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Pamela  Pourzanjani

Pamela Pourzanjani

Senior Lecturer

School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

023 8201 2055 ext. 2055 Room no. RM127

Biography

Pam completed her BSc (Hons) degree in psychology and PhD at the University of Plymouth. Her research interests include cognitive developmental psychology including memory, attention, metacognition and children’s drawings, and teaching and learning in higher education. She gained her teaching qualification, PGCLT(HE), at Derby University and is a chartered psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society. She is also a qualified proofreader and editor.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Teaching experience

    am started teaching part-time in the early 1990's while completing her PhD at University of Plymouth. Then having...
    Pam started teaching part-time in the early 1990's while completing her PhD at University of Plymouth. Then having achieved her doctorate, took a full-time lecturing position at University of Derby, followed by a senior lectureship in psychology at Southampton Institute specialising in developmental and educational psychology. In 2003, she left teaching to move overseas but began again in 2012 teaching psychology in Malaysia. Having returned to the UK in 2015 she then returned to Solent University to again take up a senior lectureship in the psychology department.
  2. Research interests

    Pam's research interests include cognitive developmental psychology including memory, attention, metacognition and children’s drawings, and teaching and learning in higher education.
  3. Recent publications

    Pam's recent publications include her PhD thesis and academic journal articles. Follow the link below for more information...

    (Published under maiden name of Sutton)

    Sutton, P., and Henry, A. (2005). 'An exploration of student learning experiences and approaches to learning'. Psychology Teaching Review, 11(1), 42–52.

    Sutton, P. (2000). 'Using lecture notes on the Internet as learning support materials during lectures: Student and staff perspectives on note-taking'Psychology Teaching Review, 9(1), 26–37.

    Sutton, P., and Rose, D. (1998). 'The role of strategic visual attention in children’s drawing development'. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology68, 87–107.

    Sutton, P. (1995). 'Getting a handle on children’s drawings: A cognitive approach'. PhD Thesis, University of Plymouth, UK.

    Sutton, P. (1993). 'The comprehension of instructions in a drawing task'. In J. Clibbens & B. Pendleton (Eds.),CLS 93. Proceedings of the Child Language Seminar 1993.  Plymouth, England: University of Plymouth.