Dr Judith Hebron

Dr Judith Hebron

Profile

I joined the School of Education in August 2017 as Lecturer in Childhood Studies and am the programme manager for the BSc Psychology with Education (starting in September 2018).

Previously, I spent six years at the University of Manchester, as a post-doctoral research fellow, lecturer, and research associate (2010-2016), followed by a year as senior lecturer in Psychology and Child Development at Leeds Trinity University (2016-17).

Responsibilities

  • Programme manager for the BSc Psychology with Education
  • Member of the AREA ethics committee

Research interests

My main research interests are in the educational experiences and well-being of young people with autism. Current and previous research focuses on social relationships and bullying, mental health, girls with autism, primary to secondary school transition, school connectedness, and effective interventions.

More broadly, I am interested in educational and psychological research that encompasses inclusive education (especially in an international context), special educational needs and disabilities, risk and resilience.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Qualifications

  • PhD Education
  • MEd Psychology of Education
  • MA Modern and Medieval Languages
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE)

Professional memberships

  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (Chartered Psychologist)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Student education

I am programme manager for the BSc Psychology with Education (starting in September 2018). In addition, I contribute to the BA (Hons) Childhood Studies, BA (Hons) Education and the MA Special Educational Needs programmes, as well as supervising undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation students.

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>The school welcomes enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/research-opportunities">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>