of psychology.  Psychology Teaching Review, 20 (2), 36-38.
  • 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 ReviewVol. 18, No. 2, 68-72.
  • Watling, R. (2010). Lectures: the good, the bad and the boring. PsyPAG Quarterly, 74, 23-24.
  • Cocchini, G., Watling, R., Della Sala, S. & Jansari, A. (2007). Pseudoneglect in back space. Brain and Cognition, 63, 79-84.
  • Watling, R. & Jansari, A. (2005). Developmental co-ordination disorder: a battery of tests for children and adults. Dyspraxia Foundation Professional Journal4, 2-17.

Research Supervision

  • PhD: Ksenia Tchoubarova Hypnosis, Empathy and Attribution. Expected completion October 2019

Grants Awarded

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

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

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

Teaching & Course Development

  • Course Leader, Psychology BSc
  • Teaching and course development:
    • BSc Level 4 Biological and Cognitive Psychology
    • BSc Level 5 Applied Cognitive Psychology
    • BSc Level 6 Research Project Module
    • BA Level 5 Biological and Cognitive Psychology
    • MSc Cognitive Psychology