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Dr Pauldy Otermans
Senior Lecturer (Education) in Psychology


I am a Lecturer (Education) in Psychology in the Division of Psychology, Department of Life Sciences, College of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at Brunel since March 2019. I am the Deputy Division Lead for Psychology and Employability Lead for the Division of Psychology. My research focuses on Innovative Teaching & Learning in Higher Education; Student Success and EDI; Employability and Transferable Skills; Student Experience and Student Satisfaction; Assessment and Feedback; and Student Engagement. I teach in the Psychology UG Programme a variety of blocks focusing on academic and employability skills.

Previously, I obtained my PhD in Cognitive Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience from Brunel University London (2014-2017). During this time I was the elected Vice President for Postgraduate Students at the Union of Brunel Students. Following this, I was elected Student Union President and fulfilled this job from June 2017-June 2018. After this, I joined the Ambitious Futures Graduate Scheme where I led a 6 months project on the review of student feedback mechanisms at Brunel University London. During this, I joined the Department of Psychology at the University of East London as a part-time Lecturer. 


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Brunel University London
  • Fellow of the HEA 
  • PhD in Psychology - Brunel University London
  • MSc Business Administration, specialising in Marketing - Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • MSc Natural Sciences, specialising in Neuroscience and Management - Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • BSc Natural Sciences, specialising in Biophysics - Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands


  • Deputy Division Lead Psychology
  • Employability Lead Division of Psychology
  • CHMLS BrightSpace Champion
  • University Steering Group – Student Experience Enabling Group Member
  • APDU Advisory Group Member
  • Psychology Student Experience Committee (SEC) Member
  • Recognised Programme Developer
  • Psychology UG Welcome Week Coordinator
  • Division of Psychology Awarding Gap Group Member
  • Brunel Academy for the Transformation of Teaching Fellow

Newest selected publications

Szameitat, AJ., Hamaida, Y., Tulley, RS., Saylik, R. and Otermans, PCJ. (2015) '“Women Are Better Than Men”–Public Beliefs on Gender Differences and Other Aspects in Multitasking'. PLOS ONE, 10 (10). pp. e0140371 - e0140371. ISSN: 1932-6203 Open Access Link

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