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Mark Sergeant

Mark Sergeant

Principal Lecturer (Learning and Teaching Manager)

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)


Mark Sergeant is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University (NTU).

Mark is the Academic Integrity Coordinator for both the Department of Psychology and School of Social Sciences at NTU, overseeing the implementation of Academic Irregularity policies and procedures. Mark is also the Chair of the NTU TILT Academic Integrity Group and a member of the Midlands Academic Integrity Group.

Mark's current teaching duties relate to the study of human sexual behaviour, introductory psychology and being an ethical practitioner. Mark has supervised numerous undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and is involved in the supervision of PhD students.

Mark received the NTU Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award in 2019.

Research areas

Mark's primary research interests are:

  • Academic Integrity (especially the psychological predictors of plagiarism and other forms of misconduct among students)
  • Teaching and learning techniques (especially effective communication strategies and statistics anxiety)
  • The psychology of sexual behaviour (especially the psychobiology of homosexuality, interpersonal attraction, and the study of sexual aggression)
  • The psychology of human olfactory function (sense of smell)

Mark's research supervision includes projects primarily related to Academic Integrity and teaching and learning. The main focus of this work involves online surveys, psychometric studies and qualitative research projects.

External activity

  • Chair of the Standing Conference Committee of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • Lead on the Careers in Psychology and Your Future in Psychology events of the BPS.
  • Committee member of the BPS Division of Academic Researchers and Teachers in Psychology (DART-P).
  • Delivered events on Academic Integrity for Inside Government series and Turnitin.
  • Completion of a British Science Association (BSA) Media Fellowship with placements at the Science Media Centre and Daily Mirror.

Press expertise

Academic Integrity