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Dr Francis Quinn

Post Nominals CPsychol AFBPsS FHEA
Biography Francis is Lecturer in Psychology in the School of Applied Social Studies at RGU. He is a Chartered Psychologist whose primary interest is health psychology, with research interests in exercise psychology (including motivation, the experience of exercise, and applications of psychology to the fitness industry), psychological well-being and the home environment, and the history of psychology (especially using oral history methods). He was trained in psychology at the University of Aberdeen, where he graduated in 2005 with an M.A. (Hons.) in Psychology with French. He also has a Postgraduate Diploma (with Distinction) in Research Methods in Psychology. In July 2010 he graduated from the PhD programme at the University of Aberdeen's School of Psychology, with a specialisation in health psychology as part of the Aberdeen Health Psychology group. Following this, he worked as a research assistant on a number of externally-funded projects at the same department. He took up his current role as Lecturer in Psychology at the Robert Gordon University in January 2011, where he is involved with teaching psychology, health psychology research, and administration.
Research Interests Psychology and behaviour change in physical activity/exercise
Psychology and the fitness industry
Positive mental well-being
Home physical environment, clutter and mental well-being.
Teaching and Learning Main teaching interests include health psychology, exercise psychology, mental well-being, the history of psychology and quantitative research methods for psychology.
Scopus Author ID 55433964800