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About Rhian McHugh

Rhian provides technical support for teaching and research in the school of psychology.

Teaching

Visiting Lecturer (teaching & marking) - Research Methods & Skills (PS4005: March 2011 – May 2011 & March 2012): Delivery of level 4 lab classes introducing students to

Visiting Lecturer (teaching & marking) - Applied Research Experience in Psychology (PS5099: 2011, & 2012) Supervising 5 small research groups conducting lab based research. Developing projects and stimulus investigating; facial asymmetry and sexual selection choices, manipulation of waist-to-hip ratio in a 3D model and its impact on sexual selection choices, electrooculogram measures of eye movements with neutral and “attractive” distractions, and gender performance differences on a polygraph in a stressful environment.

Visiting Lecturer (marking) - History and Applications of Psychology (PS4012 February 2012): delivering and assessment of three lectures “occupational and organisational psychology”. Covering introduction to the topic, applications and ergonomics. Short answer exam questions were set to assess students’ knowledge of the area.

Visiting Lecturer (marking) - Psychology and Wellbeing (PS4013 January 2014): Marking 46 level 4 essays covering either: schizophrenia, anxiety disorders or depression.

Visiting Lecturer (marking) - Psychology and lifestyle (PS4017 March 2014): Marking 39 essays “evidence of applied and critical thinking” and reflective essays contained within student portfolios

Visiting Lecturer (teaching & marking) - Understanding the Mind – Cognition (PS5017 2014): delivering two lab classes on data collection and analysis of the impact of articulatory and spatial suppression tasks on performance on digits span and corsi block tasks. Inclusive marking of 27 lab reports.

Visiting Lecturer (marking) - Core Topics in Psychology – Cognition (PS4010 2015): Marking cognition exam questions “discuss evidence of short term memory models”

Demonstrator – Eye tracking Equipment (open days and masters students) demonstrating the uses of SMI eye tracking goggles, Dynovision light board and basin anticipation timer in the context of psychological research.

Demonstrator – Becoming a Psychological Researcher (PS5015_2017/18) supporting quantitative lab classes (ANOVA and survey design and analysis)

Visiting Lecturer (marking) – Becoming a Psychological Researcher (PS5015_2017/18) marking ANOVA lab reports and student group presentations.

Published Work

Publications

Hulbert-Williams, N., Plumpton, C., Flowers, P., McHugh, R., Neal, R., Semlyen, J., & Storey, L. (2017) The cancer care experiences of gay, lesbian and bisexual patients: A secondary analysis of data from the UK Cancer Patient Experience Survey. European Journal of Cancer Care, 26 (4).

Stewart, S. L. K., Schepman, A., Haigh, M., McHugh, R., & Stewart, A. J. (2018). Affective theory of mind inferences contextually influence the recognition of emotional facial expressions. Cognition & Emotion, DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2018.1450224.

Acknowledgments

Nicholls., W. Hulbert-Williams., N., & Bramwell, R. (2014), The role of relationship attachment in psychological adjustment to cancer in patients and caregivers: a systematic review of the literature. Psychooncology, 23, (10), 1083-1095. DOI: 10.1002/pon.3664.

Conferences

R.S. McHugh, M. Cousins, C. Macdonald-Smith, N. Hulbert-Williams (2015, January). Predictors of distress in lung cancer patients: a systematic review, 13th Annual British Thoracic Oncology Group Conference, Dublin, Ire.

Hulbert-Williams N, McHugh R, Semlyen J, Flowers P, Storey L, Ream E & Neal R. What are the experiences of cancer care in gay, lesbian and bisexual patients, and how do these differ from heterosexual cancer patients?  IPOS World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Lisbon, October 2014 (oral).

Hulbert-Williams N, McHugh R, Hulbert-Williams L, Cousins M & Heaton-Brown L. Improving audio-delivered mindfulness interventions: What type of voice do people prefer and find most effective. IPOS World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Lisbon, October 2014 (oral).

Hulbert-Williams N, McHugh R, Semlyen J, Flowers P, Storey L, Ream E & Neal R. What are the experiences of cancer care in gay, lesbian and bisexual patients, and how do these differ from heterosexual cancer patients?  NCRI Cancer Conference, Liverpool, November 2014 (poster).

Hulbert-Williams N, Plumpton C, McHugh R, Semlyen J, Flowers P, Storey L, Ream E & Neal R. (2015, March). What are the experiences of cancer care in gay, lesbian and bisexual patients, and how do these differ from heterosexual cancer patients?  British Psychosocial Oncology Society Annual Conference, Leeds (oral)

McHugh R, Flynn S, Cousins M & Hulbert-Williams NJ. (2015, July). Predictors of distress in lung cancer patients: A systematic review.  IPOS World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Washington DC (poster).

McHugh R, Cousins M, Hulbert-Williams N (2015, April). Predictors of distress in lung cancer patients: A systematic review. Poster presentation, England, UK (poster).

McHugh, R., Cousins, M., Hulbert-Williams, L., Heaton-Brown, L., & Hulbert-Williams, N. (2015, July). Improving audio-delivered mindfulness interventions: What type of voice do people prefer and find most effective? Oral presentation, Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice conference, Chester, UK, July 2015 (oral).

Stewart, S. L. K., Schepman, A., Haigh, M., McHugh, R., & Stewart, A. J. (2015,

April). Writing the mind on the eyes: Theory of mind inferences contextually influence the recognition of emotional facial expressions. Paper presented at the meeting of the Experimental Psychological Society, Durham, UK.

Successful funding applications

Hulbert-Williams N, Heaton-Brown L, McHugh R, Cousins M & Hulbert-Williams L.  Improving audio-delivered mindfulness interventions: what type of voice do people prefer and find most effective?  AWARDED: £4,399 (University of Chester, 2013-15).

Qualifications

MSc: Psychology: Theory, Methods & Applications  University of Chester

BSc: Psychology with Counselling Skills (2:1)  University of Liverpool