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Megan Bean 28875

Megan R Bean BSc (Hons), MSc

Doctoral Researcher / Demonstrator


I have studied at Sheffield Hallam University since 2009. I graduated with a First Class BSc in Psychology in 2012, followed by an MSc in Applied Cognitive Neuroscience at Distinction. I have also gained clinical experience in the NHS in both Health Psychology and Neuropsychology.

  • About

    I am currently a PhD student working under the supervision of Dr Katie Cutts and Dr John Reidy. My PhD research is centred around writing and mentally simulating about ‘best possible future selves’; tasks which have been found to be beneficial for physical and psychological wellbeing. In particular, I am interested in the role of self-regulation in the production of the beneficial effects of these interventions on physical and psychological health. I am also undertaking work to explore how design parameters such as temporal proximity and future self specificity might impact task efficacy.

    Outside of my PhD, I am working with Dr Fuschia Sirois at the University of Sheffield on a project about the impact of ruminative responding to health behaviour goal failure on health behaviour intentions.

  • Teaching

    Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics

    Social Sciences and Humanities

    As part of my PhD studentship, I have been a demonstrator since 2014. I have provided support in research methods modules. This has included both undergraduate and postgraduate classes, and both qualitative and quantitative methods.

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