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Jill Taylor

01642 342341
Job title:
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
School of Social Sciences, Business & Law
Social Sciences, Business & Law research

About Jill Taylor

Dr. Jill Taylor (nee Richmond) is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology in the School of Social Sciences, Business and Law. She studied her first degree in Psychology at the University of Sunderland and completed an MSc in Forensic Psychology at the University of Kent.  She completed her PhD at the University of Portsmouth supervised by Dr. Clare Wilson. Her PhD work examines whether subjective experiences of time perspective and representations of time influence emotions and behaviour. 

Jill has experience in teaching research methods and forensic psychology modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  Jill current teaching focus lies within Positive Psychology, and she is the module leader for ‘The Psychology of Everyday Self' and ‘Positive Psychology: Happiness and Wellbeing’. 

Research interests

Jill is a researcher within the Social Futures Institute at Teesside University.  Her research interests are in Positive Psychology and currently supervises PhD projects with focus on behavioural interventions.  Jill welcomes applications from PhD candidates in these areas.
Jill was awarded a University Research Fund (URF) grant to examine time perspective with students and is collaboratively working with Manchester Metropolitan University to examine how a time perspective intervention may decrease perceived stress and increase subjective well-being.  

Jill is currently working on several research projects. One investigates how we use our understanding of time to increase self-efficacy towards goal achievement and this is in collaboration with a colleague at University of Portsmouth.  Another project in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Sunderland combines art with psychology in exploring increases in subjective well-being through creative interventions. Other projects include investigating the relationship between mindfulness and the carpe diem time perspective; examining the extent to which time perspective influences online security behaviour; and investigating prospective memory with time perspective. 



Jill Taylor (neé Richmond) - selected publications

Taylor, J., & Wilson, J. C. (2016).  Failing time after time: time perspective, procrastination, and cognitive reappraisal in goal failure.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology 2016, 46, 557–564.

Richmond, J., Wilson, J. C, & Zinken, J (2012).  A feeling for the future: How does agency in time metaphors relate to feelings? European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 813-823.

Richmond, J., & Wilson, J. C. (2008).  Are graphic media violence, aggression, and moral disengagement related?  Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 15 (2), 350- 357.

Brase, G., & Richmond, J. (2004).  The white coat effect: Physician attire and perceived authority, friendliness, and attractiveness.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34 (12), 2469-2481. 

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