Dr Stephanie Wake

Dr Stephanie Wake


I am a Teaching and Scholarship lecturer in the School of Psychology. My background lies broadly in the field of cognitive, behavioural, and social neuroscience. I completed my PhD under the supervision of Keise Izuma at The University of York, studying the neural basis of social information processing. 

Research interests

My academic interests include pedagogical research, understanding how we can improve best practise to ensure students thrive both academically and personally during their time at university. I currently lead the Research in the Psychology of Student Education (RitPoSE) group, where I am involved in projects exploring undergraduate emotions toward feedback, and perceptions surrounding innovative assessment modalities. 


  • PhD in Social Neuroscience
  • MSc in Psychological Research Methods
  • BSc in Psychology Hons

Professional memberships

  • Associate Fellow of Advanced Higher Education (AFHEA)

Student education

I lead the first year module Biological Approaches to Human and Animal Behaviour in the second semester. Additionally, I teach the biological component of Psychological Disorders.