Kimberly Petersen

Kimberly Petersen


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Education/Academic qualification

  • Master of Education, University of Manchester

    MEd Psychology of Education

  • PGCE, University of Manchester

    PGCE Primary Education

  • Master of Arts, University of Glasgow

    MA (Hons.) Psychology

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, FHEA

    2019 -


Kimberly joined Leeds Trinity in 2020 as a Lecturer in Psychology. She has an academic background in both Psychology and Education. In 2004, she was awarded MA (hons.) in Psychology from the University of Glasgow and, in 2015, an MEd in Psychology of Education from the University of Manchester. She is also a trained Primary School Teacher and has worked in both mainstrem and special education settings. Kimberly is currently completeing her PhD in Education at the University of Manchester. Her thesis  focuses on using data modelling techniques to investigate child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing.  

Research interests

Kimberly's research interests are in the area of child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on: mental health and wellbeing development, the role of schools in promoting good mental health and wellbeing, school-based preventative interventions, and the impact of social support. 

Teaching and Administration

Kimberly is a module tutor and co-ordinator for Educational Psychology 1 (PSY4422) and Applied Educational Psychology (PSY6352).

She is also a tutor on Research Methods (PSY4012), a supervisor for Undergraduate Major Research Projects (PSY6114) and MSc Psychology Theses (PSY7086), and personal tutor.