Welcome to Psychology

From childhood to old age.

Psychology at Heriot-Watt focuses on providing
excellent learning experience combined with strong
and active research culture

Head of Psychology

Dr Sue Cowan

Year Coordinator

Year 1: Dr Monica Tamariz

Year 2: Dr Mel Mckendrick

Year 3: Dr Dan Hale

Year 4: Dr Alan Gow

Department Seminar Coordinator / Course Coordinator for C99SG and C90CE / Personal Tutor

Dr Mary Stewart

UG Recruitment / UG Admissions

Dr Lauren Potter

Senior Director of PG programmes

Dr Sue Cowan

Final Year Project Co-ordination

Dr Thusha Rajendran

Director of Research

Dr Mario Parra Rodriguez

Programme Director for MSc Business Psychology / Course Leader C91EP and C91PP

Dr Mioara Cristea

Admission and recruitment officer for Psychology / Member of Ethic Committee / GCC for Diversity / GCC for Introduction to Psychology 2

Dr Maria Garraffa


Dr Dasha Grajfoner

Director of Undergraduate Studies in Psychology / Global Course Coordinator for Introduction to Human Factors / Global Course Coordinator for Research Methods

Dr Terry Lansdown


Dr Yiannis Argyropoulos

MSc Applied Programme Director

Dr Mario Parra

Research Ethics Officer

Dr Michaela Dewar

Information on appeals, who to contact and when to do so

Please refer to the University's website


Mitigating Circumstances forms

The University Policy on Mitigating Circumstances in relation to assessment applies to all Heriot-Watt students and all forms of assessment and covers all modes and locations of study. For more information and to download the appropriate forms please visit the University's website


Assessment and Reassessment

At the end of each year, your results will be available online via the Student Self Service. This will include whether or not you are clear to proceed to the next year of your programme or whether you need to be reassessed in any courses before you can proceed. Exam results are available via the Student Self Service. Your mentor and other staff will not be able to give out exam results.


Attendance and Performance

If attendance in any Psychology course falls below 75%, disciplinary action may be taken. The university regulations on Attendance and Performance are available here: