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Fiona Essig

Dr Fiona Essig

Lecturer (Education)

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Fiona joined the BSc Psychology programme in January 2020, having previously taught psychology at the Open University and at the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge. Her research background is in attention, looking at models of cognitive control in verbal task switching. She has also conducted research into students’ experiences of multitasking and media use while studying remotely during the pandemic. She has qualifications from University of Westminster (BSc Hons Cognitive Science) and University of Hertfordshire (MSc Psychological Research Methods, PhD Cognitive Psychology). She is a chartered psychologist and Fellow of the HEA. She teaches on a range of undergraduate modules, including foundation and advanced graduate attributes, the extended essay library dissertation module, and the addictions module, as well as supervising undergraduate and taught postgraduate project students. Fiona also presents a new year 3 undergraduate module on psychology of creativity


Research Interests

  • Verbal task switching
  • Media multitasking
  • Cognitive profile of adult dyspraxia