Dr Alexander I. Griffiths

Higher Education Specialist & Psychological Scientist

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Dr. Alexander I. Griffiths

E-mail: [email protected]



Education


University of St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom


MA (Hons) Psychology & Theology (2005-2009)
Faculties of Arts & Divinity

PhD Experimental Psychology (2010 - 2014)
Faculty of Science

University of Cambridge (Darwin College), England, United Kingdom


MPhil Social & Developmental Psychology (2009 - 2010)

Faculty of Social & Political Sciences



Professional Experience


Academic Policy Officer (Taught Degrees), Office of the Principal, University of St Andrews

May 2017 - Present 


Warden, Student Services, University of St Andrews

November 2016 - Present


Registry Officer (Research Student Support), Academic Registry, University of St Andrews

January 2015 - May 2017


Deputy Warden, Student Services, University of St Andrews

August 2013 - October 2016


Academic Tutor and Undergraduate Research Supervisor, School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St Andrews

September 2010 - December 2014


Doctoral Research Fellow, The MacLeodLab, University of St Andrews

September 2010 - September 2014


Assistant Warden, Student Services, University of St Andrews

September 2012 - August 2013


Graduate Research Associate, Psychology & Religion Research Group, University of Cambridge

October 2009 - July 2010


Undergraduate Research Assistant, The Memory Control Lab, University of St Andrews

September 2008 - June 2009


Undergraduate Research Assistant, The Clinical Cognition Lab, University of St Andrews

January 2008 - June 2009



Representation Roles


Postgraduate Representative, Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group, British Psychological Society

January 2011 - January 2013


Postgraduate Representative, School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St Andrews

May 2011 - January 2012



Theses


Griffiths, A. I. (2015). Retrieval Processes in Social Identification. PhD thesis, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK.


Griffiths, A. I. (2010). "God the Father": Religious coping to compensate for primary attachment figures during childhood crises. MPhil thesis, University of Cambridge, England, UK.



Keynote, Conference, and Seminar Presentations


Griffiths, A. I. (May 2014). Averting one's gaze beyond the looking glass: Retrieval Processes in Social Identification. Keynote Speech, VSPA International Conference on Identity, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


Griffiths, A. I. (October 2013). A social memory approach to the formation and maintenance of the religious identity. Invited Seminar Presentation. Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.


Griffiths, A. I. & MacLeod, M. D. (April 2013). Understanding the role of identity within processes of remembrance using experimental approaches in social and cognitive psychology. Conference Presentation. Euroacademia International Conference on Identities and Identifications: Politicised Uses of Collective Identities, Zagreb, Croatia.


Griffiths, A. I. & Kadioglu, P. (April 2013). Collective memory, identity, and inter-group conflict. Conference Presentation. Euroacademia International Conference on Identities and Identifications: Politicised Uses of Collective Identities, Zagreb, Croatia.


Griffiths, A. I. & MacLeod, M. D. (August 2012). The moderating impact of gender identification on retrieval-induced forgetting. Conference Presentation. Social Psychology Conference 2012, British Psychological Society, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK.


Griffiths, A. I. & MacLeod, M. D. (August 2011). Identity as a moderator of retrieval-induced forgetting. 5th International Conference on Memory, University of York, UK.


Griffiths, A. I. & MacLeod, M. D. (June 2011). Identity and self-relevance as moderators of retrieval-induced forgetting. Conference Presentation. The 12th European Congress of Psychology, Istanbul, Turkey.



Scholarships and Awards


2010 - 2014 - University of St Andrews Doctoral Scholarship. Full competitive scholarship of fees and maintenance for the duration of doctoral studies.


2011 - The Grindley Grant, Experimental Psychology Society, UK. Sponsored attendance and presentation of work at 12th European Congress of Psychology.


2011 - Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. For dedication to supporting student learning, teaching, and assessment in Higher Education.


2005 - Dangoor Scholarship, 1994 Group & University of St Andrews. Financial Scholarship for entering University with an outstanding record of prior academic excellence.

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