For the past two years I have worked closely with Leisure and Culture Dundee and two local secondary schools on the Growth Mindset project. This has involved organising and running a series of workshops and experiments to coduct with the pupils and generating data driven reports for the schools and Leisure and Culture Dundee. This work was reported at a recent Growth Mindset showcase event (June 2017)
Organised and hosted British Psychological Society Undergraduate Conference at Abertay in 2008 & 2013. I regularly chair sessions at this event and support our students every year.
Invited to present at BPS Undergraduate Education Committee Annual ‘Programme Liaison Day’ (where good practice is shared across representatives from all UK undergraduate psychology departments with accredited degrees) in May 2017 in Birmingham on innovative practice in working with students as partners (highlighting our work on the Applied Psychology module collaborating with students on assessment criteria).
Mentor for Going for Gold Scheme (CPD teaching and learning) since 2015. Completed formal CPD training course in mentorship and assessing applications (October, 2016). Currently mentoring two members of staff working towards Senior Fellowship of the HEA.
Presentations (research and teaching and learning)
Wright, L. & Cunningham, S. (2017). Growth Mindset, Personality and Problem-Solving (poster and oral presentation). Growth Mindset Showcase event (arranged by Leisure and Culture Dundee), Dundee Ice Arena, 8th June 2017.
Wright, L. & Cunningham, C. L. (2017). Home of the brave: Collaborating with students in curriculum innovation and assessment. Invited talk: British Psychological Society Undergraduate Education Committee (Programme Liaison Day). Birmingham, May 22nd 2017.
Wright, L., Hardie, S.M., McAra, N. & Hitchings, J. (2016). r-E:esearch Methods for Postgraduate Students. Abertay University Teaching and Learning Enhancement Conference, 16th October 2016.
Hardie, S.M., Cunningham, C.L., Taylor, H., & Wright, L. (2016). Does lateral preference influence problem-solving in gibbons? North Sea Brain Asymmetry meeting: The international meeting on lateralisation in brain and behaviour. University of Groningen - 31st August - 3rd September 2016.
Wright, L., Karlsson, E.M., Evans, G. L., & Hardie, S.M. (2016). Cautious left-handers: does task type make a difference? North Sea Brain Asymmetry meeting: The international meeting on lateralisation in brain and behaviour. University of Groningen - 31st August - 3rd September 2016.
Wright, L. & Hardie, S. M. (2014). Living life as a lefty. North Sea Brain Asymmetry meeting, University of Durham - 11th - 12th September 2014.
Hardie, S. M. & Wright, L. (2014). Handedness and the Tower of Hanoi: Influences of anxiety, novelty and complexity. North Sea Brain Asymmetry meeting, University of Durham - 11th - 12th September 2014.
Wright, L. (2014). An overview of successful week 7 activities in psychology. Presented to Teaching and Learning Enhancement Seminar, March 6th 2014.
Wright, L. & Hardie, S. M. (2012). Lateral preference and personality influence behaviour towards a manual task. North Sea Brain Asymmetry meeting, University of Ghent - 5th - 6th October 2012.
Wright, L. & Hardie, S. M. (2011). 'Wanted nice personality and GSOH'?. Abertay Christmas Lecture - Hot or Not? The Science Behind Attraction. November, 2011.
Hardie, S. M. & Wright, L. (2011). Is there something about JJ? The free-viewing valence-specific laterality effect depends on choice of emotional stimuli. North Sea Brain Asymmetry meeting, Gregynog Hall Swansea - 1st - 3rd October 2011.
Wright, L. & Hardie, S. M. (2011). Are left-handers really more anxious? North Sea Brain Asymmetry meeting, Gregynog Hall Swansea - 1st - 3rd October 2011
Wright, L. (2011). What can handedness tell us about our behaviour? Dundee Association of University Women meeting. March 2011.
Wright, L. & Hardie, S. M. (2010). Revised reinforcement sensitivity theory predict state but not trait anxiety differences. Abertay Research Conference, June 2010.
Wright, L. & Hardie, S. M. (2010). Enhancing student research experience: Overview of a volunteer scheme. Abertay Quality Enhancement Conference, May 2010.
Wright, L. (2010). Can handedness predict behavioural differences? Division of Psychology research seminar, March 2010.
Wright, L. (2009). Are left-handers more inhibited in their behaviour? University of Abertay Research Festival, April 2009.
Wright, L., McAra, N., Scrimgeour, A. & Wilson, K. (2008). Enhancing RE-search methods. Abertay Quality Enhancement Conference, April 2008.
Wright, L. & Hardie, S. M. (2008). 'Left out: considering handedness as a variable' KnowFife Research Fair, Dunfermline, November 2008.
Wright, L., Hardie, S. M. & Rodway, P. (2001). Handedness affects performance on the Tower of Hanoi. British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Glasgow, March 2001.