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Becky Beesley

Research student

Becky Beesley

Lancaster University

Fylde College



Research overview

My primary focus is in the improvement of services for children with epilepsy and their families. In particular I am interested in carer adaptation to childhood epilepsy and in the provision of paediatric Epilepsy Specialist Nurses (ESNs). I am also looking to develop my interests in the issues surrounding transition from paediatric to adult epilepsy services. Much of my work is with qualitative research methods as I have a particular interest in semi-structured interviews and medical consultations.


MSc Psychological Research Methods with Distinction (2012), Lancaster University

BSc (Hons) Psychology with First Class Honours (2011), University of Bolton

Current Teaching

Currently teaches on the following undergraduate modules in the Lancaster University Psychology Department:

PSYC204 Research Methods I: Experimental Methods in Psychology, Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA)

PSYC224 Research Methods II: Asking Questions Analysing Responses, GTA 

PSYC102 Investigating Psychology (Skills), GTA

PSYC102 Investigating Psychology (Analysis), GTA

Has also taught on a ad hoc basis (cover for regular GTAs) on the following modules;

PSYC101 Understanding Psychology, Seminar lead GTA

PSYC102 Investigating Psychology (Approaches), GTA

PSYC214 Statistics, GTA

PSYC401 Analysing and Interpreting Psychologial Data I, GTA


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