Jimmy Couzens

PsyPagHi. My name is Jimmy and I am the PsyPAG representative for the Psychology of Sexualities Section (also known as PoSS). I am currently a PhD student at the University of Worcester, and I recently graduated with a First-Class Honours in Business Psychology BSc in June 2014. I look forward to representing the interests of postgraduate students engaged in the study of sexualities in Psychology, therefore please don’t hesitate in contacting me with your views and suggestions.

My interests are in cross-cultural psychology, and contributing towards the psychological understanding of cultural and its influence on attitudes and behaviors relating to sexuality. My PhD research focuses on sexuality and gender within the Kweyol Caribbean (the Islands of St. Lucia and Dominica), much of my other research also focuses on this particular socio-cultural group. I am also working on a range of other research projects relating to the topics of pigmentocracy and colourism.  I am also a research assistant on a psychological study funded by the Times Education Supplement, and a communications committee member for the Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations. 

Although I will be representing the interests of those engaged in the study of sexualities, I am also able to represent the general interest of psychology postgraduate students. For this reason, I also plan to address general concerns such as the issues and problems encountered by BME (black and minority ethnic) postgraduate psychology students. Therefore, if you have any suggestions or any issues that you would like to discuss please feel free to contact me, regardless of whether you study sexualities.

Contact Information: 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any ideas and suggestions on how the section can develop and improve their support of postgraduate students. You can contact me via email: couj1_11@uni.worc.ac.uk