Dr Thomas Hunt

Position: Senior Lecturer in Psychology

College: College of Life & Natural Sciences

Department: Life Sciences

Subject area: Psychology

Research Centre: Centre for Psychological Research

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I am a Senior Lecturer in Psychology within the Department of Life Sciences.

Teaching responsibilities

Currently, I lead the third year undergraduate modules Independent Study in Psychology and Psychology Literature Review Project. Also, I contribute to the teaching on a range of other modules including Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (year one), Introduction to Social and Cognitive Psychology (year one), Quantitative Methods and Individual Differences (year two), Cognitive and Social Psychology (year two), and Psychology in Education (year three). In addition, I supervise research projects across a range of programmes.

Membership of professional bodies

I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


BSc (Hons) Psychology

PgCert Research Methods


Recent publications

Hunt, T. E., & Sandhu, K. (2017). Endogenous and exogenous time pressure: Interactions with mathematics anxiety in explaining arithmetic performance. International Journal of Educational Research, 82, 91-98.

Stupple, E. J. N., Maratos, F. A., Elander, J., Hunt, T. E., Cheung, K. F. Y., & Aubeeluck, A. V. (2017). Development of the Critical Thinking Toolkit (CriTT): a measure of student attitudes and beliefs about critical thinking. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 23, 91-100.

Hunt, T. E., Clark-Carter, D., & Sheffield, D. (2014). Exploring the relationship between mathematics anxiety and performance: The role of intrusive thoughts. Journal of Education, Psychology and Social Sciences, 2, 69-75.

Hunt, T. E., Sheffield, D., & Clark-Carter, D. (2014). Eye movements during mental arithmetic: Exploring the relationship between mathematics anxiety and performance. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 29, 2, 226-231.

Richardson, M., Hunt, T. E., &Richardson, C. (2014). Children’s construction task performance and spatial ability: Controlling task complexity and predicting mathematics performance. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 119, 741-757.

Hunt, T. E., Clark-Carter-D., & Sheffield, D (2011). The development and part validation of a U.K. scale for mathematics anxiety. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 29, 455-466.

Priest, H., Roberts, P., Dent, H., Hunt, T. E., Weston, D., Chell, A., Blincoe, C., & Armstrong, C. (2011). Preparing for collaborative working in mental health: An interprofessional education project with clinical psychology trainees and nursing students. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 6, 47-57.

Stupple, E. J. N., Maratos, F. A., Elander, J., Duro, E., Purewal, S., & Hunt, T. E. (2011). The critical thinking toolkit for psychology (CriTTPsych): Development of an evidence-based resource. The Higher Education Academy Psychology Network.

Buckley, E.J. Rose, S.E. Ayers, B.A. Hunt, T.E. & White, D.G. (2007). Adjust the Balance: Literature Review into Work Life Balance Research. Learning and Skills Council research report.

Sheffield, D., & Hunt, T.E. (2007). How does anxiety influence maths performance and what can we do about it? Mathematics Statistics and Operations Research Connections, 6 (4), 19-23.

Recent conferences

Hunt, T. E. (2016, Nov.). The effect of maths anxiety on performance: A closer look and consideration of the mechanisms that underpin the relationship. Invited talk at the conference Contemporary Research in Mathematics Anxiety and Emotions: Redefining the Field, Manchester, U.K.

Hunt, T. E. (2016, Oct.). Mathematics anxiety: Correlates and strategies to reduce it. Invited talk at the 4th ADHD Foundation conference, Liverpool, U.K.

Hunt, T. E., & Sheffield. (2016, June). Reducing maths anxiety in the classroom. Workshop at the 8th national conference of Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties, London, U.K.

Hunt, T. E., & Sheffield, D. (2016, March). Mathematics anxiety: Correlates and brief interventions. Presentation at the Mathematics Resilience conference, University of Warwick, Coventry, U.K.

Stupple, E. J N., Hunt, T. E., Pitchford, M., & Ball, L. (2014, September). Slower isn't always better: Response-times present challenges for the cognitive miserliness account of the Cognitive Reflection Test. In Thinking and reasoning. Symposium conducted at the British Psychological Society Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference, Nottingham, U.K.

Priest, H., Dent, H., Blincoe, C., Hunt, T., Roberts, P., & Armstrong, C. (2008). Innovative methodology in the delivery and evaluation of inter-professional education. Poster presented to the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference 11-12 December, Congress Centre, London.

Hunt, T.E., Sheffield, D., Clark-Carter, D., & Ford, S. (2007). Cognitive intrusions during mathematical problem solving: The relationship with maths anxiety. Paper presented at the BPS Psychology of Education Section Annual Conference, Stoke-on-Trent.

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