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Personal profile


After completing my degree I went on to study for a PhD at Leeds University under the supervision of the internationally renowned Professor John Blundell. The main focus of my PhD was the impact of different nutrients on body weight gain, and on behaviour. I also collaborated with a number of pharmaceutical companies, which do not disclose the results of their research.

My first Lecturing position was at Sheffield University, where I was a junior lecturer. I was involved with the delivery of biopsychology at all levels of the degree programme. After 2 good years I moved on to Leeds Trinity where I became a senior lecturer, and the director of Research Methods. I spent 3 years at Leeds Trinity, during this time I helped them reshape the degree programme and introduced a lot of novel teaching methods including the use of Virtual Learning Environments. Whilst at Trinity I developed my interest/research into video games.

I moved to Huddersfield in August 2007 and took up the position of senior lecturer in psychology. I am currently involved with a number of research projects, PhD supervision, and module leader for a number of modules in the undergraduate degree programme.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Video games and aggression
  • Validating measures of aggression
  • Life experience and the perception of videogames Immersion and the perception of videogame content..
  • Do you know what your children are playing?

Research Degree Supervision

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Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Simon Goodson is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

aggression Social Sciences
Brain Medicine & Life Sciences
computer game Social Sciences
Antisocial Personality Disorder Medicine & Life Sciences
Mirror Neurons Medicine & Life Sciences
Search Engine Medicine & Life Sciences
Frontal Lobe Medicine & Life Sciences
experience Social Sciences

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Research Output 2014 2015

Psychological literacy: A multifaceted perspective

Hulme, J., Skinner, R., Worsnop, F., Collins, E., Banyard, P., Kitching, H., Watt, R. & Goodson, S., 28 Dec 2015, In : Psychology Teaching Review. 21, 2, p. 13-24 12 p., 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Biological correlates of psychopathy: A brief review

Debowska, A., Boduszek, D., Hyland, P. & Goodson, S., 1 Jun 2014, In : Mental Health Review Journal. 19, 2, p. 110-123 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Antisocial Personality Disorder
Mirror Neurons
Search Engine
Frontal Lobe

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Publication Peer-review

Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking (Journal)

Simon Goodson (Reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review