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Lynne Spackman

Dr Lynne Spackman PhD, MSc, PgCert,

Senior Lecturer

Summary

My role:

1. Lecturer and Academic Tutor: I teach on, lead and develop modules on undergraduate and postgraduate courses. I provide academic tuition and pastoral support to students.

2. International Mobility Coordinator: I liaise with international universities to facilitate the exchange of students and staff. I develop contacts and exchange opportunities with other universities outside the UK. I provide practical and pastoral support for incoming international students and outgoing SHU students within the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics.

3. Level 5 Year tutor on the MSc Psychology/Sociology Joint Honors degree: I work with administration staff and the course leader in providing a positive student experience for this level 5 cohort. I oversee the everyday academic management of this group of students and provide higher level practical and pastoral support.

  • About

    As Lecturer and Academic Tutor I teach on, lead and develop modules on undergraduate and postgraduate courses. I deliver modules on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses primarily in Cognitive Neuroscience but also in project management and ethics. I provide academic tuition and pastoral support to students. 

    As International Mobility Coordinator I liaise with international universities to facilitate the exchange of students and staff. I develop contacts and exchange opportunities with other universities outside the UK. I provide practical and pastoral support for incoming international students and outgoing SHU students within the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics.I am a Level 5 Year tutor on the MSc Psychology/Sociology Joint Honors degree. I work with administration staff and the course leader in providing a positive student experience for this level 5 cohort. I oversee the everyday academic management of this group of students and provide higher level practical and pastoral support.

    I did my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Chemistry at the University of Alberta, Canada before moving to the United Kingdom where I completed a MSc and a PhD in Neuroscience from University College London. I am a registered Clinical Physiologist and spent ten years working and doing research in various NHS trusts, including Moorfields Eye Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. During this time I had a variety of management and training roles within NHS neurophysiology departments. In 2008 I moved into full-time academia and started working at Sheffield Hallam University where I primarily teach areas involving cognition and neuroscience.

    I am a Member of the Association of Neurophysiological Scientists and of the British Society for Clinical Neurophysiologists.

  • Teaching

    Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics

    Social Sciences and Arts

    Psychology, Sociology and Politics

  • Research

    Current projects include:

    1. A collaborative study with York and Cambridge Universities on word consolidation and sleep.

    2. Audio/Visual crossmodal effects on affective perception.

    3. Electrophysiological markers of the effects of audio/visual stimuli on well being in natural and urban environments.

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Selvan, A., Cole, L., Spackman, L., & Wright, C. (2017). Hierarchical Cluster Analysis to Aid Diagnostic Image DataVisualization of MS and Other Medical Imaging Modalities. .

    Spackman, L.A., Towell, A., & Boyd, S.G. (2010). Somatosensory discrimination: An intracranial event-related potential study of children with refractory epilepsy. Brain Research, 1310, 68-76. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2009.10.072

    Spackman, L.A., Boyd, S.G., & Towell, A. (2007). Effects of stimulus frequency and duration on somatosensory discrimination responses. Experimental Brain Research, 177 (1), 21-30. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-006-0650-0

    Spackman, L., Boyd, S., & Towell, T. (2006). Identification and characterization of somatosensory off responses. Brain Research, 1114 (1), 53-62. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2005.12.135

  • Other activities

    Active member of the Brain, Behaviour and Cognitions Group and of the Communication project team working on the Athena Swan award.

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