Dr Heather Watkins

Dr Heather Watkins

Lecturer, Psychology

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792



Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

I have been lecturing psychology in the higher education arena for many years and am continuously interested in developing innovative teaching practice as well as engaging students on a broader level, increasing inclusivity and enhancing the student experience.  As part of this I work closely with the Psychology Society and our student representatives for Psychology at Swansea University to develop partnerships and the student community.   My areas of interest include stress, anxiety and coping as well as positive psychology, health and well-being. 

  • Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Swansea University
  • Staff-Student Liaison Academic Lead - Department of Psychology, Swansea University
  • Academic Member of Admissions Team - Department of Psychology, Swansea University

Areas Of Expertise

  • Psychological factors relating to recovery from illness
  • External and internal influences on mood, cognition and performance
  • Emotions, stress and coping
  • Understanding mental health and stigma
  • The application of positive psychology in enhancing well-being

Career Highlights

Research

I am interested in a number of areas for research, including: psychological factors relating to recovery from illness; external and internal influences on mood, cognition and performance; emotions, stress and coping; understanding mental health and stigma; and, the application of positive psychology in enhancing well-being.

Award Highlights