Dr Charlie Lea is a Lecturer in the School of Applied Social Sciences (SASS). She is also a Chartered Psychologist, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the International Positive Psychology Association. She was awarded her PhD in Psychology from the Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2014. Charlie joined SASS in September 2015 having previously been a Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University.
Charlie teaches on a number of modules covering various aspects of the British Psychological Society curriculum, including Social and Cognitive psychology, as well as Research Methods. Charlie is Module Coordinator for SS511 – Empirical Psychology.
In her spare time Charlie likes to reach out and engage people with psychology by giving public talks. At the Horniman Museum, South East London, Charlie gave a public lecture on the Psychology of Living a Happy Life. This talk showcased some anthropological artefacts and demonstrated how they can be related to current theories of happiness and wellbeing. You can find more via the supporting blog.
Another of Charlie’s public talks was hosted by PubSci, a free, monthly, science communication event, held in pubs. This talk aimed to uncover the forgotten female pioneers of psychology, in aid of Ada Lovelace day, which celebrates the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths.
Charlie has also written a film review for The Psychologist, and a discussion paper for the PsyPag Quarterly, a journal for all psychology postgraduates. This paper considered the experience of completing a PhD through the lens of positive psychology.