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I joined Psychology in 1996 and took over as Programme Leader for BSc / BSc Hons Psychology in September 2007. I am also the Programme Leader for Bsc / BSc (Hons) Psychology with Interactive Entertainment, a unique programme which considers the influence of digital media on the user. It provides an understanding of psychological theory with a focus on computer gaming. Another Programme I lead is the Graduate Diploma in Psychology. This is a one year programme which allows graduates from other disciplines to get a qualification which allows them to be registered with the British Psychology Society. This is the first step for those who want to pursue a career as a Chartered Psychologist.
- Module leader for the Person in a Social Context module.
- Also teach on Psychology: An Introduction, Introductory Psychology for Health Professionals, Health Issues for Psychology, Human Cognition, Health Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences and the Empirical Project.
- Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society
- Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Director of Learning & Teaching in Psychology in the Higher Education Academy
Publications and Conference Presentations
- McKechnie J G and Brodie E E (2012) Assessing the Quantity and Quality of Experienced and Imagined Pain in Relation to Health Professional Status, Journal of Pain Management, vol5: 2, pp 141 – 152.
- McKechnie J and Brodie E E (2012) Is Left Always Right for Visual Line Transections? British Psychological Society Cognitive Branch Conference, Glasgow, 28 – 30th August, 2012.
- McKechnie J and Brodie E E (2009) Remembering or imagining pain can affect the ability to assess pain accurately, The World Institute of Pain Conference, New York, 13th – 16th March, 2009.
- McKechnie J G and Brodie E E (2008) Providing a meaningful cue can significantly improve the recall a of pain events, The British Psychological Society Scotland Annual Conference, Clydebank, 21st - 22nd Nov, 2008.
- McKechnie J G and Brodie E E (2008) Hand and Hand Preference Biases in the use of the Visual Analogue Scale, Journal of Perceptual Motor Skills, 107, 643-650.
- McKechnie J and Brodie E E (2007) Whose Pain is it Anyway? The effects of imagining a pain upon rating a visual analogue scale, The British Psychological Society Scotland Annual Conference, Falkirk, 30th Nov – 1st Dec, 2007.
- McArthur G and McKechnie J (2007) Not only Playing but Watching Computer Games can Affect your State of Mind, The British Psychological Society Scotland Annual Conference, Falkirk, 30th Nov – 1st Dec, 2007.
- McKechnie J and Brodie E E (2007) Gone but not forgotten: exploring autobiographical memory of pain events, The British Pain Society Conference, Glasgow, 25th – 27th April, 2007.
- McKechnie J and Brodie E E (2006) Forgetting Pain is Easier than You Think, The British Psychological Society Scotland Annual Conference, Perth, 24th – 25th Nov, 2006.
- McFadyen A K, Webster V, Strachan K, Figgins E, Brown H and McKechnie J (2005) The Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale: A possible more stable sub-scale for the original version of RIPLS. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 19(6), 595 – 603.
- McFadyen A, Webster V, Strachan K, Figgins E, Brown H, McKechnie J (2005) The Reliability and Stability of the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale [RIPLS], Interprofessional Learning Conference, Toronto, May 22nd.
- McKechnie J (2005) Who Cares for the Carer? Perceived Support and Coping Strategies of Student Health Professionals on Clinical Placement, Proceedings of the British Psychological Society, vol 13, (1).
- McVey C, McKechnie J and Kinnear N (2005) Reality Television Participants – more open, more agreeable and more conscientious? The British Psychological Society Scottish Branch Conference, Perth, 25th – 26th Nov, 2005.
- McVey C, McKechnie J, Kinnear N and Tuohy A (2004) Are Reality Television Participants Different from the Rest of Us? The British Psychological Society Scottish Branch Conference, Pitlochry, 26th - 28th Nov, 2004.
- McFadyen A K, Webster V, McKechnie J, Strachan K, Pratt J, Shamlaye H (2004) Establishing a Baseline Prior to the Implementation of Interprofessional Learning Modules. 7th European Congress of Occupational Therapy 'Building the Future'. Athens, Greece 17th-18th September, 2004.
- Strachan K M, McFadyen A K, Webster V, McKechnie J, Shamlaye H (2004) Glasgow Caledonian University. Designing and evaluating an inter-professional learning module: A Scottish perspective. Altogether Better Health: Progress in Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice, Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites, May 6 & 7, 2004 Vancouver, BC, Canada
- Strachan K M, McFadyen A K, Webster V, McKechnie J, Shamlaye H (2004) Designing the Evaluation of an Inter-professional Learning Module. 3rd International Multidisciplinary Health Care Conference of the Department of Health Studies University of South Africa UNISA, 3 - 5 March 2004.
- McKechnie J and Brodie E E (2003) Pseudoneglect and the Visual Analogue Scale: Are all pain intensities underreported? The Pain Society Conference, Glasgow, 2003.
- McKechnie J and Thomson K (2003) Perceived support and satisfaction of student health professionals' clinical placement experience. British Psychological Society Annual Conference. Bournemouth, March, 2003.
- McKechnie J (2002) The Effect of Lengthening Post Question Pauses on Students' Response. British Psychological Society (Scottish Branch) Conference. Perth, November, 2002.