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Dr Lisa Fridkin
27-28, Woburn Square
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  • Lecturer (Teaching)
  • IOE - Social Research Institute
  • UCL Institute of Education

Lisa is Lecturer in Psychology with extensive teaching experience across different settings. Her research primarily investigates motivation 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. 

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Research Summary

Lisa is a psychologist with a particular focus on child development. Her research investigates the two  key areas of motivation and wellbeing. Her work explores motivation in relation to learning and also emotional wellbeing and the interaction with motivation, risk and resilience. Research interests include the relationship between engagement and learning, cognitive and affective interplay in learning, effects of anxiety on motivation, children's wellbeing and ability to deal with risk and develop resilience. 

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. 

Recent and current research includes the effects of Covid19 on anxiety and coping in young children,  university UGs' learning and motivation and the switch to online / blended learning, young people's attitudes to the climate crisis. 

Teaching Summary

Lisa is module leader on the Y3 UG module, Internship in the Social Sciences and module co-lead on the Y2 UG module, Uncertainty in contemporary societies:  a psychosocial approach to wellbeing. She guest lectures and holds seminars on modules in psychology and statistics and methods on the SRI programmes. She supervises dissertation projects in most areas of psychology at UG / PG levels. 

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