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Dr Catherine Day BSc, PhD, PGCert

Senior Lecturer In Psychology


Catherine joined Sheffield Hallam as lecturer in individual differences in 2009, shortly after completing my PhD in personality, eating behaviour and taste preference. Since then she has held various roles including level five (second year) tutor for the BSc Psychology course and now course leader.


She has been course leader for BSc Psychology for just over two years. Her teaching profile has included undergraduate and postgraduate modules in personality, intelligence, academic development, psychometrics and animal psychology.

Her research interests focus on individual differences in eating behaviour, and also include drinking and exercise behaviour.

She is also interested in predictors of student satisfaction and is currently involved in a project examining the psychological factors behind student responses on the National Student Survey.

She is a Member of the British Psychological Society, a Member of the Division of Health Psychology, a Member of the British Society for the Psychology of Individual Differences and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Specialist Areas

Animal Psychology
Research and Scholarly Activities
Taste Preference
Eating and Drinking Behavior
Compensatory Behavior
Student Satisfaction and Wellbeing


Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics

Social Sciences and Arts


BSc Psychology.


Bowles, D., Sharkey, G., & Day, C. (2020). Psychological predictors of National Student Survey course satisfaction. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 8 (2), 7-15.

Denniss, R., Barker, L., & Day, C. (2019). Improvement in cognition following double-blind randomized micronutrient interventions in the general population. Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience, 13, 115.

Day, C., Mchale, S., & Francis, J. (2012). Individual differences and preference for dietary fat using the Fat Preference Questionnaire© in a UK sample. Appetite, 58 (2), 679-686.

Conference papers

Denniss, R., Barker, L., Day, C., & Richardson, P. (2020). Eating the Rainbow: Micronutrients and Cognitive Change in the General Population and TBI [abstract only]. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 35 (2), E163-E164.

Day, C.J., McHale, S., & Francis, J. (2008). Building upon existing models of food choice; can temperamental personality variables explain individual differences in sour and sweet taste preference? PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 23, 100.

Theses / Dissertations

Denniss, R.J. (2021). Micronutrient intervention effects on cognitive outcomes in post-acute traumatic brain injury. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Barker, L., Day, C., & Richardson, P.

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