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Iain Wilson

Iain Wilson

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)


Dr Iain Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology on the Teaching and Scholarship (T&S) Pathway.

In his current role, he is the course leader for the MSc/PGDip Psychology Conversion Course as well as being involved in other working groups, such as the Departmental Self-Assessment Team for Athena Swan.
Primarily Iain’s teaching responsibilities focus upon Employability Learning on the MSc / PGDip Psychology course, as well as the Psychology Single Honours and Pathway courses. He also lectures on a variety of modules, teaches research methods and is a personal tutor for postgraduate and undergraduate students.

Iain's Scholarship activities focus on developing teaching and learning resources to support reflective practice and in particular reflective writing. Iain is also engaged in activities around employability teaching and learning, including perceptions towards this.

Career overview

Iain currently works part-time, and his working days are Monday to Thursday. Prior to joining Nottingham Trent University in 2016, Iain worked as a Teaching Fellow in Psychology at Loughborough University, where he also completed his PhD thesis.

Research areas

Iain currently has interests in the following:

  • The importance of self-reflection and supporting reflective writing.
  • Pedagogy of employability teaching and learning, including methods of improving employability learning within Higher Education.
  • Perceptions towards employability teaching and learning
  • Occupational health psychology

Previous research Iain has been involved in includes:

  • Musculoskeletal conditions and occupational fatigue among white-water raft guides.
  • Benefits of exposure to the natural outdoor environments.
  • Social cure – how being involved in groups can help improve health and wellbeing.