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Dr Lisa Fridkin
27-28, Woburn Square
  • Senior Teaching Fellow
  • IOE - Social Research Institute
  • UCL Institute of Education

Lisa is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Psychology with extensive teaching experience across different settings. Her research investigates the role of motivation in learning and emotional well-being.  Following an MSc in Child Development, Lisa was awarded an ESRC scholarship to complete her PhD in Psychology at UCL, Institute of Education. She holds degrees in languages and also psychology and has a PGCE (secondary). 
Lisa worked as a research officer on the 5th phase of the Every Child a Reader project which evaluated the efficacy of Reading Recovery as an intervention. Her current research investigates impact of Covid 19 on anxiety and coping. 

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Research Summary

Lisa is a psychologist with a particular focus on child development. Her research focusses on the key areas of motivation and also well-being. Her current work explores motivation in relation to learning, particularly with regard to literacy development and also emotional well-being and the interaction with motivation, risk and resilience. 
Her research interests include the relationship between motivation, engagement and learning, how motivation can be manipulated in educational settings to raise attainment, the interplay between cognitive and affective elements in learning and the neural pathways underpinning situational interest and how this relates to reward circuitry. 
Lisa is also interested in the scholarship of Teaching and Learning and developing understanding of how to support students fulfil their potential and enjoy a positive learning experience in HE. 

Teaching Summary

Lisa is module co-lead on the UG degree module Uncertainty in contemporary societies:  a psychosocial approach to wellbeing as well as module tutor on several psychology and statistics and methods modules on the SRI programmes. She supervises dissertation projects in most areas of psychology. 

Academic Background
2019   ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow University College London
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