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About Brad Kennedy

Brad graduated from Bangor University in 2016 with a degree in Psychology with Neuropsychology BSc (Hons). He then attained his MSc in Neuroimaging from Bangor University in 2017.  Brad is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS). Brad is also a member of the Experimental Psychology Research group within the School of Psychology.

Teaching

Brad’s main teaching areas are across the Research Methods and Skills module (PS4005) and assisting with the delivery of the Becoming a Psychological Researcher (PS5015) module. Brad is also involved with the marking and draft reading for both of the above modules as well as Core Topics in Psychology (PS4010), Psychology of the Unusual (PS4011), Applications of Psychology in Education (PS4016), Forensic Psychology (PS4019) and Understanding the Mind (PS5017). Brad is also a tutor on the Work Based Learning (WBL5101) module which runs later in the academic year for Level 5. Brad has been nominated for teaching awards in the student-led ‘1839 Awards’ for two years running.

Research

Previously, Brad has investigated the asymmetry of language dominance and its relationship with handedness. He has also investigated how language dominance is represented structurally in the brain using MRI diffusion imaging techniques to examine and visualise the white matter pathways. Brad is currently investigating social cognitive psychology and specifically is interested in the mechanisms of social intentionality. All of the current research is fully embedded within the Open Science ethos. Studies are pre-registered and data, materials and code are openly available on the Open Science Framework (osf.io/ekmyr). If you are interested in Brad’s work or if you have any questions, please do email or call.

Published Work

Rumsey, S., Lunny, C., & Kennedy, B. J. (2019). Open Access: A primer from UKRN. https://www.bristol.ac.uk/psychology/research/ukrn/about/resources/

Ashcroft, S., & Kennedy, B. J. (2019). How to write a lab report. The secret recipe for success. UK: Amazon. ISBN:9781093510195

Kennedy, B. J. (2019). The RISC Project; Researching Intentions in Social Contexts. (oral presentation). Annual Postgraduate Conference, University of Chester (June 25, 2019)

Kennedy, B. J. (2019) Open Science & Utilising Open Data. (Invited talk). Chester Data Insights, Chester UK (May 28, 2019).

Stewart, S. & Kennedy, B. J. (2019) Becoming an Open Scientist: Lessons from the Replication Crisis. (Co-presented workshop). University of Chester Research Festival (April 8, 2019) - https://www.chester.ac.uk/research/festival

Kennedy, B. J., Scudds, A., Lafferty, M., & Stewart, S. (2019). Knobe (2003) Replication study. (oral presentation). University of Chester PGR Symposium 2019 (February 21, 2019).

Stewart, S., Kennedy, B. J., & Haigh, M. (2018, under review). Breaking bad, breaking good: Valence of agents and recipients modulates the side-effect effect. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, under review.

Kennedy, B. J., Scudds, A., Lafferty, M., & Stewart, S. (2018). Understanding current social opinions of job roles and sectors of work – A pilot study. PsyPag 2018 Conference, University of Huddersfield (July 25, 2018). https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.6860342.v1

Kennedy, B. J. (2018). Intention is in the eye of the beholder: Exploring the parameters of intentionality judgements utilising the side-effect effect. (oral presentation). Annual Postgraduate Conference, University of Chester (February 2018)

Kennedy, B. J., Karlsson, E., Mullins, P., & Carey, D. P. (2017). Diffusion spectrum imaging (DSI) of the arcuate fasciculus and frontal aslant tract in atypical language dominance. (oral presentation). Annual Postgraduate Conference, Bangor (September 2017)

Kennedy, B. J., Karlsson, E., & Carey, D. P. (2017). Diffusion spectrum imaging (DSI) of the arcuate fasciculus and frontal aslant tract in atypical language dominance. (oral presentation). British Psychological Society (BPS) Welsh Branch - Annual Student Conference (April 2017)

Qualifications

Brad completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology with Neuropsychology BSc (Hons) at Bangor University in 2016. He attained his MSc Neuroimaging (Distinction) in 2017, also from Bangor University. Brad is now undertaking a PhD in social intentionality at the University of Chester. His PhD research is investigating the psychological factors relating to social intentions. Brad is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS).