Derek Burns

Having achieved a first class degree in Psychology in 2013 at Sheffield Hallam University. I went on to gain a Masters in Developmental Psychology in 2014, with my main project focusing on the development of the Dark Triad (Narcissism, Machiavellianism and Psychopathy) in an adolescent population. In September 2015 I started my PhD investigating the role cognitive factors, such as metacognition (thinking about thinking) in relation to positive emotions and motivations, aid international students’ adjustment and academic achievement. Since 2013 I have been an associate lecturer at Sheffield Hallam, teaching across a broad variety of modules, primarly focus has been on statistics and research methods.  I am expereince in using SPSS (and AMOS) and Eprime software. Curently teaching myself R.