My Role

Senior Lecturer (Education Focus) in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience here at the University of St. Andrews.

I currently teach, as well as being Module Controller, for PS1901, PS2901, PS3031/PS5231(Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology), and am Programme Director for our Lifelong Learning modules. As well as teaching the Masters level SS5104 Quantitative Methods for Social Scientists I also contribute to our research methods modules in third year. I have twelve Masters students attend my module PS5231. My M.Sc. student by research successfully completed Dec., 2019.

Recent and current Administrative and Teaching duties:

Enhancement Theme team member(2017-2020)

Senate Efficiency Review member (2016/17)

External Relations Officer (2017-)

M.Sc. Conversion Course Controller (2013)

Advisor of Studies, Science (2011 – current)

Deputy Director of Teaching (2004 – 2006)

Second Year Course Controller (2011-2019)

First Year Course Controller (2004-2011)

Long standing School and University Commitments

School WebCT Advisor (2002 – 2009)

Reading Party Organiser (1999, 2001, 2004-2010, 2012-2019)

School visits co-ordination and Visiting Day presentations (2001 – current)

School Mentoring Scheme Co-ordinator (1999 – 2009; 2017-2019)

Staff Council (1992-current)

Staff-Student Consultative Committee (1993 -current)

Learning and Teaching Support Network contact (since 1992) and then Higher Education Academy Liaison.

Outreach, Public Engagement and Widening Participation activities

Psychology “Space” School Organiser (2008 – 2017)

British Science Week Open Day organiser (St. Andrews), 2000 – 2017 (see Science Open Day page above)

Sutton Trust Summer School Organiser (2002 – current)

LiftOff2Success (St. Andrews), 2011- current

REACH & First Chances contributor (2012 – current)

Grants/Awards:
Gardner P.L. and Nguyen, I. Note-taking strategies in the blended environment(2020-2021) £400 for student internship from School of Psychology & Neuroscience

Gardner P.L.Development of an Evaluation Toolkit (2018) £1731 from St Andrews Teaching Development/Enhancement Theme Fund

Gardner P.L. An Evaluation of the Readiness for Learning approach in Clackmannanshire schools (2017-2018) £30000 from Clackmannanshire Council, Raising Attainment Funding (Scottish Government)

Gardner P.L. An Evaluation of the Neurosequential Model of Education in Clackmannanshire schools (2017) £8000 from Clackmannanshire Council Raising Attainment Funding (Scottish Government)

Doherty, G., Ellis, M. & Gardner P.L. The Big Brain Box Project (2017) £3,500 Institutional Strategic Science Funding (Wellcome)

Gardner P.L. and Miles, P.J. Feedback, Grades, or Feedback plus Grades influences on subsequent performance (2015) £531 from St Andrews Teaching Development Fund

Gardner P.L.Digital note-taking versus Longhand note-taking on assessment performance (2015) £531 from St Andrews Teaching Development Fund

Cross, K. and Gardner P.L. (2012) £1000 for Science Engagement Actvities Wellcome
Trust

Gardner, P.L. (2012) National Science Festival. £500. British Science Association

Gardner, P.L. (2012) National Science and Engineering Week. £300. University of
St Andrews

Gardner, P.L. et al., (2010) £21,485. A consortium bid with Dundee Science Centre,Adam Smith College, Carnegie College, GeoHeritage Fife, and awarded by Fife Council. A further £10K was attracted by Fife Council from from the Scottish Government Science Engagement Grant scheme and another £7K from Community Grants. This funded the Fife Science Festival 2010-2011.

Gardner, P.L., et al.,. (2009) £11,700. SusTrans (Scotland)

Darwin 200 Roadshow. (2009) £8000, Scottish Government, Science Engagement Grant.

Gardner, P.L. et al., (2009) £1000, School Liaison, University of St. Andrews. To support Darwin Roadshow.

Gardner, P.L. et al., (2009) £2000, School of Psychology, University of St. Andrews. To support Darwin Roadshow.

ESRC Grant for £1,343,164.53 to develop an “Advanced Quantitative Methods Network” in Scotland
(2009-2011).

Principal Investigator: Professor Susan McVie University of Edinburgh.

Co-investgators: Professor L. Paterson, Dr A. Thompson, Dr C. Iannelli , Dr A. Glendinning,
Prof. V. Gayle, Mr P. Gardner, Dr M. Shephard, Dr S. Tagg , Dr R Raeside, Professor G. Pryce, Dr G. Hay, Dr A. Geddes.

Gardner, P.L. (2009) Fife Science Festival £370. British Science Association.

Gardner, P.L. (2008) Darwin Day. £280. British Association for the Advancement of Science.

External Contribution:

The Open Association (2016) – The psychology of everyday life (5 lecture course)
External Examiner, Glasgow University, Continuing Education degree programe (2015 – 2019)

Fife Science Festival (2009) St. Andrews Co-cordinator

Transitions Access Project (2008 – 2018) Scottish Wider Access Partnership

The Open Association (2007) – The psychology of everyday life (One-day workshop)

The Open Association (2006) – The psychology of everyday life (One-day workshop)

BPS Undergraduate Conference (Scotland, 2006) – Organiser.

ELT Orientation Week Guest Speaker (2002 – 2014)

The School to University Transition in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Sept. 2004

Esteem Measures:

Invited speaker at the Public Engagement with Research Conference, University of St. Andrews (2018 and 2019)

Invited speaker at the British Psychological Society Flagship Christmas Lectures (Watford
Colosseum, (2011)

Invitation to speak at the British Psychological Society Flagship Christmas Lectures (Kensington,
2010)

Invited speaker at the British Psychological Society Flagship Edinburgh Lectures (Dynamic Earth,
2009)

Certificate of Recognition (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010) The European DANA Alliance for the Brain

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2009)

Chairperson of British Science Association, St. Andrews Branch (2004 – 2015).

 

Regular reviewer of books and book proposals for Pearson’s Publishing, Wiley Publishing, and
Sage Publishing (2000 – current).

Other Conference Presentations:

Association of Psychology Teachers in Ireland (2012). Lecture
1: There is more to seeing than meets the eye.

Association of Psychology Teachers in Ireland (2011). Lecture
1: Love and Attraction. Lecture 2: To see or not to see, that is perception.

Association of Psychology Teachers in Ireland (2010).
Lecture 1: Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder?. Lecture 2: To see or
not to see; that is perception.

Association of Psychology Teachers in Ireland (2009).
Lecture 1: Attractiveness. Lecture 2: To see or not to see, that is perception.

Association of Psychology Teachers in Ireland (2008).
Lecture 1: Attractiveness. Lecture 2: To see or not to see, that is perception.

Research Futures Conference (St. Andrews, 2007): Public understanding of science.

Association of Psychology Teachers in Ireland (2007).
Lecture 1: Love and Attraction. Lecture 2: Perception: there is more to seeing
than meets the eye.

Association of Psychology Teachers in Ireland (2006).
Lecture 1: Memory. Lecture 2: Cognition: Are parrots as clever as A level students.


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