Rory MacLean

Rory MacLean

Dr Rory MacLean BSc (Hons), PhD, SFHEA, MBPsS

Lecturer

Biography

My main area of research interest is the psychology of creativity, and completed my PhD investigating the relationship between adult ageing and creativity at the University of Aberdeen. I am also interested in how creativity is related to cognition (e.g., attention), emotion, and its role in the performing arts.

My other research interests are varied, but mainly focus around cognition or personality, often with a forensic angle. Previous or current projects include: jury decision-making, narcissism, inter-partner violence, and child eyewitness testimony. I have also provided statistical and methodological support to a number of other projects.

I worked as an ad-hoc lecturer in psychology at Robert Gordon University, before joining Edinburgh Napier University in 2014. I currently teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, focusing on memory, creativity, individual differences, and statistics and research methods. I also have experience of teaching overseas, and am the module leader and visiting lecturer for individual differences modules running in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Research Groups

Esteem

External Examining/Validations

  • Robert Gordon University, MSc Applied Psychology
  • The Open University, Cognitive Psychology (DD303)

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Member, American Psychological Association Division 10 (Aesthetics, Creativity & Arts)
  • International Affiliate, American Psychological Association
  • Graduate Member, British Psychological Soceity

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Midlothian Science Festival

 

Date


27 results

Delayed hypoglycaemia in people with type 1 diabetes after performing moderate intensity exercise before the evening meal

Journal Article
Charlton, J., Kilbride, L., MacLean, R., Darlison, M. G., & McKnight, J. (2015)
Delayed hypoglycaemia in people with type 1 diabetes after performing moderate intensity exercise before the evening meal. Practical Diabetes, 32(3), 99-102. https://doi.org/10.1002/pdi.1933
For a person with type 1 diabetes, participation in exercise may increase the risk of hypoglycaemia. Research has been performed during or immediately after exercise in a labo...

The design and evaluation of a self-management algorithm for people with type 1 diabetes performing moderate intensity exercise

Journal Article
Charlton, J., Kilbride, L., MacLean, R., Darlison, M. G., & McKnight, J. (2015)
The design and evaluation of a self-management algorithm for people with type 1 diabetes performing moderate intensity exercise. Practical Diabetes, 32(2), (64-69). ISSN 2047-2900
Limited evidence is available to advise people with type 1 diabetes about self-management strategies for maintaining acceptable glycaemic control when exercising. A systemati...

Performance on a tablet-based visual-spatial-motor task is compromised in adults and children with dyslexia: implications for the development of a novel screening tool

Presentation / Conference
Willis, A., Piotrowska, B., Bannach-Brown, A., MacLean, R. D. J., & Kerridge, J. (2014, March)
Performance on a tablet-based visual-spatial-motor task is compromised in adults and children with dyslexia: implications for the development of a novel screening tool
Many adults and children with dyslexia also have problems with lower-level sensory, attentional, or motor tasks. In particular, there may be problems with auditory processing1...

The Determinants of Well-Being Among International Economic Immigrants: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis

Journal Article
Bak-Klimek, A., Karatzias, T., Elliott, L., & Maclean, R. (2015)
The Determinants of Well-Being Among International Economic Immigrants: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis. Applied research in quality of life, 10(1), 161-188. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11482-013-9297-8
Over the past decades migration has increased dramatically. Most of the scientific literature on immigrant mental health has focussed on stress, distress and mental illness. L...

Life satisfaction in people with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Journal Article
Karatzias, T., Chouliara, Z., Power, K., Brown, K., Begum, M., McGoldrick, T., & MacLean, R. (2013)
Life satisfaction in people with post-traumatic stress disorder. Journal of Mental Health, 22, 501-508. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638237.2013.819418
Background/Aims There is limited research on the association between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and life satisfaction in community samples. We set out to investig...

Research methods and data analysis for psychology

Book
Wilson, S., & MacLean, R. (2011)
Research methods and data analysis for psychology. McGraw-Hill Education
Psychology is a fascinating subject that can inspire students; the opportunity to conduct individual research can be immensely rewarding. However, the prospect of getting to g...

Age and the understanding of emotions: neuropsychological and sociological perspectives.

Journal Article
Phillips, L. H., MacLean, R. D. J. & Allen, R. (2001)
Age and the understanding of emotions: neuropsychological and sociological perspectives. Journals of Gerontology, Series B. 57B, 526-530. doi:10.1093/geronb/57.6.P526. ISSN 1079-5014
Sociocognitive approaches suggest that the ability to understand emotions should be well maintained in adult aging. However, neuropsychological evidence suggests potential imp...

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