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Dr Alex Marchant, LSBU

Dr Alex Marchant

Senior Lecturer; Course Director, MSc Psychology

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    020 7815 5435
  • School/Division:
    Applied Sciences / Psychology

Dr Alex Marchant is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology within the Division of Psychology and the School of Applied Science at London South Bank University (LSBU). His PhD was in the area of visual attention and perception (Goldsmiths, University of London) and he has continued to research visual cognition within applied settings since joining LSBU. He also investigates the cognitive and social factors involved in eating behaviours, and is a member of the Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research (CABR).

Alex predominantly teaches quantitative research methods and statistics to students at undergraduate, masters, and PhD level. He is particularly interested in the pedagogy surrounding teaching statistics and undertakes research to better inform his teaching practices. This research has highlighted the diversity present within the student cohort at LSBU, and this has in turn helped him develop a variety of learning support strategies specifically targeted at how best to support LSBU students learn about, and value the importance of, research methods and statistics. He regularly presents his research findings and examples of best teaching practice at national conferences.

Alex won the student nominated ‘Outstanding Lecturer’ award in 2017 (university-wide) and won the ‘Outstanding Lecturer’ award within the School of Applied Sciences in 2016. Alex has been Highly Commended (shortlisted in the top three nominees) in the university-wide, ‘Outstanding Lecturer’ award three years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018), alongside being regularly nominated for other teaching awards (innovation in teaching, outstanding supervisor, outstanding student support).

Alex led the validation and accreditation (British Psychological Society) of the MSc Psychology course and has been the Course Director for the course since its inception. The MSc Psychology course is a conversion course for graduates with degrees in subject areas other than psychology, but who wish to ‘convert’ to psychology.

BSc Psychology

  • Psychological Research Methods 1
  • Psychological Research Methods 2
  • Psychological Research Methods 3
  • Psychological Research Methods 4

MSc Psychology

  • Psychological Research Methods 1
  • Psychological Research Methods 2
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  • Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society
  • Senior Fellow, Advance Higher Education