Jessica Crawford

Graduate Teaching Assistant & PhD Student

School of Psychology

+44 (0) 1772 89 3872

Jessica completed her B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. in Forensic Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire. She has returned to the University as a Graduate Teaching Assistant whilst also completing her Ph.D. in the area of sleep and cognition. Although her specialism and key research areas are within forensic, clinical and cognitive psychology, she maintains an element of familiarity and interest within a range of topics.

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Ph.D. School of Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, current.
M.Sc. Forensic Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2015.
B.Sc. (Hons) Forensic Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2014.

Jessica’s specific areas of research interest include; eyewitness testimony, facial recognition, aggression, sleep and cognition. She presented her research from the UCLan Research Internship at the NCUR Conference in Kentucky 2014, entitled: “TROUBLE FINDING THE RIGHT WORDS? An investigation into lexical selection using auditory distraction”. Currently, her Ph.D. is investigating the area of sleep and inhibitory control.

Clinically her experience is working within a secure forensic psychiatric hospital as a Rehabilitation Coach, working specifically with traumatic brain injury. She then went on to work as an Assistant Psychologist in York at a specialist neurorehabilitation unit, again with traumatic brain injury.


Researching her Ph.D. in the area of sleep and cognition

Teaching Activities

Teaching on undergraduate Psychology courses across a range of modules


National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Kentucky, 2014.


British Psychological Society (Graduate Member)