Dan Shepperd BSc MBPsS PhD


Professional Biography and Experience


Aston University::

  • Social Psychology (UG 2nd Year)
  • Human Aggression (UG Final Year Option)
  • Qualitative Research Methods (various - UG and PG for Health Psychology and MRes)
  • Project supervision (UG & PG)


University of Surrey (Associate Tutor):

  • 'Developmental Psychology' Level 2 (contributor)
  • 'Intergroup Conflict' Level 3 (Module Convener)
  • 'Interpersonal and Intergroup Conflict' Level 3 (Module Convener)
  • 'Critical Approaches to Psychology' Level 3 (with Jane Ogden)
  • Final year undergraduate supervision in the area of sex, gender and friendship using qualitative methods.
  • 'Qualitative Research Methods' MSc module (contributor)
  • 'Research Methods' Clinical Supervision & Consultation MSc
  • Supervision of 'Clincical Supervision' research projects.

University of Winchester (Associate Lecturer):

  • 'Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology' Level 2 (with David Giles)
  • 'Introduction to Research Methods' Level 1 (contributor)


  • University of Winchester: Associate Lecturer - 'Qualitative Research' for Psychology BSc level 2 (2010)
  • University of Surrey: Associate Tutor – Convener for Psychology BSc level 3 modules ‘Critical Approaches to Psychology’ and ‘Intergroup Conflict’ (2010).
  • Academic Coordinator – Development of undergraduate tutorial programme and teaching resources for other tutors (2006-2007).
  • Academic Tutor – Tutorials: study skills and critical thinking (2003-2004, 2005-2007).
  • Demonstrator Research Methods (Level 1): ‘Statistical Computing’ for Applied Psychology & Sociology (2002-2004).
  • Research Methods (Level 2) – ‘Social Psychology’ (2004-2008).
  • Research Methods (MSc) – ‘Qualitative Research Methods’ (2005-2009).
  • Guest Lectures Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Psychology (Level 3) ‘Social Constructionism in LGBT Research’ (2008).
  • Research Methods (MSc) ‘Approaches to Transcription’ and ‘Representing the Other’ (2006).
  • British Psychological Society: Event Administrator – Coordinated one day event ‘Building Partnerships between Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Psychologists and the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Voluntary Sector’ (2004).


  • 2002 – 2010 PhD ‘Discourses of Friendship between Gay Men and Heterosexual Women’ in Psychology at the University of Surrey. Supervisors: Adrian Coyle – Director of the MSc Programme in Social Psychology and co-editor of Analysing Qualitative Data in Psychology (Sage, 2008). Peter Hegarty – Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of Department.
  • 1999 – 2002 BSc (Hons) 2.1 in Human Psychology at Aston University (Birmingham).
  • 1998 – 1999 3 CSE A Levels: English Literature [A], Media Studies [A], Psychology [B] at Guildford College.


  • 2002 Teaching Skills (Department of Psychology, University of Surrey)
  • 2008 LGBT Psychology Summer Institute (University of Michigan).


  • The British Psychological Society – Psychology of Sexualities Section, Qualitative Methods in Psychology, Social Psychology Section.
  • University and College Union
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