Ms Noelle McAra

School Academic Advisor

School School of Applied Sciences

Department Division of Psychology and Forensic Sciences

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8334


I’m a Lecturer in Psychology and began working at Abertay in 1999 part time and became a full-time lecturer in 2006, having previously taught Psychology at the Open University and at Dundee College. 

My research interests focus on gender differences and on women – for example changes in psychological functions, mood and wellbeing relating to phases of the menstrual cycle.

I hold an MA (Hons) Psychology and an MSc in Applied Computing, both from the University of Dundee as well as a PgCert HET and an MPhil from Abertay University.  I’m also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

I have been a STEM ambassador since 2009 and am actively involved in outreach activities including judging Big Bang Scotland.

I currently teach research methods and statistics in second and third year and at postgraduate level.  I am module lead for PSY206 Essential Research Methods and Analysis for Psychology and GRS501 Research methods.  I teach into PSY303 Advanced Research, Design and Analysis, PSY210 Research Methods (Direct Entry) and contribute to PSY410 Psychology Honours Project. 

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Miss Helen McMorris

Miss Helen McMorris

Division of Psychology and Forensic Sciences | Teaching Fellow

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Dr Laura Wakeford

Dr Laura Wakeford

Division of Psychology and Forensic Sciences | Lecturer

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