Dr Lydia Harkin is a lecturer and applied researcher in the Psychology Department at NTU.
Lydia teaches on the following undergraduate modules:
- Research Methods One
- Research Methods and Statistics Two
- Introduction to Psychology
- Professional Practice in Psychology
- Individual Differences and Conceptual Issues in Psychology
- Psychology of Sex
And on the following masters modules:
- Cyberpsychology MSc – Applied Psychology of Digital Technology
- Cyberpsychology MSc – Psychology of Cyberspace and Online Behaviours
- Qualitative Research Design and Analysis MSc
Lydia has a PhD in Health Sciences, specialising in psychosocial cancer care, from the University of Central Lancashire. She joined the NTU Psychology department as a postdoctoral researcher in 2016, before becoming a lecturer in 2017.
Lydia’s research interests can be broadly defined in three categories:
- Improving supportive care for people living with and after cancer;
- Investigating the impact of the internet and internet enabled technology on wellbeing;
- Investigating the effect of community to act as a supportive resource, or a ‘social cure’.
Sponsors and collaborators
Lydia’s academic collaborators and co-authors include:
- Professor Kinta Beaver, University of Central Lancashire
- Professor Paola Dey, Edge Hill University
- Dr Kartina Choong, University of Central Lancashire