Kathryn Gardner

Dr. Kathryn Gardner

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

Darwin Building, DB206

+44 (0) 1772 89 4463

Kathryn is research active within the area of psychology and is a member of the Health Psychology Research Group.

Research Activities

Research Interests
Kathryn's main research interests are emotional intelligence (EI) and borderline personality disorder (BPD). Her work to date has focused mainly on the psychometric properties of established EI measures, and emotional functioning in BPD. She is also interested in the functions of non-suicidal self-injury.

Research Area
Health psychology group
Social cognition group
Individual differences
Personality psychology
Developmental psychology


Gardner, K. J., Archer, A., & Jackson, S. (in press). Does maladaptive coping mediate the relationship between borderline personality traits and reactive and proactive aggression? Journal of Aggressive Behavior.

Qualter, P., Gardner, K. J., Pope, D. J. & Kelly, J. M. (2012). Ability emotional Intelligence, trait emotional intelligence, and academic success in British secondary schools: A 5 year longitudinal study. Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 1, 83-91.

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BSc, Applied Psychology (University of Central Lancashire), 2004

PhD, Psychology (University of Central Lancashire), 2008

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (University of Central Lancashire), 2008

Postgraduate Certificate in Research Student Supervision (University of Central Lancashire), 2010


Member: British Psychological Society

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

External Roles

Kathryn hosts and maintains a website that provides links to hundreds of psychology related studies currently being run on the internet by psychologists and academics across the world. Online Psychology Research.


Supervisor to the following research students:

*Angharad Polley

*Carly Porter

*as director of studies

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Year 1 seminar tutor

PS1000 Introduction to Psychological Inquiry

PS1100 Social and Developmental Psychology

PS1200 Psychobiology and Cognition

PS1500 Current Topics in Psychology

PS2200 Developmental Psychology

PS2700 Methods in Psychology

PS3300 Individual Differences

PS3900, 3910 & 3960 Undergraduate Project Supervision

PS4700 Advanced Research Methods

PS4900, 4940 & 4980 Masters degree project supervision

PhD supervision