Profile

Dr Cheryl Pitt

PhD

Senior Lecturer

Biography

Cheryl received her PhD in 2009, having worked as a researcher for a number of institutions, including the University of London and the Thomas Coram Research Institute, carrying out research in the field of family and child psychosocial wellbeing and health. Her research interests and higher education have particularly focused on adaptation to chronic illness in childhood, and she completed an MSc in Health Psychology in 1999. Her current research interests include lifespan and adult development, particularly career development and lifelong learning.

Cheryl has been a full-time member of academic staff at the University for over ten years, during which time she has helped to contribute to its reputation for teaching excellence. This has included being module leader for Health Psychology and Developmental Psychology, which comprised the theoretical focus of her PhD research. She also teaches on other modules which draw on her research experience and areas of expertise, and regularly teaches Health Psychology in the Nursing Faculty at Bucks. Further to these academic roles, she has been actively involved in a number of committees and panels, including the mitigating circumstances panel, and chairs the Psychology ethics sub-committee. She cites student welfare, ethics, fairness and impartiality as being of great importance to her, and she upholds these standards across the range of University activities.