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Dr Caroline Allen - Newly appointed Teaching Fellow

Dr Caroline Allen has joined us as a Teaching Fellow in the School of Psychology.  Caroline studied Psychology at the University of Leeds, during which she spent time studying abroad at the University of Wisconsin Madison, USA.  Following her degree, she completed a PhD in Psychology at the University of Stirling.  Her PhD research focused on investigating olfaction in humans, its role in social cognition and communication, and the way in which human odours interact with fragrances.

Since completing her PhD, Caroline has undertaken a range of post-doctoral research positions.  She worked at Stirling University investigating the effect of make-up on attraction and self-confidence.  Following this she was employed by Edinburgh Napier University to set up a state of the art 4D imaging lab which is used to investigate the production and recognition of facial expressions and emotions.  Most recently, Caroline was employed by the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University where she has been investigating the effects of current state (hunger) and developmental history (deprivation) on behaviours such as impulsivity in humans.

Caroline has been a member of the Centre for Behaviour and Evolution at Newcastle University since 2016 and her broad research interests lie in the application of evolutionary theory to understanding human behaviour.  Caroline will be teaching on the Psychology BSc (Honours) programme for which she will be supervising undergraduate and masters level projects, and she is happy to hear from students who share her research interests and would like to work with her.  We are delighted to welcome Caroline to the school.

published on: 1 August 2018