Research at Leeds Beckett
About Sarah Asquith
Sarah is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Psychology in the Leeds School of Social Sciences.
Sarah completed a Masters in Psychology at Leeds Beckett University after an undergraduate degree in English and Art History, and some years working in the manufacturing and retail industries. Sarah's research interests include creativity and mental health. Her PhD studies creativity and wellbeing in young people.
Sarah currently teaches on the following BSc Psychology modules:
- Foundation Research Methods
- Psychology of Mental Health
- Real World Psychology
Sarah's PhD research aims to identify the nature of the relationships between different aspects of creativity and mental wellbeing by investigating the influence of individual factors (e.g., IQ) and environmental factors (e.g., engagement in leisure activities) on both. The study takes a combined cross-sectional and longitudinal approach using quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate these factors in three cohorts of young people over a two-year period.