Your Psychology Postgraduate Diploma teaching team

The Psychology teaching team have many years’ experience in psychology and they understand the pressures of balancing study around work and family commitments.

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Academic Lead for Psychology and Course Director

Dr Alice Doherty, Academic lead for psychology, is a multidisciplinary teacher with varied teaching experience in a range of subjects including Psychology and English as a Foreign Language.

Gulcan Garip
Programme Lead in Psychology

Dr Gülcan Garip is the Programme Co-Lead for MSc Psychology and teaches on the MSc Health Psychology. Gülcan is a registered Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS), a registered Health Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council, a member of the BPS Division of Health Psychology, and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Claire began working for the University of Derby in 2011 in the campus Psychology team. Following maternity leave Claire returned to work as a Remote Lecturer in Psychology for UDOL in 2016. Claire's areas of interest and expertise lie within the areas of Health and Clinical Psychology.

Lecturer in Psychology

Lecturer in Psychology, Melanie Haughton, has worked in education since 2000. Melanie has worked as a Higher Education Learning Mentor, she has also worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Lancaster University and as an Associate Academic at the University of Derby.

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Dr Laura Rayment previously worked in prison psychology and was involved in research into the treatment of criminal psychopaths. Laura began working for the University of Derby in 2014 as an Associate Academic, became a Lecturer in 2016, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, working on a range of online undergraduate and postgraduate modules.

Natalie Zadurian in the University of Derby
Programme Co-Lead in MSc/PG Dip Psychology

Dr Natalie Zadurian is the Programme Co-Lead for the MSc and PGDip Psychology programmes. She teaches across both the undergraduate and postgraduate online psychology programmes, with specialisms in Health Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Research Methods.