Dr Joanna Wincenciak
- Lecturer in Psychological Studies (Education)
telephone: +44(0) 141 330 3491
Joanna is a member of the People, Place and Social Change research and teaching group in the School of Education. She has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Hull, UK. Prior to this position she was a Research Associate at the Clinical Ageing Research Unit, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University and a Research Associate at the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow. Joanna is an experimental psychologist and her research focuses on neurobiological basics of social perception and social judgements. Her recent project examined emotion perception in ageing and in people with Parkinson’s Disease, while her past projects examined emotion and trustworthiness perceptions and how people respond to face and body cues. She is interested in examining social perceptions across lifespan and in the educational setting. Joanna has an active outreach and public engagement profile. She has run Neuroscience and Psychology workshops for schools, museums and charities. She has taught on undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Psychology and is interested in applying advanced technologies into teaching and in teaching online. She has recently contributed to the Dementia Care course featured on the Future Learn platform.
My research focuses on social perception and understanding how we perceive and interpret behaviour of other people in everyday life. I investigate how we respond to different social cues conveyed by faces and body actions of others and how individual differences and our judgement regarding these cues can guide our behaviour and motivation. I typically use methods from experimental and social psychology (computer-based experiments and questionnaires).
I supervise PGT students in the MSc in Psychological Studies programme in the Scool of Education. I am open to supervising PhD students, please get in touch to discuss potential project ideas.
I teach on the MSc in Psychological Studies program and MSc in Psychology (ODL).