Dr Alecia Cousins

Lecturer in Psychology, Psychology

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 205678 ext 1864
Office - 722
Seventh Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Alecia Cousins is a Biological Psychologist and a Lecturer in Psychology. Alecia completed her PhD at Swansea University, and her research specialises in Hydration and Nutrition across the lifespan, and how this can influence psychological and physical function. More specifically, she has explored how changes in hydration status, through dehydration and water supplementation, interact and influence psychological function i.e. mood, attention, reaction time, memory. Further research in collaboration with colleagues from the School of Medicine has explored how dehydration influences cardiovascular function in an ageing population. Alecia is also the co-lead of the UK Reproducibility Network in Swansea.

Alecia teaches on a number of undergraduate modules including Cognition I: Basic processes, Biological Psychology, Nutrition and Behaviour.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Hydration
  • Nutrition
  • Ageing
  • Vascular function
  • Health behaviours
  • Impulsivity

Career Highlights


SNAC: The Swansea Nutrition, Appetite and Cognition Group.

UKRN Swansea: UK Reproducibility Network Swansea, is a research group as part of the national network, which focuses on promoting open and reproducible science across the UK.

Award Highlights