Jessica Morgan

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 and 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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