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Jessica Drakett


Jessica Drakett
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Jessica Drakett

Senior Lecturer

School Of Social Sciences

0113 812 4481 J.Drakett@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Jessica Drakett

Jessica is a PhD researcher and part time lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University. She received her BSc (Hons) Psychology from Sheffield Hallam University.

Jessica is currently completing her PhD studies under the supervision of Dr Bridgette Rickett, Dr Katy Day and Dr Kate Milnes. Her doctoral research explores the gender gap in technology from a feminist post-structuralist standpoint, with a specific focus on organisational and Internet humour (in particular, Internet memes).

She is a committee member of the British Psychological Society Psychology of Women Section (POWS), managing the section website and social media presence. She also co-edits the International Society for Critical Health Psychology blog.

Current Teaching

Jessica currently teaches on the following courses/modules:

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology:
    • L4 - Growing Social, Personal Tutoring
    • L5 - Advanced Research Methods
    • L6 - Final Year Project
  • MSc Psychology (conversion award):
    • Psychological Research and Analysis (distance learning)

She has previously taught Foundation and Intermediate Research Methods at Leeds Beckett, and worked as a distance learning tutor for the Open University on DZX222 - Exploring Psychology.

Research Interests

Jessica's research interests broadly span the following areas:

  • organisational psychology
  • feminist psychology
  • cyberpsychology
  • social psychology
  • qualitative research methods
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