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Dr Jeanet Ingwersen is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology. She completed her BSc in Psychology and her MSc in Psychological Research Methods at the University of Dundee and gained her PhD in 2011 from Northumbria University. Her PhD investigated the Effect of Breakfast and Snack Consumption on Children's Cognitive Performance.

Jeanet is the Programme Leader for the MSc Psychology and MSc Applied Psychology courses at Teesside. Since commencing her lectureship at Teesside in 2008 she has taught on a variety of modules. Currently she teaches the developmental parts of ‘Human Development and Social Psychology’ in year 1 and ‘Development, Cognitive Processes and Disorders’ in year 2. She also teaches on ‘Current Issues in Neurodevelopmental Psychology’ and supervises both undergraduate, postgraduate dissertation students as well as Doctoral and PhD students.

Summary of Research Interests

Jeanet is a researcher within the Health and Wellbeing Theme in the Centre for Applied Psychological Science at Teesside University. Her primary research interest is concerned with wellbeing in children. Her research has investigated the relationship between food intake and children’s cognition and behaviour and she is particularly interested in area of applying glycaemic index of a food to cognitive and behavioural effects in children. Jeanet is also interested in the relationship between access to outdoor environments (green and blue space) and wellbeing in both children and adults. She also has an interest in interventions and support for people with ASD.

PhD and Research Opportunities

Laura Boylan (Doctor of Philosophy). Supervised by Dr Jeanet Ingwersen (DoS), Dr Helen Limbrick & Dr Katherine Swainston. Examining the impact and development of interventions and support for autistic adults. 3/10/22 → ...

Gemma Brown (Doctor of Philosophy). Supervisors Dr Katherine Swainston (DoS), Dr Jill Taylor & Dr Jeanet Ingwersen. How does cancer treatment impact a person with autism? 5/10/20 → …

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Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The Effect of Breakfast and Snack Consumption on Children's Cognitive Performance, Northumbria University

Award Date: 20 Oct 2011

Master, Psychological Research Methods, University of Dundee

Award Date: 18 Sept 2002

Bachelor, Psychology

Award Date: 8 Jul 1999


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