Jessica Morgan Faculty of Education & Health

Dr Jessica Morgan Bsc Hons, PGCertHE, MRes, PhD

Jessica Morgan

Dr Jessica Morgan
Bsc Hons, PGCertHE, MRes, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling

Faculty of Education and Health

Dr Jessica Morgan is a Senior Lecturer for Psychology in the Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling at the University of Greenwich.

Jessica is course coordinator for Positive Psychology across various programmes and the Psychological Science and Human Development course on the PGDip Speech & Language Therapy programme.

She also course assists on Research Methods, Levels 4/5 on the BSc Hons Psychology and BSc Hons Psychology with Counselling programmes.

Posts held previously:

  • 2007-09, Post-doctoral Researcher, Kingston University
    funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Higher Education Academy
  • 2007-08, Lecturer, Research Methods, University of West London
  • Senior Lecturer, Psychology, Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
  • Course coordinator for Positive Psychology across undergraduate programmes
  • Course coordinator for Psychological Science and Human Development, PGDip Speech & Language Therapy programme

Jessica's research has included, existential meaning; terror management theory; self-determination theory, psychometrics; and widening participation.

Funded research projects

  • University of Greenwich: The meaning of death: personal meaning as a terror management strategy, 2012
  • University of Greenwich: Family, aspirations and meaning across the lifespan, 2010

Morgan, J., Robinson, O. and Thompson, T. (2015). Happiness and age in European adults: The moderating role of gross domestic product per capita. Psychology and aging, 30(3), p. 544.

Morgan, J. and Robinson, O. (2012). Intrinsic Aspirations and Personal Meaning Across Adulthood: Conceptual Interrelations and Age/Sex Differences. Developmental Psychology, 49(5), pp. 999-1010.

Stuart, M., Lido, C. and Morgan, J. (2012). Choosing a student lifestyle? Questions of taste, cultural capital and gaining a graduate job. In: T. Hinton, ed., Widening Participation in Higher Education: Casting the Net Wide? Issues in Higher Education. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 129-145. 

Stuart, M., Lido, C. and Morgan, J. (2011). Personal stories: how students' social and cultural life histories interact with the field of higher education. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 30(4), pp. 489-508. 

Stuart, M., Lido, C., Morgan, J., Solomon, L. and May, S. (2011). The impact of engagement with extracurricular activities on the student experience and graduate outcomes for widening participation populations. Active Learning in Higher Education, 12(3), pp. 203-215.

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Morgan, J. and Robinson, O. (2012).Intrinsic Aspirations and Personal Meaning Across Adulthood: Conceptual Interrelations and Age/Sex Differences.

6th European Conference of Positive Psychology, Moscow.

Smith, R. and Morgan, J (2012). The effect of mortality salience and self-esteem of perceived meaning in life. Annual British Psychological Society Social Section Conference, St Andrews, Scotland.

Roche, J. M. and Morgan, J. (2010). Towards an autonomy scale for poverty analysis: Validity and reliability evaluation with psychometric techniques for scale construction. Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, 11 October, Oxford University.

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