Dr. Darren Edwards attended Swansea University to study Psychology at BSc. After graduating, he carried on to study at Masters level and completed a MSc in Psychological Research Methods and subsequently completed a PhD in Cognitive Psychology. Darren completed postdoctoral work as a Research Fellow during the period of 2010-2014. In 2014, he was appointed as a Lecturer at the College of Human and Health Sciences' Interprofessional Studies department.
Darren lectures on a range of programmes and modules such as Psychology and Osteopathy, also Statistics and Research Methods. Supervising MSc and PhD students is also part of his role at the College.
In terms of research, Darren is very active in writing and publishing papers. His main research interests are the psychological components of cognition such as the process of unitisation and categorisation and the applications of these as potential diagnostic measures for autism. Another more recent interest of Darren's research is health psychological interventions such as the use of mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) applied to the treatment of chronic conditions such as chronic back pain.
Darren believes the best thing about his job is that it allows for intellectual freedom, and participating in creating a better world is very satisfying. He lives by the words; "Identify what you value in life and commit action towards achieving those values." Dr. Edwards says the biggest impact on his career would be down to great supervision from great academics that he has had the pleasure of working with since being a postgraduate.