Department of Psychology

Miss Monica-Cristiana Hess

Teaching Fellow in Psychology, with intersts in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education and Organisational Psychology research

Teaching FellowBSc, PGCert, GradDip, MSc, FHEA

10 West 2.39
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6960


I am currently a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Psychology, undertaking Dr Laura Smith’s teaching duties for the 2016/17 academic year while she is on Research Leave. As part of this role, I act as a Co-ordinator for Applying Psychology Unit, while assisting on several other units. I am also a Personal Tutor and an Undergraduate Dissertation Supervisor.

Prior to this job role, I worked as an Academic Skills Adviser in Quantitative Research Methods, Statistics, and SPSS at Brunel University London. As part of my previous job role, I delivered Research Methods related lecturers, seminars, and workshops to Undergraduate, Master, and PhD students, across different departments within the University, including the Department of Psychology.

I completed my British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited MSc in Occupational and Organisational Psychology at University of East London in 2011 and I am currently completing my PhD at University of Southampton / University of Chichester.

I have been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) since 2015, having also acquiring a HEA accredited Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from University of Chichester in the same year.

Some of my achievements include:

  • Winner of a place to attend the Life Beyond PhD Conference (August 2015, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Park); the Conference aimed to bring together PhD students from a variety of research departments
  • Winner of the 2nd place of the Poster Competition at the British Psychological Society, Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Glasgow, January, 2015 Poster Title: Workplace Integration in the Context of the Immigration Process
  • Winner of a place to attend the Consortium for Research Excellence, Support and Training Summer School (September 2014, London); the Consortium aimed to bring together PhD students and academic staff from various disciplines and research areas of interest

Research interests

  • Workplace integration of migrant workers
  • Cultural integration of migrants
  • Formation and development of social and work relationships