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Rohanna Sells

Graduate Teaching Assistant, PhD Student
School of Psychology and Computer Science
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Rohanna is a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) within the School of Psychology and Computer Science. Alongside her teaching responsibilities, she is completing a Ph.D. in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience under the supervision of Dr Georgia Chronaki and Professor Simon Liversedge.

In her current role as a GTA, Rohanna supports the teaching of a range of undergraduate and postgraduate Psychology modules within the school. These include PS1010 Research Methods and Statistics, PS2010 Psychological Research Methods, PS1020 Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology, PS1030 Introduction to Psychobiology and Cognition and PS3020 Neuropsychological Disorders. She contributes to facilitating workshops and seminars, providing one to one support to students, and marking assessments.

Rohannas Ph.D. research focuses on the interaction between vocal emotion recognition and visual attention, and how these processes differ in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She is also interested in using event-related potentials to investigate the neural underpinnings of this interaction in adolescents and adults. She is a member of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory within the department.

Rohanna gained a first-class B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Manchester in 2015. She completed her M.Sc. in Psychology of Child Development at UCLan in 2018, before taking a year out of academia to teach English to children in Indonesia. She returned to UCLan in July 2019 to start her current role as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.

  • B.Sc (Hons) Psychology, University of Manchester, 2015
  • M.Sc Psychology of Child Development, University of Central Lancashire, 2018
  • Associate Fellow of Higher Education, University of Central Lancashire, 2020
  • School Award for the Best Overall Performance by a student on MSc Psychology of Child Development, 2018 (UCLan)
  • School Award for the Best Research Project by a student on MSc Psychology of Child Development, 2018 (UCLan)
  • Highly Commended Prize at the Postgraduate Research Conference, 2019 (UCLan)
  • Highly Commended Prize at the Postgraduate Conference, 2021 (UCLan)
  • Vocal Emotion Recognition
  • Visual Spatial Attention
  • Event-Related Potentials
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Experimental Psychology Society (Graduate Member)