Miss Jessica Cotney

Post:Doctoral Tutor (Psychology)
Other posts:Research Fellow (Psychology)
 Support Worker (Student Support Unit)

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From 2004-2012, Jess worked with children and young people in school settings. She worked closely with typically developing children as well as children with special educational needs such as autism and social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Following her undergraduate studies in psychology, she worked as a researcher evaluating the children and young people's pilot program for Time to Change, a nationwide mental health anti-stigma campaign.

In January, 2015, she joined the School of Psychology, University of Sussex to conduct her PhD studies on kindness and well-being in adolescents. In 2018, she started working as a Research Fellow in the School of Psychology, studying kindness across contexts.




Research Fellow in Psychology (Project: Kindness @ Sussex)

PhD Student (submitted February 2019), supervised by Prof. Robin Banerjee at the CRESS Lab, School of Psychology (Project: Kindness & well-being in adolescence).

Doctoral tutor in Psychology


2015 - 2019, PhD Student, School of Psychology, University of Sussex

2009 - 2012, BSc (hons) Psychology, Univeristy of Roehampton



Professional memberships:

Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy

Graduate Member of British Psychological Society

Research groups: Sussex CRESS Lab