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 Univeristy of Manchester. She is also a trained primary school teacher and has worked in both mainstrem and special educational needs settings. Kimberly is currently completeing her PhD in Education at the Uaniversity of Manchester. Her thesis  focuses on using data modelling techniques to investigate child and adolescent mental helath and wellbeing.  

Research interests

Kimberly's research interests are in the area of child and adolescent mental helath and wellbeing, with a particular focus in mental helath and wellbeing development, the role of schools in promoting good mental helath 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 Major Research Projects (PSY6114) and  Personal Tutor.