Dr Alexandra Hennessey

Lecturer in Psychology of Education

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I currently work as a Lecturer on the Masters Psychology of Education programme in the Manchester Institute of Education at The University of Manchester. My research interests span the relationships between various developmental, cognitive and social factors in children and young people, and how they influence education. I been involved in a numerous large scale research projects that have evaluated the impact of education initiatives on both academic outcomes and pupil mental health. For example, The Good Behaviour Game (funded by the EEF and NIHR), PATHS (funded by NIHR and EEF), and AfA (funded by the DfE). I am also invoved in research exploring loneliness in young people and the community.

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