Julian Perara

Dr Julian Perara

Associate Principal Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)113 2837100 ext. 236
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Education/Academic qualification

  • PGCertLTHE, University of Leeds

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of York

  • Postgraduate Diploma, University of Hull

    Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Psychology

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Hull

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy,


Julian holds a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree and a post graduate diploma in Occupational Psychology from the University of Hull, a DPhil in the area of Children's Drawing Development from the University of York, and a post graduate certificate of learning and teaching in higher education from the University of Leeds. He has enjoyed a varied career in Psychology; working with the Ergonomics Research Group at Hull University, for Pat Lindley and Dave Bartram at their Occupational Psychology consultancy in Hull, and on various international research projects in the field of children's drawings. Julian joined Leeds Trinity University in August 2001 where he teaches Developmental Psychology at all undergraduate levels. Julian is the Programme Leader for the BSc ( Hons) Psychology and Child Development Programme.

Teaching and Administration

PSY4282 Introduction to Individual Differences, Social and Developmental Psychology 

PSY4311 Introduction to Educational Psychology

PSY4002 Research Methods in Psychology 1

PSY4072 Professional Development and Placement

PSY5121 Educational Psychology in Theory and Practice

PSY5022 Developmental Psychology

PSY5072 Professional Development and Placement

PSY6322 Childhood and Society

PSY6352 Applied Educational Psychology

PSY6114 Supervising Independent Research Projects

PSY6122 Supervising Psychology Special Subject essays


Programme Leader Psychology and Child Development

Open Days and Applicant Days

Development Tutor

Research interests

My current research interests are in the areas of adoption, family relationships and children’s drawing development. I am currently writing a paper on the design of a developmental scale for scoring children’s drawings of buildings.