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Dr Pauldy Otermans
Senior Lecturer (Education) in Psychology


I am a Senior 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. Besides that, in CHMLS, I am the Employability Lead and also the Director of the Education Hub. My research focuses on using AI in Education, Authentic Assessments, and Employability & Transferable skills. I teach in the Psychology UG Programme a variety of blocks focusing on academic and employability skills, and research methods.


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Brunel University London
  • Senior 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
  • CHMLS Employability Lead
  • CHMLS Director of the Education Hub
  • 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

Otermans, PCJ., Aditya, D. and Pereira, M. (2023) 'A Study Exploring Soft Skills in Higher Education'. Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, 14 (1). pp. 136 - 153.Open Access Link

Journal article

Spanoudaki, M., Otermans, PCJ. and Aditya, D. (2023) 'Individuals’ Inner Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Quantitative Comparison of Social Connections and Close Relationships between the UK and India'. International Journal of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, 17 (1). pp. 1 - 7.Open Access Link

Journal article

Otermans, PCJ., Sharma, S. and Aditya, D. (2022) 'Challenges Faced by Students with Illiterate Parents: Insights from Teachers – An Interview'. Educational Quest- An International Journal of Education and Applied Social Sciences, 13 (2). pp. 95 - 110. ISSN: 0976-7258 Open Access Link

Journal article

Randall, AK., Gaines, SO., Otermans, PCJ. and Schmitt, DP. (2021) 'Erratum to Coping with global uncertainty: Perceptions of COVID-19 psychological distress, relationship quality, and dyadic coping for romantic partners across 27 countries'. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 39 (1). pp. 92 - 99. ISSN: 0265-4075 Open Access Link

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