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.
Research and Scholarly Activities
Eating and Drinking Behavior
Student Satisfaction and Wellbeing
Social Sciences and Arts
Verrier, D., & Day, C. (2020). How can we improve the final year dissertation? A consideration of ethics, quality, and one-to-one supervision. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 8 (2), 90-96. http://doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v8i2.395
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. http://doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v8i2.423
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. http://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2019.00115
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. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2011.12.013
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. http://doi.org/10.1097/HTR.0000000000000568
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.